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Buses from Tarragona to Barcelona

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Tarragona - Barcelona Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Tarragona to Barcelona. Traveling by bus from Tarragona to Barcelona usually takes around one hour and 11 minutes, but the fastest Plana bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance52 mi (83 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$15.52
Trips per day12
Most frequent servicePlana
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Plana121h 12m$15.80
  • Plana

    Plana

    Book Plana from Tarragona to Barcelona from $16. There are 12 trips per day offered by Plana from Tarragona to Barcelona and you can expect on average to pay for a Plana ticket to Barcelona. In Tarragona, Plana departs to Barcelona from Central Bus Station . In Barcelona, Plana arrives at El Prat Airport T1 .

    An average trip on Plana from Tarragona to Barcelona takes 1 hours and 12 minutes , while the fastest available Plana trip will get you to Barcelona in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Plana offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Barcelona.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tarragona to Barcelona 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 Tarragona to Barcelona?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 11 minutes to cover the 52 miles from Tarragona to Barcelona. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Barcelona, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tarragona?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tarragona to Barcelona, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Tarragona to Barcelona 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 Tarragona to Barcelona without transferring.

City Information

Barcelona

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 Tarragona?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Tarragona.

All bus stations in Tarragona:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Barcelona?

Main arrival station: El Prat Airport T1

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

All bus stations in Barcelona:

  • El Prat Airport T1

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