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How to get from Madrid to Cartagena

Compare flights, trains, buses and transfers to get from Madrid to Cartagena


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from Madrid to Cartagena

How to get from Madrid to Cartagena

Travel from Madrid to Cartagena and discover this Spain city of 210.000 inhabitants. The distance from Madrid to Cartagena is 391 kilometers; with Wanderio you can compare the available trains, buses, and flights to get from Madrid to Cartagena, so that you can organize your trip choosing the fastest route, the most comfortable or the cheapest one. You can choose among different choices and organize your trip according to your needs, depending on whether you are looking for the fastest, the most comfortable or perhaps the cheapest travel solution. For example, by choosing a train from Madrid to Cartagena, you’ll get to your destination in about 5 hours on average; train ticket prices start from 36 €. Going from Madrid to Cartagena by bus instead? Prices for your ticket start from 50 € and the bus journey takes about 6 hours on average.

Trains Madrid - Cartagena

You can get from Madrid to Cartagena by train, thanks to the 2 daily routes provided by Renfe. The train ride from Madrid to Cartagena takes about 5 hours on average and the average train ticket is 36€. If you book in advance, you can find the best fares and save 42% on average on your train ticket, with prices starting from 36€. Travelling Spain by train can often be cheap.

Buses Madrid - Cartagena

Coaches from Madrid to Cartagena are comfortable and rather cheap; you can travel with ALSA on one of the 1 buses that every day link Madrid to Cartagena and get you to your destination in about 6 hours on average. Madrid - Cartagena bus tickets cost 50€ on average. Thanks to low cost fares though, you can find cheap buses at prices as low as 50€. Travelling Spain by bus could be the cheapest solution for you low budget trips.

Flights Madrid - Cartagena

To get to Cartagena from Madrid you can take a flight from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, which is the closest airport to Madrid, and arrive at Murcia–San Javier Airport, the airport the best serves Cartagena. The average price for a Madrid to Cartagena flight is 622€, but you can find low cost flights as well, with prices starting from 563€. Getting from Madrid to Cartagena by flight takes about 7 hours on average; however, you need to consider the time to get to the airport and pass the security checks. You can count on 4 daily connections between Madrid and Cartagena provided by British Airways. Murcia–San Javier Airport is the closest airport to Cartagena and is 24.3 kilometers away from the city center; you can get to Cartagena in 36 minutes thanks to airport shuttles from Murcia–San Javier Airport to Cartagena.