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There are 3 ways to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Murcia N1131 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Cabo Palos

€11 - €22

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Cartagena 18523 / ...

€15 - €25

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cabo Palos 132.5 km

€12 - €19

Alicante to Cabo Palos by bus

The bus journey time between Alicante and Cabo Palos is around 2h 35m and covers a distance of around 155 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 35m. Services are operated by ALSA, FlixBus, Interbus and others. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 35m
Fastest bus time:
2h 35m
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:55
Last bus departs at:
15:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alicante to Cabo Palos bus schedules

Alicante → Cabo Palos
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cabo Palos is 112.

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The most affordable way to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos is to bus, which costs €11 - €23 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos is to drive which costs €12 - €19 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Cabo Palos. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Cabo Palos via Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Alicante and Cabo Palos is 82 km. The road distance is 132.5 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos without a car is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs €11 - €23.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos, including transfers.

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Alicante to Cabo Palos bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs €11 - €23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €14 - €25 and takes 3h 58m.

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Alicante to Cabo Palos bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Cabo Palos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Cabo Palos is 133 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Alicante to Cabo Palos.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Cabo Palos.
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  • Distance: 81.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Cabo Palos, Spain?

You can take a bus from Alicante to Cabo Palos via Murcia in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Alicante-Termino to Cartagena twice daily. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 21m.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cabo Palos
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Alicante to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
interbus.es
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Murcia to Cabo de Palos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Schedules at
interbus.es

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