Duration 8h 19m
Distance 619.1 km
Average price 50€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Barcelona and Cartagena takes 8h 19m and the fastest train takes 7h 55m. The train service runs several times per day from Barcelona to Cartagena. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Alicante • 7h 42m

  1. Barcelona-Sants
  2. Alicante-Termino
  3. Cartagena
7h 42m
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46€ - 58€

Barcelona to Cartagena train times

Trains run twice daily between Barcelona and Cartagena. The earliest departure is at 12:00 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Barcelona is at 15:00 which arrives into Cartagena at 22:55. All services require a transfer at ALICANTE-TERMINO and take an average of 8h 19m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cartagena is 500 km. The road distance is 619.1 km.

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Barcelona to Cartagena train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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Barcelona to Cartagena train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Cartagena station.

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You can take a train from Barcelona to Cartagena via Alicante-Termino in around 7h 42m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

About Renfe Viajeros

Train from Barcelona-Sants to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Gabriel to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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