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

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  •  19 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Alicante (ALC) MDE - ALC
  2. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$745 - $2,060

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Fly to Valencia, train  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Valencia (VLC) MDE - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena

$423 - $831

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Fly to Madrid, train  •  19 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Madrid (MAD) MDE - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Cartagena

$428 - $810

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  20 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Almeria (LEI) MDE - LEI
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$872 - $2,416

Fly to Granada, bus  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Granada (GRX) MDE - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$761 - $2,102

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Cartagena is to fly and train which costs $420 - $850 and takes 19 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Cartagena is to fly and train which costs $700 - $2,100 and takes 19 h 9 min.

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The distance between Medellín and Cartagena is 8227 km.

It takes approximately 19 h 9 min to get from Medellín to Cartagena, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 12 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Cartagena is 6 h ahead of Medellín. It is currently 6:29 AM in Medellín and 1:29 PM in Cartagena.

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Iberia offer flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 686+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Medellín to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 5141.7 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 9 min

What companies run services between Medellín, Colombia and Cartagena, Spain?

There is no direct connection from Medellín to Cartagena. However, you can take the shuttle to Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport, take the walk to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova airport, fly to Alicante, take the walk to Alicante Airport, take the bus to Elche - Cercanías, take the walk to San Gabriel (APT.), then take the train to Cartagena. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport, take the walk to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova airport, fly to Valencia, take the walk to Aeroport, take the line 3 subway to Xàtiva, take the walk to Valencia Estacio del Nord, then take the train to Cartagena.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Madrid, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Madrid, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Madrid, Malaga
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Madrid, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
18 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,300
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Almeria via Madrid, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,100
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Almeria via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,100
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Granada via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Granada via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Granada via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Cali, Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Madrid via Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Madrid via Cali
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,300
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Madrid via Bogota
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,300
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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 Granada to Murcia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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 Murcia
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es

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