There are 8 ways to get from Cartagena to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Corvera  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Corvera (RMU) to Barcelona (BCN) RMU - BCN

48€ - 299€

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Bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Murcia 72B
  2. Take the bus from Murcia , Murcia to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N1131 / ...

34€ - 78€

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Train, train to Alicante, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Murcia Del Carmen
  2. Take the train from Murcia Del Carmen to San Gabriel
  3. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN

49€ - 156€

Bus to Almeria, fly  •  6h 53m

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

77€ - 272€

Train to Valencia, fly  •  7h 39m

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

50€ - 141€

Train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Barcelona-Sants 264

40€ - 50€

Bus via Barcelona Sants  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Murcia 72B
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Barcelona Sants 262 / ...

34€ - 53€

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Barcelona 618 km

65€ - 100€

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona is to bus via Barcelona Sants which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 300€ and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cartagena to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Cartagena and arriving at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord via Murcia , Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cartagena and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 54m.

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The distance between Cartagena and Barcelona is 500 km. The road distance is 618 km.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs 40€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Cartagena to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Cartagena to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Cartagena station.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 500.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

Vueling Airlines flies from Cartagena to Barcelona 3 times a week. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Cartagena to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 7h 54m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Corvera to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
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 Cartagena to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Murcia Del Carmen to San Gabriel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cartagena to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cartagena to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia Del Carmen to San Gabriel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Cartagena to Almeria
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
interbus.es
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
latbus.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 Murcia , Murcia to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Murcia , Murcia to Barcelona, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Murcia to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Murcia to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs 45€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 7h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 11h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Corvera Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Cartagena to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord station.

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Cartagena to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cartagena to Barcelona is 618 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Cartagena to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Corvera Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 2791+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Corvera Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs 3€ - 9€.

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