There are 4 ways to get from Cartagena to Granada by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Granada

$28 - $45

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Rideshare  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cartagène to Grenade 175.8 miles

$17

2 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Alcazar de San Juan Atr
  2. Take the train from Alcazar de San Juan to Ciudad Real Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Ciudad Real to Antequera-Santa Ana Ave / ...
  4. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada Ir

$114 - $168

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Granada 177.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Granada is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Granada is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cartagena and arriving at Granada. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cartagena to Granada. However, there are services departing from Cartagena and arriving at Granada via Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real and Antequera-Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and Granada is 236 km. The road distance is 283.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Granada without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs 24€ - 40€.

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The bus from Cartagena to Granada takes 4 h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Granada is to bus which takes 4 h and costs 24€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 10 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Granada.
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  • Distance: 147.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

ALSA operates a bus from Cartagena to Granada twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h. Transportes Comes also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cartagena to Granada via Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, and Antequera-Santa Ana in around 10 h 56 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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cartagena to Alcazar de San Juan
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alcazar de San Juan to Ciudad Real
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Granada
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Other operators
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cartagène to Grenade
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
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blablacar.es

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cartagena to Granada is 283 km. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Cartagena to Granada.

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Book your Cartagena to Granada train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 1434+ hotels available in Granada. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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

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