How to travel from Cartagena to Málaga

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Travel Information to Málaga from Cartagena

distanceDistance198 miles (319 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range- $69
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $51 (€44) • 10 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $69 (€60) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Vueling Airlines or Renfe

Take a flight or bus to travel 198 miles (319 km) between Cartagena and Málaga. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar, Vueling Airlines or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cartagena to Málaga.

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from Cartagena to Málaga

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

Our recommendation

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

06:15PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
1 transfer
06:15PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
1 transfer
09:45PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
1 transfer
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Cartagena station
10:36PMMálaga María Zambrano
1 transfer
Cartagena station
10:36PMMálaga María Zambrano
1 transfer
Cartagena station
10:36PMMálaga María Zambrano
1 transfer
09:01PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
1 transfer
12:15AMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel between Cartagena and Málaga with Alsa and Renfe. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These travel types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter travel and Trenhotel night travel.

    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.

      FAQs: Travel from Cartagena to Málaga

      FAQs: 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.

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

      The cheapest way to go to Málaga from Cartagena is by taking a bus, which costs on average $51 (€44).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Cartagena to Málaga:

      A bus is $18 (€15) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Cartagena to Málaga costing on average $69 (€60).

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of ().

      The fastest way to get to Málaga from Cartagena is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 30 min.

      Other travel options to Málaga take longer:

      Getting to Málaga by bus takes 10 h on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Cartagena to Málaga is:

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

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

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

        • You can travel by bus from Cartagena to Málaga with BlaBlaCar, Alsa or Iberia Express, and you can find Alsa Cartagena to Málaga tickets for $51 (€44) on Omio.
        • You can go to Málaga from Cartagena by plane with Vueling Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $69 (€60) with Vueling Airlines from Cartagena to Málaga on Omio.

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

        • Direct bus with.
        • Direct flight with.
        • Direct train 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 to Málaga from Cartagena.

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

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