There are 5 ways to get from Cartagena to Málaga by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga Ouibus

$35 - $78

4 alternative options

Bus Transportes Comes  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Loja
  2. Take the bus from Loja to Malaga

$54 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Málaga 246.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Valencia, fly  •  7 h 32 min

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

$90 - $306

Train, train to Alicante, fly  •  6 h 2 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 Malaga (AGP) ALC - AGP

$80 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Málaga is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Málaga is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and Málaga is 320 km. The road distance is 393.9 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Cartagena to Málaga, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cartagena to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Cartagena and arriving at Malaga via Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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

You can take a bus from Cartagena to Málaga via Granada in around 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Alicante to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Alicante to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
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 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
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
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Loja to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Cartagena to Granada
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Cartagena to Loja
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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