How to travel from Barcelona to Cartagena

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from Barcelona to Cartagena

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

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The best way to travel from Barcelona to Cartagena is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

GetJet Airlines
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
03:40PMAlicante Elche Airport (ALC)
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Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
11:50PMAlicante Elche Airport (ALC)
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GetJet Airlines
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
03:40PMAlicante Elche Airport (ALC)
0 transfers
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Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
01:45PMAlicante Elche Airport (ALC)
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Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
08:15PMAlicante Elche Airport (ALC)
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Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
05:45PMRegión de Murcia International Airport (RMU)
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Travel Information to Cartagena from Barcelona

distanceDistance309 miles (499 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or flight
priceTicket price range$34 -
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $34 (€29) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $34 (€29) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Vueling Airlines or Renfe Intercity

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

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You can travel by travel between Barcelona and Cartagena with Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Alsa. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel 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 Barcelona to Cartagena trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Air Europa is Spain's 3rd most popular airline with flights around Europe and the rest of the world and a choice between Economy or Business fares for your travel from Barcelona to Cartagena.

        FAQs: Travel from Barcelona to Cartagena

        FAQs: 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.

        There are 2 travel options from Barcelona to Cartagena: train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Barcelona and Cartagena is a flight with an average price of $34 (€29).

        This is compared to other travel options from Barcelona to Cartagena:

        A flight is () less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Barcelona to Cartagena costing on average ().

        Taking a flight costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

        Taking a flight costs $23 (€20) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $57 (€49).

        The fastest way from Barcelona to Cartagena is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Cartagena that take longer:

        Train takes on average 8 h 49 min.

        Cartagena is approximately 309 miles (499 km) away from Barcelona.

        The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Cartagena is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Barcelona to Cartagena as scheduled services by train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

          • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants to Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses.
          • Most travelers catch their train from Barcelona and arrive in Cartagena.

          The following travel companies offer services from Barcelona to Cartagena:

          • BlaBlaCar or Alsa can take you to Cartagena by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Barcelona to Cartagena for $67 (€58).
          • Vueling Airlines, Air Europa or Volotea can take you to Cartagena by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling Airlines from Barcelona to Cartagena for $34 (€29).
          • Renfe Intercity, Renfe or Renfe Intercity can take you to Cartagena by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe Intercity from Barcelona to Cartagena for $57 (€49).

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

          • You can travel directly by bus with.
          • You can book a direct ferry with.
          • You can take a direct flight with Vueling Airlines.
          • You can take a direct train with Renfe Intercity.

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

          Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Cartagena don't make Cartagena their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cartagena are Murcia, Madrid, Alicante or Valencia, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cartagena to any of these top destinations today!
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