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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.

Private transfer service from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to / from Tarragona

If you don't speak Spanish and you are unfamiliar with Barcelona booking a private airport transfer is an option to consider. Once booked, you will have someone waiting to meet you at Barcelona Airport to take you to your accommodation, whether it is an hotel, apartment or other accommodation. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it. You would need to book this service online before you leave by following the links below.

It is recommended that you book this service well in advance of your trip because it is very popular during peak tourist season.

Book at least 48 hours in advance. However you can book up to 6 months in advance.

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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