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There are 7 ways to get from Cartagena to Barcelona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Barcelona Sants Tlg

$75 - $95

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Bus  •  12 h 10 min

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

$45 - $90

5 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Barcelona 386 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Almeria, fly  •  7 h 16 min

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

$87 - $354

Train to Valencia, fly  •  7 h 22 min

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

$67 - $201

Train, train to Alicante, fly  •  6 h 45 min

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

$59 - $215

Bus to Granada, fly  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Barcelona (BCN) GRX - BCN

$79 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona is to bus which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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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 via Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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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 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and Barcelona is 500 km. The road distance is 617.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs 65€ - 85€.

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The train from Cartagena to Barcelona Sants takes 7 h 52 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Cartagena to Barcelona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Cartagena station.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Barcelona is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs 65€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 312.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Cartagena to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cartagena to Barcelona via Murcia in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cartagena to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cartagena to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cartagena to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia del Carmen to Torrellano
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Cartagena to Almeria
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Cartagena to Granada
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
interbusmurcia.es
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Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es
Bus from Cartagena to Granada
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Cartagena to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
latbus.com
BusbamSL
Phone
902 22 72 72
Email
atencionaclientes@busbam.com
Website
busbam.com
Bus from Cartagena to Almería
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
busbam.com

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The quickest flight from Almeria Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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

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

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Almeria Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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