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There are 6 ways to get from Tarragona to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Camp De Tarragona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

50€ - 100€

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Rideshare  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Tarragone to Madrid 547.8 km

23€ - 35€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Madrid

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Madrid 548.8 km

55€ - 85€

Bus to Barcelona, fly  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD

Train to Valencia, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Madrid (MAD) VLC - MAD

38€ - 266€

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The cheapest way to get from Tarragona to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Tarragona to Madrid is to train which costs 50€ - 100€ and takes 3h 48m.

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

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The distance between Tarragona and Madrid is 424 km. The road distance is 548.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs 50€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Tarragona to Madrid, including transfers.

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Tarragona to Madrid bus services, operated by HIFE S.A., depart from Tarragona station.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Madrid is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs 50€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Tarragona to Madrid bus services, operated by HIFE S.A., arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Tarragona to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 424.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Camp De Tarragona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 4 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 100€ and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, HIFE S.A. operates a bus from Tarragona to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 7h. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 400€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Camp De Tarragona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
50€ - 70€
Promo+
60€ - 64€
Flexible
80€ - 100€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
hife.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tarragona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Tarragone to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarragona to Madrid is 549 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Tarragona to Madrid.

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

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Book your Tarragona to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4321+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Tarragona and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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