How to travel from Cartagena to Málaga

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from Cartagena to Málaga

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

Our recommendation

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

07:00AMAlicante Elche Airport3h50 10:50AMMalaga Airport
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07:00AMAlicante Elche Airport3h50 10:50AMMalaga Airport
1 transfer
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07:00AMAlicante Elche Airport7h15 02:15PMMalaga Airport
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07:00AMAlicante Elche Airport10h05 05:05PMMalaga Airport
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05:15PMAlicante Elche Airport5h20 10:35PMMalaga Airport
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Travel Information from Cartagena to Málaga

distanceDistance198 miles (319 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $203 (€181) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Iberia Express

Travel 198 miles (319 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cartagena to Málaga. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa or Iberia Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cartagena to Málaga.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cartagena to Málaga

Travel to Málaga 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 Málaga.

You can travel between Cartagena and Málaga 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

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

A ferry is $46 (€41) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Cartagena to Málaga costing on average $46 (€41).

Taking a ferry is usually $203 (€181) less than taking a flight to Málaga, which costs on average $203 (€181) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $9 (€8) less than taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€8) for this route.

The fastest way from Cartagena to Málaga is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Málaga that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Málaga by bus can take on average 6 h 30 min.

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

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

You should expect to travel around 198 miles (319 km) between Cartagena and Málaga.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses and tend to arrive in Málaga, Puerto Málaga.
  • Trains mostly depart from Cartagena and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

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

  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Málaga. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Cartagena to Málaga tickets on Omio for $46 (€41).
  • Travel with Iberia Express to go to Málaga by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Iberia Express Cartagena to Málaga tickets on Omio for $203 (€181).

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

  • You can book a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct flights with.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $46 (€41) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $203 (€181) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $9 (€8) one way on average.

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

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