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There are 5 ways to get from Calp to Cartagena by bus, train, tram 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  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Calpe to Alicante
  2. Take the bus from Alicante to Cartagena

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Tram, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the tram from Benidorm to Alicante - Luceros L1
  2. Take the train from Alacant Terminal to Murcia del Carmen C1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena R / ...

$21 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Calpe to Alicante
  2. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Cartagena Ir / ...

$36 - $56

Bus via Murcia  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Benidorm to Murcia Vac-133
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$27 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Calp to Cartagena 115.7 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Calp to Cartagena is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calp to Cartagena is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calp to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Calpe and arriving at Cartagena via Alicante. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Calp and Cartagena is 147 km. The road distance is 185.1 km.

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The best way to get from Calp to Cartagena without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 24€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Calp to Cartagena, including transfers.

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Calp to Cartagena bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Benidorm station.

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Calp to Cartagena bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Cartagena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calp to Cartagena is 185 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Calp to Cartagena.

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  • Distance: 91.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Calp to Cartagena via Alicante in around 4 h 30 min.

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
2 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Alicante Metro Tram
Phone
961 924 000
Website
tramalicante.es
Tram from Benidorm to Alicante - Luceros
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tramalicante.es
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant Terminal to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
renfe.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Calpe to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benidorm to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Benidorm to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
interbus.es
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Benidorm to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
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