There are 7 ways to get from Marseille to Tarragona by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona R / ...

$81 - $119

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Bus  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Tarragona

$35 - $120

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Bus via Gare Routiere Quai 01  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Aix en Provence to Tarragona

$83 - $125

Night bus, bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona N708
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Tarragona

$46 - $68

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Tarragona 370.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Marseille, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$43 - $203

Train to Nice, fly, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Barcelona (BCN) NCE - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$84 - $222

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marseille and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Tarragona via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Tarragona is 418 km. The road distance is 593 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Marseille to Tarragona, including transfers.

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Marseille to Tarragona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Aix en Provence station.

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Marseille to Tarragona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Tarragona is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Marseille to Tarragona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Tarragona station.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 261.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Tarragona, Spain?

You can take a train from Marseille to Tarragona via Barcelona Sants in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Marseille to Tarragona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Aix en Provence to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat

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Marseille to Tarragona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Tarragona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Tarragona is 593 km. It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to drive from Marseille to Tarragona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Marseille to Tarragona train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Marseille to Tarragona bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 2052+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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