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Prices explained

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.

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  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.

    Barcelona to Tarragona

    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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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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