There are 5 ways to get from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$22 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Elche
  2. Take the train from Elx-Parc to Murcia del Carmen C-1
  3. Take the train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena R / ...

$16 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena Ir

$19 - $33

Taxi  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena 72.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena 72.4 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena is to taxi which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Alicante Airport (ALC) and Cartagena is 85 km. The road distance is 115.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Alicante Airport and arriving at Cartagena via Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Alicante Airport (ALC), Spain and Cartagena, Spain?

You can take a bus from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena via Murcia in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Elx-Parc to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Vectalia - Grupo SuBús
Phone
+34 (0) 965140936
Email
tam@subus.es
Website
vectalia.es
Bus from Alicante Airport to Elche
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
movilidad.vectalia.es
Other operators
Taxi from Alicante Airport (ALC) to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Taxi 204 Alicante
Phone
+34 616 49 61 28
Website
alicantetaxi.es
Costa Blanca Taxi
Phone
+34 627 24 57 17
Website
costablancataxialicante.com
Aleata Tele Taxi
Phone
+34 965 10 16 11
Website
taxienalicante.com

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