There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Cartagena by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Cartagena Tlg

$80 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Murcia
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$53 - $108

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cartagena 386.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Alicante, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Alicante (ALC) BCN - ALC
  2. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$60 - $220

Fly to Valencia, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Valencia (VLC) BCN - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena

$66 - $206

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Almeria (LEI) BCN - LEI
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$96 - $395

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Cartagena once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Cartagena via Murcia in around 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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 Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Murcia
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Almería to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Barcelona and Cartagena is 500 km. The road distance is 619 km.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cartagena is to bus which costs 45€ - 95€ and takes 10 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Cartagena is to fly and train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Cartagena via Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

The train from Barcelona Sants to Cartagena takes 7 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.