How to travel from Barcelona to Cartagena

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from Barcelona to Cartagena

You can get from Barcelona to Cartagena by train, bus or flight.

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flight

To get from Barcelona to Cartagena on Jul 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40AMBarcelona El Prat Airport2h50 11:30AMAlicante Elche Airport
1 transfer
2291One-way
Cheapest
08:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport11h40 08:10AMAlicante Elche Airport
1 transfer
1841One-way
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03:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport4h10 07:40PMAlicante Elche Airport
1 transfer
2561One-way
10:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport13h25 11:25AMAlicante Elche Airport
1 transfer
1841One-way
11:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport7h45 07:40PMAlicante Elche Airport
1 transfer
2561One-way

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Travel Information from Barcelona to Cartagena

distanceDistance309 miles (499 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $73 (€65) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe Intercity

Travel 309 miles (499 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Barcelona and Cartagena. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Barcelona to Cartagena.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Cartagena

Travel 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 Barcelona to Cartagena.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel to Cartagena from Barcelona including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cartagena is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Cartagena:

Taking a ferry is usually $60 (€54) less than taking a bus to Cartagena, which costs on average $60 (€54) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $73 (€65) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $73 (€65) from Barcelona to Cartagena.

A ferry is $62 (€56) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Barcelona to Cartagena costing on average $62 (€56).

The quickest way to travel from Barcelona to Cartagena is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 8 min   on average.

The distance from Barcelona to Cartagena is approximately 309 miles (499 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Cartagena:

  • Buses most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Cartagena at Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Cartagena.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Cartagena, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Alsa can get you to Cartagena by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Alsa from Barcelona to Cartagena for $60 (€54) on Omio.
  • Air Europa can get you to Cartagena by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Europa from Barcelona to Cartagena for $73 (€65) on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe Intercity to go to Cartagena by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe Intercity Barcelona to Cartagena tickets on Omio for $62 (€56).

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to Cartagena with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cartagena as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and Cartagena.

Your trip from Barcelona to Cartagena doesn't have to end in Cartagena. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Murcia or Alicante. If you’d like to add Madrid, Murcia or Alicante to your Barcelona to Cartagena tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cartagena today!

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Cartagena, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $60 (€54) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $73 (€65) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $62 (€56) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Cartagena online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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