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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.

  1. Cheapest price £6.50
  2. 30 day advance £7.50
  • First train
    07:35
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    34m

Travelling from Tarragona to Barcelona by train

The fastest trains from Tarragona to Barcelona take around 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 80 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Tarragona and Barcelona.

Direct trains run between Tarragona and Barcelona.

We usually find around 39 direct trains on the route from Tarragona to Barcelona every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 36 departures. The duration is normally about 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Barcelona is usually scheduled to depart Tarragona around 07:35 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Tarragona around 08:04, and the last at 23:13.

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

When to book Tarragona to Barcelona train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Tarragona to Barcelona are £6.50.

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

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 and a half 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 Tarragona to Barcelona by train.

Which trains operate between Tarragona and Barcelona?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Tarragona to Barcelona, 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.

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

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