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Travel Information to Madrid from Cartagena

distanceDistance242 miles (390 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $28
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $20 (€17) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $20 (€17) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe

Take a bus or flight to travel 242 miles (390 km) to Madrid from Cartagena. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cartagena to Madrid.

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from Cartagena to Madrid

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

Alsa
03:15PM5h20
Cartagena
08:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$461One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
03:15PM5h20
Cartagena
08:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$461One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air Europa
12:30PM1h10
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
01:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2221One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Renfe INTERCITY
06:25AM5h43
Cartagena station
12:08PMMadrid Chamartín
$891One-way
1 transfer
Renfe INTERCITY
02:20PM7h48
Cartagena station
10:08PMMadrid Chamartín
$751One-way
1 transfer
Renfe INTERCITY
06:25AM6h58
Cartagena station
01:23PMMadrid Chamartín
$881One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
03:15PM5h40
Cartagena
08:55PMMadrid
$461One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
05:45PM5h15
Cartagena
11:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$461One-way
0 transfers
Alsa Supra
07:15AM5h20
Cartagena
12:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$821One-way
0 transfers
Volotea
07:05PM1h15
Región de Murcia International Airport (RMU)
08:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$971One-way
0 transfers
Air Europa
08:55PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
10:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1141One-way
0 transfers
Iberia
09:30PM1h20
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
10:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2061One-way
0 transfers

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How to get from Cartagena to Madrid

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cartagena to Madrid, 78,26% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cartagena to Madrid and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Find the best route to Madrid from Cartagena with Omio's travel partners AVE, Iberia and Alsa! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Renfe Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company, Renfe. It operates throughout Spain, connecting major cities and towns with frequent departures throughout the day. The Intercity service offers a variety of train types, including the Alvia and Talgo, all of which offer comfortable seating and modern amenities. Alvia and Talgo offer fast trains but not as fast the high-speed trains like AVE, offering more stops. Passengers can choose from a range of ticket types, including Economy, Business, and First Class. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe Intercity include Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Seville, and Barcelona to Valencia.

    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 to Madrid from Cartagena.

        FAQs: Travel from Cartagena to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel to Madrid 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 Cartagena to Madrid.
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        There are 2 travel options from Cartagena to Madrid. You can take a bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Madrid is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $20 (€17) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

        A flight is $8 (€7) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $28 (€24) from Cartagena to Madrid.

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

        The fastest way to get to Madrid from Cartagena is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

        Other travel options to Madrid take longer:

        Getting to Madrid by bus takes 5 h 20 min on average.

        Madrid is approximately 242 miles (390 km) away from Cartagena.

        The average frequency per day from Cartagena to Madrid is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cartagena and Madrid as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

          • Buses most often depart from Cartagena at Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
          • Trains mostly depart from Cartagena and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

          The following travel companies offer services from Cartagena to Madrid:

          • Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus can get you to Madrid by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Alsa from Cartagena to Madrid for $28 (€24) on Omio.
          • Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Volotea or Iberia can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Nostrum from Cartagena to Madrid for $20 (€17).

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

          • You can take a direct bus with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
          • You'll find direct flights with Air Europa or Air Nostrum.
          • You can take a direct train with.

          Direct services to Madrid 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 trip.

          Many of our customers who book a trip from Cartagena to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cartagena and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!
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