How to travel from Tarragona to Cartagena

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Travel Information between Tarragona and Cartagena

distanceDistance270 miles (435 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $94
fastestFastest modeFlight • $39 (€36) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Renfe Intercity

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 270 miles (435 km) from Tarragona to Cartagena. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Europa or Renfe Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Tarragona to Cartagena.

Travel Tips: Travel from Tarragona 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 Tarragona to Cartagena.

There are 4 ways to get from Tarragona to Cartagena: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Tarragona and Cartagena is by taking a bus with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Cartagena:

Taking a bus is usually $35 (€33) less than taking a flight to Cartagena, which costs on average $39 (€36) for the same trip.

A bus is $91 (€84) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Tarragona to Cartagena costing on average $94 (€87).

The quickest way to travel to Cartagena from Tarragona is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 10 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 270 miles (435 km) between Tarragona and Cartagena.

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

  • Buses from Tarragona to Cartagena most often leave from Tarragona and arrive in Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly depart from Tarragona and arrive in Cartagena.

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

  • Air Europa can take you to Cartagena by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Tarragona to Cartagena for $39 (€36).
  • Renfe Intercity can take you to Cartagena by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe Intercity from Tarragona to Cartagena for $94 (€87).

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

  • You can book a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with Vueling.
  • You can book a direct train with Renfe Intercity.

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 journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Tarragona to Cartagena don't make Cartagena their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cartagena are Madrid, Murcia or Alicante, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cartagena to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $39 (€36) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $94 (€87) one way on average.

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

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