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Overview: Train from Madrid to Cartagena

distanceDistance242 miles (390 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$71 (€63)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Madrid to Cartagena cover the 242 miles (390 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 21 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $60 (€53), but the average price of train tickets is $71 (€63). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cartagena.

Train providers: Renfe from Madrid to Cartagena trains

Buy your official Renfe train tickets from Madrid to Cartagena from $60 (€53) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Cartagena trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets to Cartagena from Madrid due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Train tickets from Madrid to Cartagena: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 32 €
    2 weeks earlier 31 €3%
    3 weeks earlier 29 €10%
    1 month before 29 €10%
    2 months earlier 26 €23%
    3 months earlier 28 €14.%


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    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Madrid - Cartagena 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 10% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Madrid - Cartagena with 2 months in advance you save up to about 23% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 14%.
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    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Cartagena

    Travel by train to Cartagena easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Cartagena.
    FAQs

    How much are cheap trains to Cartagena from Madrid?

    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cartagena from Madrid for as low as $60 (€53)  for the next 7 days.

    How much is the train to Cartagena from Madrid on average?

    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Cartagena train to cost on average $71 (€63)  one way.

    How far is it from Madrid to Cartagena by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Madrid to Cartagena by train to be approximately 242 miles (390 km).

    How many hours is the train time between Madrid and Cartagena?

    The train time between Madrid and Cartagena is on average 4 h 21 min  for the 242 miles (390 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Madrid and Cartagena by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When traveling by train from Madrid to Cartagena, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Cartagena do I arrive in?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arriving in Cartagena.

    Where is the departure train station in Madrid located? Where is the arrival train station in Cartagena located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Cartagena, called Cartagena, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city center.

    Which train companies can get me from Madrid to Cartagena?

    If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Cartagena, you can rely on Renfe or Renfe ALVIA to get you to Cartagena. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Madrid to Cartagena route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    When does the first train depart from Madrid to Cartagena? When does the last train depart from Madrid to Cartagena?

    The earliest train departing from Madrid to Cartagena leaves at 4: 15 PM. The last train departing from Madrid to Cartagena leaves at 4: 15 PM. You can find the latest Madrid to Cartagena train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    When should I book the Madrid to Cartagena train for the best deals on tickets?

    If you buy a train ticket from Madrid to Cartagena within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $71 (€63) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cartagena from Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Cartagena
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your journey from Madrid to Cartagena.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10