There are 4 ways to get from Valencia to Cartagena by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 1 min

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

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Cartagène 169.4 miles

$19

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Murcia
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Cartagena

$37 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Cartagena 167.9 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Valencia, Spain and Cartagena, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia to Cartagena 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Valencia to Cartagena via Murcia in around 5 h.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Valencia to Murcia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Cartagène
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Valencia and Cartagena is 214 km. The road distance is 269 km.

The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Cartagena is to rideshare which costs 16€ and takes 3 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Valencia to Cartagena is to drive which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Estacio del Nord and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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.

The train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Cartagena takes 4 h 1 min including transfers and departs three times a day.