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How to get to Tarragona from Barcelona (airport and city center)

Tarragona is a city located on the coast of the Balearic sea, part of the Autonomous region of Catalonia.

Tarragona is situated at a distance of 92 km South-West from Barcelona city centre and 80 kilometres from Barcelona's airport El Prat. Cheap tickets to Barcelona...

From the airport of Barcelona can be reached in Tarragona: direct public bus, taxi or car.

From Barcelona city centre to Tarragona - by bus, train, taxi, or auto.

Car rental

If you are planning to travel to Spain, then the ideal option would be to rent a car. To choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time, your car will be waiting for you near the airport or in the city centre. The rental price starts from 14 Euros per day. To see and pick up the car here...

Taxi/Transfer Service Barcelona - Tarragona

To get from Barcelona airport to the centre of Tarragona, and other cities of the Costa Blanca easier and faster than a taxi. Book a taxi/Shuttle service is possible in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details! To know the cost of taxi ride here...

Bus Barcelona - Tarragona

From the centre and Barcelona airport with daily connections direct public buses to Tarragona, and from Tarragona to Barcelona.

Buses to Tarragona will start from Barcelona city centre, most buses pass through the terminals T2 and T1 of Barcelona airport or start from the airport depending on the schedule.

Travel time from 1 hour to 2 hours depending on the bus schedule. The fare is 13 Euro one way. Baggage included in the ticket price. The Carrier Plana.

The bus timetables vary depending on seasons, day of week and holidays. So the exact schedule is better to check before you travel, on the official website of the company Plana.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices and sale points, and also from the driver when boarding.

Buses are large and comfortable, with air conditioning.

From the second terminal of Barcelona airport buses start from bus stop, located just to the right of the exit from the airport building. Exit, turn right and go straight.

In Tarragona the bus will take you to the bus station of Tarragona (Carrer de Pere Martell, 1, 43005 Tarragona, Spain), located in the city center, one kilometer from the coast (Balcony of the Mediterranean). At the bus station information centre and the sale of tickets to Barcelona.

Train Barcelona - Tarragona

By train (commuter train) from Barcelona to Tarragona can be reached only from the centre of Barcelona. As of Tarragona only in the center of Barcelona.

About how to get from Barcelona airport to the center of Barcelona and vice versa, we told earlier, if necessary, you can get acquainted with the information here.

In Barcelona the train to Tarragona, you can take three railway stations (to get to these stations, following from Tarragona to Barcelona):

- Barcelona-Estacio de França - close to Park Ciutadella, Barcelona port, Barceloneta and the beaches;

- Boulevard Gracia (Barcelona-Passeig de Gracia) near: Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Plaza Catalunya and close to Sagrada Familia;

- Barcelona Sants Train Station (Barcelona-Sants).

It should be noted that not all trains start from the station Estacio de França and return. Much more popular is the station Estacio Sants, second in the number of train - Passeig de Gracia, with these two stations is sent and, consequently, arrive at them a lot more trains. So if you are going to sit or return from/to the Estació de França, you need to check the schedule in advance.

The fare on the train in one direction varies from 7 to 32 Euros, depending on trains and time travel. Travel time from 35 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office, terminals or online. Tickets for many trains sell only at the point of sale (online buy), so the best option would be to buy a ticket just before the trip.

The train timetable and cost of tickets is better to check before you travel on the Renfe website or online website Rail Europe.

Attention! In Tarragona there are two railway stations:

1. Renfe Camp de Tarragona which arrive by high speed train Ave and Alvia. These trains 35-40 minutes will take you from Barcelona to Tarragona or from Tarragona to Barcelona. The cost of tickets starts from 12,15 euros one way.

Disadvantage of this station is that it is located remotely from the city center (Mas L Hereuet, S/N 43765 La Secuita, Tarragona, Spain), at a distance of 11 kilometers from the bus station and 12 km. from the Balcony of the Mediterranean. To reach from the railway station in the centre of Tarragona by bus.

2. The railway station of Tarragona, placed in the center (43004 Tarragona, Spain), near the port and beach of the Miracle, 350 metres from the Balcony of the Mediterranean and the beginning of La Rambla. It is convenient for the location of the station, on her arriving commuter trains. On these trains you can buy tickets cheaper, but travel time increases.

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