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There are 15 ways to get from Southampton to Cartagena by train, plane, bus, car, car ferry 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 Murcia  •  6 h 35 min

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

$133 - $794

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

  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

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Train to Bristol, fly to Murcia  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Murcia (MJV) BRS - MJV

$303 - $1,221

Fly Southampton to Alicante, train  •  8 h 34 min

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

$129 - $718

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

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

$124 - $479

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

  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 - $481

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Alicante  •  10 h 47 min

  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

Train, train to Southend, fly to Alicante  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Alicante (ALC) SEN - ALC
  4. Take the train from San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena

$97 - $350

Train, bus Starbus  •  35 h 9 min

  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 train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena R / ...

$236 - $352

Train, bus via Irun  •  35 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the train from Irun to Valladolid Campo Grande Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Madrid-Chamartin A / ...
  5. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Cartagena Atr

$212 - $316

Bus via San Sebastián  •  36 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Cartagena

$127 - $165

Drive, car ferry  •  32 h 11 min

  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  •  38 h 38 min

  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 - $266

Bus  •  40 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Murcia
  4. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena 72B

$122 - $213

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  22 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nîmes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  7. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Cartagena

$546 - $672

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Cartagena is to bus which costs £95 - £130 and takes 36 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Cartagena is to train and fly which costs £100 - £650 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Cartagena via Londres Victoria Coach Station and San Sebastián. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 35 min.

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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 bus which takes 35 h 9 min and costs £180 - £270.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Southampton to Cartagena, including transfers.

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Southampton to Cartagena bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Murcia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Southampton to Cartagena bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at Cartagena station.

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

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  • Distance: 924.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Southampton to Cartagena via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, San Sebastian, and San Sebastián in around 36 h 35 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,400
Flights from Bristol to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Corvera
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $1,000
Flights from London Luton to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Alicante via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Alicante via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Southend to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Corvera via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $1,300
Flights from Southend to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Bournemouth to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia del Carmen to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Greater Anglia
CrossCountry
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $330
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
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
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$147
Schedules at
starbus.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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Murcia
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
interbusmurcia.es
Book at
movelia.es
Transportes Comes
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
latbus.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Murcia Airport.

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There are 691+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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