How to travel from Cartagena to Madrid

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from Cartagena to Madrid

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

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To get from Cartagena to Madrid on Mar 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:15PMCartagena5h20 08:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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03:15PMCartagena5h20 08:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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03:15PMCartagena5h40 08:55PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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05:00PMCartagena5h35 10:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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09:45AMCartagena6h45 04:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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Travel Information from Cartagena to Madrid

distanceDistance242 miles (390 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$41 - $185
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $41 (€36) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $41 (€36) • 5 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Air Europa

Take a bus or flight to travel 242 miles (390 km) between Cartagena and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $41 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa or Air Europa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cartagena to Madrid.

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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Travel Tips: 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.

There are 2 travel options from Cartagena to Madrid: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Madrid is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $41 (€36) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A bus is generally $144 (€126) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $185 (€162) from Cartagena to Madrid.

The quickest way to travel between Cartagena and Madrid is by bus, which takes on average 5 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by flight can take on average 15 h 45 min.

The distance from Cartagena to Madrid is approximately 242 miles (390 km).

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/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cartagena to Madrid:

  • You can take a bus from Cartagena to Madrid with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $41 (€36) with Alsa from Cartagena to Madrid.
  • You can travel by plane between Cartagena and Madrid with Air Europa, and you can find Air Europa Cartagena to Madrid tickets for $185 (€162) on Omio.

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 Nostrum, Air Europa or Iberia.

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 route.

Omio customers who travel from Cartagena to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Cartagena to Madrid, 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 $41 (€36) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $185 (€162) one way on average.

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

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