There are 4 ways to get from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena Ir / ...

$37 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia - Ave Estacion Interm to Murcia
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$32 - $68

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena 174.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  6 h 24 min

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

$59 - $306

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Valencia Airport (VLC) and Cartagena is 215 km. The road distance is 278.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Valencia Airport and arriving at Cartagena via Valencia - Ave Estacion Interm and Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Valencia Airport (VLC), Spain and Cartagena, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Valencia Airport (VLC) to Cartagena via Valencia - Av. del Cid Bankia, Valencia - Ave Estacion Interm, and Murcia in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Valencia to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
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 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 San Gabriel (APT.) to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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 Valencia - Ave Estacion Interm to Murcia
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
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