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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $6.64
  2. 30 day advance $9.95
  • First train
    06:05
  • Last train
    21:50
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    30m

Travelling from Barcelona to Tarragona by train

Fast trains from Barcelona to Tarragona take around 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 80 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and Tarragona.

Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Tarragona?

Direct trains from Barcelona to Tarragona have been found.

We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Barcelona to Tarragona every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

How long is the train journey from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The Barcelona to Tarragona train travel time is normally about 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Barcelona to Tarragona train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Tarragona is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 06:05 and the last train is around 21:50. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

What's the Barcelona to Tarragona train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Barcelona to Tarragona are $6.64.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $9, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Barcelona to Tarragona train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barcelona to Tarragona by train.

Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Tarragona?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barcelona to Tarragona, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • AVE-TGV
  • Alvia
  • Avant
  • Intercity
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Tarragona to Barcelona

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

Other journeys to Tarragona View all journeys to Tarragona

  1. Trains from Barcelona to Tarragona are frequent and the fastest trains only take 33 minutes for the journey. There are high-speed AVE, Avant and Alvia services at least hourly to Camp de Tarragona, a modern station on the new Barcelona to Madrid line. Just remember that it’s 9 km out of town.

    If you are heading for the centre of Tarragona, then your best bet is to take one of the trains that run down the coast on the old line. Tarragona station is served by Euromed, Regional Express, Talgo and Intercity services as well as the occasional Alvia train. These trains also run at least hourly.

    The cheapest tickets are on the slower Regional Express services and the fares don’t increase in price closer to the date of travel. If you want to take a faster service, you should book early for cheap tickets. Depending on the train type and time of year, bookings open between six and 20 weeks prior to travel. The Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches, so if you're having trouble finding trains contact us and we'll email you when booking opens.

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    Barcelona to Tarragona

    All trains on the Barcelona to Tarragona route depart from Barcelona Sants station. Euromed and Regional Express trains and the occasional Talgo train also serve Barcelona Estacio de França station, which is where they begin their journey to Tarragona. Arrival in Tarragona is either at Tarragona station or at the out-of-town Camp de Tarragona station – depending on the type of train you choose.

    The fastest services only take 30-35 mins and are non-stop to Camp de Tarragona. Most Regional Express trains and some Euromed services stop one to four times en route to Tarragona. Trains on the old line take 55 to 75 minutes for the journey.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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