Barcelona to Tarragona by train

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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.

1. Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Tarragona?

Direct trains from Barcelona to Tarragona have been found.

We usually find around 31 direct trains on the route from Barcelona to Tarragona every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 29 departures.

2. 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.

3. 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 22:00. This is the same at the weekend.

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.

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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:

  • Euromed
  • REG.EXP.
  • Regional
  • Regional Express
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • Talgo
  • Trenhotel

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

Tarragona to Barcelona by train

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Trains from Barcelona to Tarragona are frequent. There are high-speed AVE, Avant and Alvia services 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.

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 are non-stop to Camp de Tarragona. Most Regional Express trains and some Euromed services stop one to four times en route to Tarragona.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.