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There are 2 ways to get from London to Costa Cálida by train or bus

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Train  •  21h 2m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Cartagena 165

249€ - 526€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  34h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Cartagena

156€ - 193€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Costa Cálida is 112.

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The social distance requirement in Costa Cálida is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Costa Cálida is to bus which costs £130 - £170 and takes 34h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Costa Cálida is to train which costs £210 - £460 and takes 21h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Costa Cálida. However, there are services departing from Londres Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Camping Los Madriles via Irun and Cartagena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 34m.

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It is approximately 1553 km to get from London to Costa Cálida.

The best way to get from London to Costa Cálida without a car is to train which takes 21h 2m and costs £210 - £460.

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It takes approximately 21h 2m to get from London to Costa Cálida, including transfers.

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London to Costa Cálida bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Costa Cálida is to train which takes 21h 2m and costs £210 - £460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £130 - £170 and takes 34h 34m.

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London to Costa Cálida bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at Cartagena station.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Costa Cálida. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Costa Cálida.
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  • Distance: 1552.8 km
  • Duration: 21h 2m

What companies run services between London, England and Costa Cálida, Spain?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Costa Cálida via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Barcelona-Sants, Cartagena, and Cartagena in around 21h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Costa Cálida via Irun and Cartagena in around 34h 34m.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Barcelona-Sants to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Irun to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
52€
Schedules at
web.bilmanbus.es

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