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There are 14 ways to get from Southampton to Cartagena by train, plane, car ferry, bus, car or car train

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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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Alicante, train  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Alicante (ALC) LGW - ALC
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$86 - $523

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Train to Bournemouth, fly to Corvera  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  2. Fly from Bournemouth (BOH) to Corvera (RMU) BOH - RMU

$47 - $237

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Train to Bristol, fly to Alicante, train  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Alicante (ALC) BRS - ALC
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$114 - $306

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Corvera  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Corvera (RMU) LGW - RMU

$124 - $521

Train to London Stansted, fly to Alicante, train  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Alicante (ALC) STN - ALC
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$102 - $705

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Alicante  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Alicante (ALC) LTN - ALC
  4. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$95 - $517

Fly Southampton to Alicante, train  •  8h 34m

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

$179 - $768

Train to Bournemouth, fly to Alicante, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  2. Fly from Bournemouth (BOH) to Alicante (ALC) BOH - ALC
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$74 - $309

Train, car ferry  •  28h 59m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Cartagena Tlg

$370 - $503

Train, bus Starbus  •  34h 28m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Murcia
  4. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$229 - $356

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 11m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Cartagena

$213 - $567

Train, bus ALSA  •  38h 38m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Cartagena Ir

$183 - $294

Bus, car ferry  •  45h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the bus from Santander to Cartagena

$163 - $447

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  21h 35m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Cartagena

$553 - $652

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Cartagena is to train and fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Cartagena is to train and fly which costs £95 - £400 and takes 7h 56m.

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The distance between Southampton and Cartagena is 924 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Cartagena without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 28h 59m and costs £280 - £390.

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It takes approximately 9h 34m to get from Southampton to Cartagena, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Cartagena is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 11:14 AM in Southampton and 12:14 PM in Cartagena.

British Airways, Air Europa, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick 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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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 924.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 34m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Cartagena, Spain?

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Cartagena. However, you can take the train to Clapham Junction, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick 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 train to Bournemouth, take the walk to Bournemouth Station, take the line 737 bus to Hurn, Bournemouth Airport, take the walk to Bournemouth airport, fly to Corvera, take the walk to La Torrica, then take the bus to Cartagena.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $1,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Shannon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $1,300
Flights from Bournemouth to Corvera
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Bournemouth to Corvera via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Kerry
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Knock
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from London Luton to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Bournemouth to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $1,000
Flights from Bristol to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Gatwick to Corvera
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from London Luton to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $1,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $800
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $1,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Murcia
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$147
Schedules at
starbus.es
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
interbus.es
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 Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Santander to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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