Tarragona is a town about 80 kilometres south of Barcelona. It can be reached by a direct coach from Barcelona Airport - making it a convenient transfer journey.
This page covers the various options for transferring from Barcelona Airport to the centre of Tarragona. Options include train, coach, bus, car and taxi.
There is a minibus service that operates between Barcelona airport (both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) and Tarragona. You will need to ensure to reserve this service online before your trip. Note that this transfer service only operates from April to Ocober. If you want a transfer service at any other time of the year consider a private transfer service (details below)
|Barcelona Airport Train Station|
There are no direct trains from Barcelona Airport to Tarragona. Therefore, it is necessary to take a train into the centre of Barcelona to head out towards the south of Catalunya.
Take the Barcelona Airport Train - The C2 to Estacio Sants (Barcelona Sants). If you are arriving into Terminal 1 (T1) you will not be able to walk straight to the train station, as it is 4km away. You will need to take a shuttle bus from outside the terminal.
At Estacio Sants you will need to change. There are an abundance of trains that run from Estacio Sants to Tarragona - approximately four every hour. The trains vary in journey time - some stopping at many stations and some direct.
To find out the time of this train it is necessary to go to the RENFE website. The train that you will be catching does not have one particular name, as various trains travel through Tarragona - including the Catalunya Express, the Regional Express, the Mare Nostrum, Alaris, Talgo and Euromed. The journey lasts between approximately 1 - 1.5 hours.
The distance from Barcelona Airport to Tarragona is approximately 80 km. This will take about 1 hour in a taxi, costing around €160.00 .
Tarragona is a popular location for those wishing to get away from the hustle bustle of Barcelona to a more peaceful urban space. The direct coach from Barcelona Airport makes it very easy to reach from the airport. However, if the coach times don't suit you, a train from Estacio Sants is fairly simple - keep an eye out for the direct trains as they will be far quicker than the regional ones with multiple stops.