There are 11 ways to get from Cartagena to Portimão by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Portimao

66€ - 91€

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Train, bus  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Alcazar De San Juan Alt
  2. Take the train from Alcazar De San Juan to Ciudad Real-Central Re
  3. Take the train from Ciudad Real-Central to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  4. Take the bus from Seville Santa Justa Railway St. to Portimão

85€ - 153€

Bus via Lagoa  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla to Lagoa

73€ - 97€

Night bus, bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Cartagena to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Portimao

70€ - 96€

Drive  •  7h 52m

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Portimão 785.5 km

100€ - 150€

Train, train to Alicante, fly to Faro  •  12h 2m

  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 Faro (FAO) ALC - FAO
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

105€ - 356€

Bus to Almeria, fly to Sevilla, bus, train  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Almeria
  2. Fly from Almeria (LEI) to Sevilla (SVQ) LEI - SVQ
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

104€ - 254€

Train to Valencia, fly to Sevilla, bus, train  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Sevilla (SVQ) VLC - SVQ
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

82€ - 263€

Train, train to Alicante, fly to Sevilla, bus  •  11h 45m

  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 Sevilla (SVQ) ALC - SVQ
  4. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
  5. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

92€ - 345€

Train to Valencia, fly to Lisbon, train  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cartagena to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Lisbon (LIS) VLC - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes

98€ - 283€

Train, train to Alicante, fly to Lisbon  •  12h 47m

  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 Lisbon (LIS) ALC - LIS
  4. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes

98€ - 285€

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Portimão is to bus which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Portimão is to drive which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 7h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cartagena to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Cartagena and arriving at Portimao via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 15m.

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The distance between Cartagena and Portimão is 669 km. The road distance is 785.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Portimão without a car is to bus which takes 12h 15m and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 12h 15m to get from Cartagena to Portimão, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Portimão is 1h behind Cartagena. It is currently 6:12 AM in Cartagena and 5:12 AM in Portimão.

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  • Distance: 669.1 km
  • Duration: 12h 15m

What companies run services between Cartagena, Spain and Portimão, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Cartagena to Portimão via Seville in around 12h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Almeria to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Valencia to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from Valencia to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 600€
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 450€
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Weeze
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Valencia to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 190€
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Valencia to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 600€
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 600€
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Valencia to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 750€
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Faro via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cartagena to Alcazar De San Juan
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alcazar De San Juan to Ciudad Real-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Ciudad Real-Central to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cartagena to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Murcia Del Carmen to San Gabriel
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cartagena to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Ciudad Real-Central to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
36€ - 39€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Renfe Cercanias
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia Del Carmen to San Gabriel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Faro to Portimao
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 7€
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
19€ - 27€
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 Seville
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Cartagena to Almeria
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville Santa Justa Railway St. to Portimão
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 25€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Transportes Comes
Damas
Phone
902 114 492
Email
servcliente@damas-sa.es
Website
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Lagoa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
damas-sa.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Cartagena to Portimão is 786 km. It takes approximately 7h 52m to drive from Cartagena to Portimão.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Transavia Holland and four other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 4267+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at 49€ per night.

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