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There are 5 ways to get from Tarragona to Cuenca by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Valencia Joaquin Sorolla  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Em
  2. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ic / ...

$55 - $77

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Cuenca 051

$30 - $55

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Vinaros Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Vinaros to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ic

$57 - $81

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Cuenca 280.8 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

$79 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Tarragona to Cuenca is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Tarragona to Cuenca is to train which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarragona and arriving at Cuenca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tarragona to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Tarragona and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel via Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Tarragona and Cuenca is 309 km. The road distance is 449.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Tarragona to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Tarragona to Cuenca bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Tarragona station.

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Tarragona to Cuenca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Tarragona station.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Cuenca is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 7h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Tarragona to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 192.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Tarragona, Spain and Cuenca, Spain?

You can take a train from Tarragona to Cuenca via Valencia Joaquin Sorolla in around 4h 29m. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Tarragona to Cuenca once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Vinaros
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vinaros to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Tarragona to Cuenca bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Cuenca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarragona to Cuenca is 449 km. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Tarragona to Cuenca.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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