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There are 6 ways to get from Alicante to Cartagena by bus, train, rideshare, 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.

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Cartagena

$11 - $14

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Alicante to Cartagène 78.7 miles

$2 - $9

4 alternative options

Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Cartagena Ir / ...

$17 - $28

Train Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Alacant Terminal to Murcia del Carmen C1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena R / ...

$15 - $25

Taxi  •  1h 14m

  1. Take a taxi from Alicante to Cartagena 76.8 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cartagena 76.8 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cartagena is to rideshare which costs 2€ - 8€ and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cartagena is to taxi which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 1h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Alicante and Cartagena is 93 km. The road distance is 122.9 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cartagena without a car is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs 10€ - 12€.

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The bus from Alicante to Cartagena takes 1h 50m including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Alicante to Cartagena bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Cartagena train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cartagena is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs 10€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 2h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 58.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Cartagena, Spain?

Interbus operates a bus from Alicante to Cartagena 6 times a week. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Alicante to Cartagena 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 2h 6m.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant Terminal to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
interbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alicante to Cartagène
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $9
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blablacar.es
Taxi from Alicante to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Estimated price
$100 - $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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Alicante to Cartagena bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Cartagena station.

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Alicante to Cartagena train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Cartagena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Cartagena is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Alicante to Cartagena.

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There are 797+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Alicante and Cartagena. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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