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from Madrid to Cartagena

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

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To get from Madrid to Cartagena on May 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur5h20 01:50PMCartagena
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$401One-way
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08:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur5h20 01:50PMCartagena
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$401One-way
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07:25AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h10 08:35AMAlicante Elche Airport
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$951One-way
07:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h05 01:50PMCartagena
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$401One-way
05:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h45 11:15PMCartagena
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$401One-way

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Sat
May 28
$40Alsa
$95Air Nostrum
Sun
May 29
$40Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Mon
May 30
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Tue
May 31
$40Alsa
$95Air Nostrum
Wed
Jun 1
$40Alsa
$99Air Europa
Thu
Jun 2
$40Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
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Jun 3
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Jun 4
$40Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Jun 5
$40Alsa
$68Air Europa
Mon
Jun 6
$40Alsa
$50Air Europa
Tue
Jun 7
$40Alsa
$54Air Europa
Wed
Jun 8
$40Alsa
$58Air Europa
Thu
Jun 9
$40Alsa
$37Air Europa
Fri
Jun 10
$40Alsa
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Jun 11
$40Alsa
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Jun 12
$40Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Mon
Jun 13
$40Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Tue
Jun 14
$40Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Wed
Jun 15
$40Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
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Jun 16
$40Alsa
$36Air Nostrum

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Cartagena

Travel to Cartagena 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 Madrid to Cartagena.
FAQs

How do I travel from Madrid to Cartagena?

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

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

The cheapest way to travel to Cartagena from Madrid is by taking a bus with an average price of $39 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Cartagena:

A bus is generally $1 (€1) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $40 (€36) from Madrid to Cartagena.

Taking a bus is about $20 (€18) less than taking a train, which costs on average $59 (€53) for this route.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Cartagena?

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

Other travel options to Cartagena can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 21 min   on average.

What is the distance between Madrid and Cartagena?

You should expect to travel around 242 miles (390 km) between Madrid and Cartagena.

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Cartagena?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Cartagena at Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and tend to arrive in Cartagena.

Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Cartagena?

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

  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Cartagena. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to Cartagena tickets on Omio for $39 (€35).
  • Air Nostrum can take you to Cartagena by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Nostrum from Madrid to Cartagena for $40 (€36).
  • Renfe Alvia can get you to Cartagena by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe Alvia from Madrid to Cartagena for $59 (€53) on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Madrid to Cartagena?

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

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

Direct services to Cartagena 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.

Where should I go next after I travel from Madrid to Cartagena?

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

How far in advance should I book tickets from Madrid to Cartagena online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $39 (€35) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $40 (€36) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $59 (€53) one way.

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