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

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Fly Porto to Alicante, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Alicante (ALC)
  2. Take the train from San Gabriel to Cartagena

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Train to Vigo, fly to Alicante, train

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Alicante (ALC)
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel to Cartagena

Fly Porto to Valencia, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Valencia (VLC)
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Cartagena

Fly Porto to Corvera

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Corvera (RMU)

Fly Porto to Almeria, bus

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Almeria (LEI)
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

Fly Porto to Madrid, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Madrid (MAD)
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cartagena

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Oporto to Madrid Estacion Sur
  2. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Cartagena

Train

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Madrid-Chamartin
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cartagena

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Porto to Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Cartagena

Drive

  1. Drive from Porto to Cartagena

Towncar, train

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Madrid
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cartagena

Porto to Cartagena by train and walk

The journey time between Porto and Cartagena is around 36h 47m and covers a distance of around 1335 km. This includes an average layover time of around 24h 21m. The fastest journey normally takes 36h 47m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Renfe Cercanias, the Porto to Cartagena service departs from Porto - Campanha and arrives in Cartagena. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 26m
Layover time:
24h 21m
Total time:
36h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
36h 47m
Journey distance:
1335 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:13
Last service departs at:
08:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Cartagena train and walk schedules

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cartagena is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cartagena is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cartagena is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Cartagena is to fly and train which costs €40 - €120 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Cartagena is to fly and train which costs €40 - €120 and takes 7h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Oporto and arriving at Cartagena via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Porto - Campanha and arriving at Cartagena via Vigo Urzaiz, Chamartin and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 10m.

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The distance between Porto and Cartagena is 764 km. The road distance is 1009.8 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Cartagena without a car is to bus which takes 13h 35m and costs €75 - €110.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Porto to Cartagena, including transfers.

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

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Porto to Cartagena train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Porto - Campanha station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Cartagena is to fly which takes 10h 55m and costs €65 - €320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €110 and takes 13h 35m, you could also train, which costs €80 - €120 and takes 15h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 764.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 45m

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

easyJet, TAP Portugal and three other airlines fly from Porto to Cartagena once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porto to Cartagena via Madrid Estacion Sur in around 13h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Porto to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Porto to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Flights from Porto to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Madrid, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from Porto to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Barcelona, Mahon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Vigo to Alicante via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Porto to Corvera via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €210
Flights from Porto to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €160
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Corvera via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Porto to Corvera via Bristol
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Porto to Corvera via Madrid, Oviedo
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Gabriel to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Almeria to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oporto to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
alsa.com
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
interbusmurcia.es
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
latbus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€500 - €650
More information at
VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Cartagena is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 8:23 PM in Porto and 9:23 PM in Cartagena.

Porto to Cartagena train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Cartagena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Cartagena is 1010 km. It takes approximately 9h 47m to drive from Porto to Cartagena.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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