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Getting There -- There are trains from Barcelona-Sants station to Tarragona about every 15 minutes. They take from 31 minutes to 1 1/4 hours and cost 7.95€ to 32€; AVANT trains have the best combination of speed and value: 35 minutes for 17€. In Tarragona, the RENFE office is in the train station, Plaza Pedrera s/n (tel. 90-232-03-20; www.renfe.com). There are also about 10 buses per day from Barcelona to Tarragona (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.), but the bus is slower, less convenient, and often more expensive than the train. Call tel. 97-722-91-26 in Tarragona for more information. To drive, take the A-2 southwest from Barcelona to the A-7, and then take the N-340. It is a fast and costly toll road, with one-way tolls of 18€.

Visitor Information -- The main tourist office, at Calle Major, 39 (tel. 97-725-07-95; www.tarragonaturisme.es), is open July through September Monday through Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm; October through June Monday through Saturday 10am to 2pm and 4 to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.