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

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Train  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Valencia Estacio del Nord Tlg / ...

$30 - $45

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Rideshare  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Tarragone to Valence 161.9 miles

$14 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Valencia

$19 - $40

Bus, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Castellón Plaza del Pais Valenciano
  2. Take the train from Vila-real to València-Estació del Nord C6

$30 - $59

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Valencia 162.4 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  4h 1m

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

$41 - $172

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The cheapest way to get from Tarragona to Valencia is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 3h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Tarragona to Valencia is to train which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarragona and arriving at Valencia. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tarragona and arriving at Valencia Estacio del Nord. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Tarragona and Valencia is 229 km. The road distance is 259.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Valencia without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The train from Tarragona to Valencia Estacio del Nord takes 2h 28m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Tarragona to Valencia bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Tarragona station.

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

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Valencia is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs 27€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Tarragona to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 143.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Tarragona to Valencia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Tarragona to Valencia 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Rede Expressos also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Valencia Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vila-real to València-Estació del Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Tarragona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to Castellón Plaza del Pais Valenciano
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
hife.es
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movelia.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Tarragone to Valence
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Tarragona to Valencia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Valencia station.

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Tarragona to Valencia train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Valencia Estacio del Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarragona to Valencia is 260 km. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Tarragona to Valencia.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Valencia Airport.

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Book your Tarragona to Valencia bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 1848+ hotels available in Valencia. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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