Thinking about taking the train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 15 minutes to travel the 80 km from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants by train, although you can get there in as little as 58 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 32 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either Renfe or OUIGO trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.
Train tickets from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants start from $8.17 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.
Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Tarragona Estació and Barcelona Sants is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants is 58 minutes.
Train tickets from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants can start from as little as $8.17 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants leaves at 05:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants leaves at 22:21. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants cover a distance of around 50 miles (80 km) during the journey.