There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Tarragona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona R / ...

$216 - $244

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Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tarragona

$54 - $92

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Train via Perpignan  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Perpignan Tgv
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Camp de Tarragona Ave

$215 - $253

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona N717 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona

$78 - $128

Drive  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Tarragona 702.3 miles

$150 - $220

Fly Paris CDG to Barcelona, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$68 - $281

Fly Paris Orly to Barcelona, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$56 - $259

Fly Paris Orly to Perpignan, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$117 - $526

Train to Beauvais, fly to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Beauvais Gare SNCF
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Barcelona (BCN) BVA - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$57 - $264

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Paris Centre - Bercy and arriving at Tarragona via Estació del Nord and Barcelona Airport El Prat T1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Tarragona via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 39 min.

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The distance between Paris and Tarragona is 865 km. The road distance is 1123.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 7 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Paris to Tarragona, including transfers.

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Paris to Tarragona bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris to Tarragona train services, operated by TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Tarragona is to train which takes 7 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Paris to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Tarragona station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 540.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Tarragona via Barcelona Sants in around 7 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Tarragona via Barcelona City Centre, Estació del Nord, and Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 in around 17 h 16 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $400
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $330
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
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
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 Perpignan to Camp de Tarragona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Beauvais Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
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
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Tarragona is 1124 km. It takes approximately 10 h 20 min to drive from Paris to Tarragona.

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Pakistan International Airlines, Swiss, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 2052+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs .

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