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Taking the train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants in 1 hour 2 minutes

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 1 hour 2 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 33 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 $8.01 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.

Keen to book your train tickets to Barcelona Sants? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants by train

It takes an average of 1h 15m to travel from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants by train, over a distance of around 50 miles (80 km). There are normally 33 trains per day traveling from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants and tickets for this journey start from $8.01 when you book in advance.

First train

5:39 am

Last train

10:21 pm

Departure station

Tarragona Estació

Arrival station

Barcelona Sants

Journey time

From 1h 2m

Distance

50 miles (80 km)

Frequency

33 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $8.01

Train and bus operators

Renfe, ALSA, iryo, OUIGO

Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants train times

Check out the next trains departing from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants for Tuesday Jul 23rd 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:23 am 11:37 am 1h 14m, direct
10:55 am 12:07 pm 1h 12m, direct
11:52 am 1:10 pm 1h 18m, direct
12:23 pm 1:38 pm 1h 15m, direct
12:54 pm 2:07 pm 1h 13m, direct
1:32 pm 2:50 pm 1h 18m, direct
1:52 pm 3:07 pm 1h 15m, direct
2:02 pm 3:10 pm 1h 8m, direct
2:12 pm 3:37 pm 1h 25m, direct
2:49 pm 4:07 pm 1h 18m, direct

OUIGO, iryo and Renfe trains from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants

You can travel from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants on OUIGO, iryo and Renfe trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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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.

Operating since the end of 2022, iryo is a new high-speed train company in Spain. It’s a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Norstrum and the train company Trenitalia, one of the greatest leaders in European rail transport. The first private Spanish high-speed company to operate, iryo runs high-speed services on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona route and connects Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia/Alicante and Madrid – Cordoba – Seville/Malaga. They are doing this all with a fleet of ETR1000 model trains that offer the highest level of comfort in Spain, with a combination of advanced propulsion and highest quality onboard services, including WiFi connection and catering service. 98% of the parts of the trains are 100% recyclable, making this trip sustainable as well!

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.

iryo and OUIGO classes from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants

Compare the different travel classes offered by iryo and OUIGO when traveling from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants.

Onboard services on iryo and OUIGO

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can carry up to 3 pieces of baggage on iryo trains, as long as they do not exceed 25kg (55.1lbs) in total. These 3 pieces can be 2 suitcases with a maximum size of 85 x 55 x 35cm (33.4 x 21.6 x 13.7 inches) and a backpack or handbag that does not exceed the dimensions of 36 x 27 x 15cm (14.1 x 10.6 x 5.9 inches).

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

iryo offers different menus with high-quality products in all classes. You can buy your favorite meal from their onboard restaurant/bar car, which is usually near car 2. If you’re traveling in the Infinita Bistró Class, you can enjoy the Infinita Bistró food service – your meal will be served straight to your seat. Please note that you’ll need to book your meal at least 24 hours in advance.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

You can enjoy free WiFi in all classes on iryo trains, as well as an onboard entertainment platform providing a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news and Spotify.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Kids aged 0-3 travel for free on all iryo trains. Kids aged 4-13 get a discounted ticket while those aged 14-18 need to pay the full price. Please note that kids aged under 18 need to be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bike on board iryo trains for free if it’s folded and does not exceed 90 x 120 x 40cm. Also, your bike must travel without the pedals and with the handlebar rotated 90 degrees.

PetPetPets

iryo allows pets that do not exceed 10kg (22lbs) in weight, as long as they travel inside a carrier with a maximum size of 60 x 35 x 35cm (23.6 x 13.7 x 13.7 inches). You'll need to buy a ticket for your pet in advance. In addition, guide dogs can travel at no additional cost.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

There are 2 seats for people with reduced mobility on iryo trains. Step-free access is also available both when boarding and when getting off the train.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

One piece of hand baggage (36 x 27 x 15 cm) and one piece of cabin baggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) can be taken onboard. You can take additional or larger bags with you (max. 30kg) for an extra fee or by paying for OUIGO Plus.​

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

On OUIGO trains in France: an at-seat service of snacks is available on Train classique services. This service is not available on high-speed OUIGO trains.
On OUIGO trains in Spain: OUIBAR is located in car 4 of each train and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, plus snacks.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

WiFi (OUIFI) and an entertainment portal (OUIFUN) are available at an additional cost.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

For OUIGO trains in France: Passengers under 12 years old pay a fixed price for tickets all year round - €5 for journeys on Train classique services, and €8 for high speed services.
For OUIGO trains in Spain: Passengers under 12 pay €5 for all journeys.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bicycle on board OUIGO trains if you add the 'Bike' option onto your ticket for an additional fee of at least €5. Your bike must be folded or dismantled and placed in a storage bag for transport.

PetPetPets

Pets are only allowed on board OUIGO trains if the 'Pets' option is added to your ticket at the time of booking. (1 pet per adult, per booking, €10 per pet.)

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants

The price of train tickets from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants starts at $8.01 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants

Want to know more about your journey from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants take?

The average journey time by train between Tarragona Estació and Barcelona Sants is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 33 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Tarragona Estació and Barcelona Sants by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants is 1 hour and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants cost?

Train tickets from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants can start from as little as $8.01 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.

Is there a direct train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants without having to change trains. There are 33 direct trains from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants leave?

The first train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants leaves at 05:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants leave?

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.

What's the distance between Tarragona Estació and Barcelona Sants by train?

Trains travelling from Tarragona Estació to Barcelona Sants cover a distance of around 50 miles (80 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona Estació.


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