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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3h 45m

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

58€ - 84€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Tarragone to Madrid 342.4 miles

23€ - 35€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Madrid

30€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Madrid 343 miles

55€ - 85€

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  4h 30m

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

41€ - 157€

Train to Valencia, fly  •  5h 27m

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

59€ - 243€

Questions & Answers

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 55€ - 85€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarragona and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice 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 45m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m 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 45m and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 7h.

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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 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: 265.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Tarragona to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost 55€ - 80€ and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, HIFE S.A. operates a bus from Tarragona to Madrid twice 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 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe.com
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 Tarragona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 18€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
renfe.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
hife.es
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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
30€ - 50€
Website
alsa.com
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 ALSA.

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There are 4059+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 60€ 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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