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Guide to Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Tarragona

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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, minibus, car and taxi.

Transfer to Tarragona from Barcelona Airport by Train

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.

Barcelona Airport Train Station
Barcelona Airport Train Station

Take the Barcelona Airport Train - The R2 Nord to Estació 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 Estació Sants you will need to change. There are an abundance of trains that run from Estació 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.

Taxi Fare: €130.00

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 easy to transfer to Tarragona. However, if the coach times don't suit you, a train from Estació 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.

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Get your luggage delivered where you want, when you want it, with a secure, low-cost luggage transport service

A baggage management service operates from Barcelona airport, where you can drop off your bags with them and they will deliver it to your desired location in Barcelona, e.g. your hotel, apartment, cruise port or any other destination. Currently, there are no lockers or left-luggage services at Barcelona airport, so this service offers you a convenient and stress-free way of transporting your luggage wherever you need.

Listed below are the main reasons to consider this luggage transport service:

Save on transportation costs: If you are travelling in a group, fitting everyone's luggage in a single taxi may not be possible. This service provides an affordable solution to hiring multiple taxis.

Time-Saving: If you attend an event, conference, or football match, you want to save time dropping off your luggage at your accommodation first. You can drop off your bags and the baggage management service and go straight to your event. You will find your bags in your room when you visit your hotel later.

Ideal for short visits: If you only have a short time in Barcelona, this service can enable you to make the most of your visit. You can drop off your bags at the airport and start sightseeing immediately. Excellent for families, large groups and older people that may have difficulties carrying luggage.

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