Tarragona has a wide range of communication channels, making it easy to reach the other Mediterranean Games venues.
The Reus airport, located just 7 kilometres outside of Tarragona, handles charter flights and is served by low-cost airlines. Reus Transport offers a transportation service by bus to the Reus airport, and HISPANO IGUALADINA runs a line from Reus to Tarragona (902 29 29 00).
The Barcelona airport, located just 82 kilometres away from Tarragona, offers daily all manner of national, international and transatlantic flights and connections. It can be reached by taking the AP-7 and C-32 motorways, by train, changing at the Barcelona Sants station, or by bus through the coach company PLANA (977 21 44 75).
AENA general information tel.: 902 40 47 04
The city is connected by the AP-7 motorway and N-340 carriageway to Barcelona, Tortosa and Valencia. It is also possible to drive to Lleida, Zaragoza and Madrid, taking the N-240 and picking up the AP-2 motorway at Montblanc. The N-420 carriageway goes to Reus and Teruel. The city is linked to other towns in the province by a comprehensive network of local and regional roads. Before departing, drivers can make sure there is no traffic disruption.
- By bus. Tarragona has a modern bus station with buses to most towns in the region. The station is home to companies offering both domestic and international routes. Those running international services include EUROLINES(Information and Reservations Tel: 902 40 50 40/977 22 40 00). National companies include ALSA (902 42 22 42) and HIFE (902 119 814).
- By train. Tarragona has two train stations. The first is located in the city centre and offers links to regional trains (to Barcelona, Tortosa, Reus and Lleida), as well as national and internal long-distance trains (to Valencia, Andalucia, Madrid and France). The second, located just 10 minutes away from the centre, is the “Camp de Tarragona” High-Speed Train (AVE) Station, which opened its doors on 19 December 2006 and entails a major improvement in Tarragona’s connections to the exterior, as well as its connection to Spain’s high-performance lines. The new station gives rise to a wide range of rail links to Barcelona, Lleida, Saragossa, Madrid, Cordova, Seville and, soon, all Europe. (RENFE902 32 03 20).
Communication to / from Tarragona is direct by:
Bus: the company PLANA carries out the bus transport service from “Camp de Tarragona” station to Tarragona bus station. Tel.: 977 21 44 75
Costa Dorada Transfers provides private cars services, high standing cars and minivans, minibus and coaches. Specialists in congresses, incentive travel programs, tour operators, travel agencies, companies, etc. They offer services in AVE Camp de Tarragona train station and in Barcelona and Reus Airports.
Low-cost parking: Aparca i tren
Tarragona is home to one of the busiest commercial and nautical ports in the Mediterranean, which is also a stopover for cruise ships. On the pier called Moll de Costa you’ll find Port Tarraco, a modern marina with 115 moorings for mega yachts between 24 and 120 metres in length. Nautic Tarragona SA is at the Port of Tarragona marina and has 441 moorings (6 to 20 m length) and 240 parking spaces.
Source: Tarragona Turisme