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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30PMAlicante Elche Airport1h15 10:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$961One-way
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09:30PMAlicante Elche Airport1h15 10:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$961One-way
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08:30PMAlicante Elche Airport1h05 09:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1991One-way
09:25AMAlicante Elche Airport1h15 10:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2451One-way
12:15PMAlicante Elche Airport1h05 01:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2411One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
$64Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$96Air Nostrum
Mon
Jan 24
$64Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Tue
Jan 25
$56Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$96Air Nostrum
Wed
Jan 26
$56Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$53Air Nostrum
Thu
Jan 27
$64Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$53Air Nostrum
Fri
Jan 28
$64Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$53Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 29
$49Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 30
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$42Alsa
$73Air Europa
Mon
Jan 31
$56Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 1
$42Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 2
Find prices
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$49Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 4
$56Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 5
$49Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 6
$42Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Mon
Feb 7
$42Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 8
$35Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 9
$35Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 10
$42Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Europa
Fri
Feb 11
$56Renfe Alvia
$42Alsa
$25Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Cartagena and Madrid

distanceDistance242 miles (390 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $27 (€22) • 4 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $36 (€30) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 242 miles (390 km) from Cartagena to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Cartagena to Madrid.

How to get from Cartagena to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

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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FAQs

How do I go from Cartagena to Madrid?

There are 3 travel options from Cartagena to Madrid: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Madrid?

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Madrid is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€22) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $9 (€7) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $36 (€30) for this trip.

A train is $15 (€12) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cartagena to Madrid costing on average $42 (€35).

What is the fastest way from Cartagena to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel from Cartagena to Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 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 5 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 16 min   on average.

How many miles from Cartagena to Madrid would I travel?

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

When traveling to Madrid from Cartagena, where do I depart from Cartagena and where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers board their train from Cartagena and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Who can get me from Cartagena to Madrid?

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

  • You can go to Madrid from Cartagena by plane with Air Europa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $36 (€30) with Air Europa from Cartagena to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Cartagena to Madrid with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $42 (€35) with Alsa from Cartagena to Madrid.
  • You can travel by train from Cartagena to Madrid with Renfe Alvia, and you can find Renfe Alvia Cartagena to Madrid tickets for $27 (€22) on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly to Madrid from Cartagena?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum or Air Europa.
  • You can book a direct bus with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
  • You can book a direct train with Renfe Alvia.

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 journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cartagena to Madrid?

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 or Sevilla. 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!

When should I buy a ticket from Cartagena to Madrid online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $36 (€30) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $42 (€35) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $27 (€22) one way.

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.