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There are 6 ways to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Alicante, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Alicante (ALC) AGP - ALC
  2. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$80 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus via Granada  •  9h 44m

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

$35 - $102

4 alternative options

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6h 29m

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

$86 - $298

Train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Albacete to Cartagena Atr

$136 - $202

Bus Transportes Comes  •  10h 28m

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

$58 - $97

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena 254.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 4h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto and arriving at Cartagena via Malaga and Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Malaga Airport and arriving at Cartagena via Malaga, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Albacete. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 37m.

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The distance between Malaga Airport (AGP) and Cartagena is 327 km. The road distance is 407.7 km.

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The best way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena without a car is to train which takes 9h 37m and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena, including transfers.

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Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena is to train which takes 9h 37m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 9h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 204.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Malaga Airport (AGP), Spain and Cartagena, Spain?

You can take a train from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena via Malaga, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Albacete in around 9h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena via Estación Autobuses, Malaga, and Granada in around 9h 44m.

Airlines
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Malaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Albacete to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
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 Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Antequera
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Granada to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
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movelia.es
Bus from Antequera to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Cartagena station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena is 408 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena.

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Evelop and TUI fly Belgium offer flights from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 777+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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