Barcelona to Tarragona bus

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Barcelona - Tarragona Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 28 intercity buses per day from Barcelona to Tarragona. Traveling by bus from Barcelona to Tarragona usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest Plana bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance52 mi (83 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$17.07
Trips per day28
Most frequent servicePlana
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Barcelona to Tarragona?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Barcelona to Tarragona. Plana connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Plana281h 14m$17.25
  • Book Plana from Barcelona to Tarragona from $17. There are 28 trips per day offered by Plana 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 T2 and one other station. In Tarragona, Plana arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Plana from Barcelona to Tarragona takes 1 hours and 14 minutes , while the fastest available Plana trip will get you to Tarragona in 0 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Plana offers 29 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Tarragona.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 13 minutes to cover the 52 miles 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Barcelona to Tarragona, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 28 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 T2

Barcelona has two bus stations with service to Tarragona.

All bus stations in Barcelona:

  • El Prat Airport T2

  • 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.

All bus stations in Tarragona:

  • Central Bus Station

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