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Buses from Barcelona to Tarragona

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Barcelona - Tarragona Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Barcelona to Tarragona. Traveling by bus from Barcelona to Tarragona usually takes around one hour and 5 minutes, but the fastest Plana bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance52 mi (83 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$20.22
Trips per day14
Most frequent servicePlana
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Barcelona to Tarragona?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Barcelona to Tarragona. Plana is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Plana141h 5m$20.61
  • Plana


    Book Plana from Barcelona to Tarragona from $20. There are 14 Plana schedules from Barcelona to Tarragona and you can expect on average to pay for a Plana ticket to Tarragona. In Barcelona, Plana departs to Tarragona from El Prat Airport T1 and no other station. In Tarragona, Plana arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Plana from Barcelona to Tarragona takes 1 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Plana trip will get you to Tarragona in 0 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Plana offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Tarragona.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Barcelona to Tarragona during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 5 minutes to cover the 83 kilometers from Barcelona to Tarragona. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Tarragona at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Barcelona?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Barcelona to Tarragona, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Tarragona are there per day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Barcelona to Tarragona every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Barcelona to Tarragona without transferring.

City Information


Featuring a mix of bizarre modern vibes and quaint buildings, Barcelona is a great destination for tourists seeking fun and cultural activities alike. Barcelona takes great pride in its unique architecture, and the most prominent example of its uniqueness is the La Sagrada Família, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Boasting a unique Gothique-esque architectural style, the cathedral will leave you in awe. The most interesting part is that the church is actually still in construction, and is expected to be finished by 2026. If you want to stroll around the streets of Barcelona, the Barri Gòtic, the oldest part of the city, will be a perfect choice. Here visitors will find old buildings with Medieval or Roman architecture. If you are looking to enjoy Barcelona’s nightlife, head over to Las Ramblas, the most fun area around.

For the best Catalonian dishes, don’t hesitate to head over to Babula Bar 1937, which offers top-tier local cuisine. Barcelona is also rather famous for its seafood, so don’t hesitate to give that a try at one of the many restaurants the city has to offer.

For buses, Estació del Nord serves as the central hub of intercity services. The Barcelona Sants is the city’s main train station, offering access to many cities in Europe. Commercial air services are provided by the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is located 11 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Barcelona?

Main departure station: El Prat Airport T1

Most buses depart from the main station in Barcelona.

All bus stations in Barcelona:

  • El Prat Airport T1

Where does the bus arrive in Tarragona?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

All buses from Barcelona arrive at one main station in Tarragona.

Bus stations in Tarragona:

  • Central Bus Station

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