There are 7 ways to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly to Alicante, train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$81 - $258

Cheapest option

Bus via Granada  •  9 h 54 min

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

$51 - $102

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Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 29 min

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

$86 - $298

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Almeria (LEI) AGP - LEI
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$150 - $586

Train  •  9 h 43 min

  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  •  10 h 28 min

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

$58 - $98

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

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

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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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 9 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto Málaga and arriving at Cartagena via Malaga, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Albacete. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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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 9 h 43 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min 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 9 h 43 min and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 9 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 204.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena via Málaga María Zambrano, Malaga, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Albacete in around 9 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cartagena via Estación Autobuses, Malaga, and Granada in around 9 h 54 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Malaga to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Malaga to Almeria via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Almeria via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Almeria via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Malaga to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Almeria via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liege
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Albacete to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
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
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
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 Almeria to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Antequera
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es
Bus from Granada to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es
Bus from Antequera to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es

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