Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia to Cartagena twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Cartagena 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. 2 other operators also service this route.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Estacio del Nord and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.
No, there is no direct bus from Valencia to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Valencia and arriving at Cartagena via Murcia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.