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Overview: Train from Madrid to Cartagena

distanceDistance242 miles (390 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€49)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Cartagena cover the 242 miles (390 km) long route taking on average 4 h 21 min with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cartagena.

Train companies: Renfe Madrid – Cartagena

Travel to Cartagena from Madrid from £36 with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets from Madrid to Cartagena don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.


    Renfe trains from Madrid to Cartagena

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    Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

    At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Madrid to Cartagena. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Cartagena

    Travel by train to Cartagena easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Cartagena.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap trains to Cartagena from Madrid?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Cartagena from Madrid for the next 7 days starting from £36  one way.

    What is the average cost of a train from Madrid to Cartagena?

    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Cartagena train price to come in at an average of £43  one way.

    What is the distance from Madrid to Cartagena via train?

    The train distance from Madrid to Cartagena is around 242 miles (390 km).

    How long is the train from Madrid to Cartagena?

    On average the train from Madrid to Cartagena duration is 4 h 21 min  for the 242 miles (390 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Which train station from Madrid to Cartagena do I depart from? Which Cartagena train station from Madrid do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Cartagena.

    Where is the Madrid train station located? Where is the Cartagena train station located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cartagena and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (980 m) from the train station to the city centre in Cartagena.

    Which train providers can get me from Madrid to Cartagena?

    For the trip from Madrid to Cartagena you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Cartagena from Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Are there any direct trains between Madrid and Cartagena?

    Yes, there are direct trains to Cartagena from Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Renfe Alvia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    When can I take the first train from Madrid to Cartagena? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The earliest train departing from Madrid to Cartagena leaves at 16: 15. The last train departing from Madrid to Cartagena leaves at 16: 15. You can find the latest Madrid to Cartagena train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Madrid to Cartagena to get the best deals?

    If you book a train ticket between Madrid and Cartagena within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £43 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Madrid to Cartagena are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Cartagena
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your trip to Cartagena from Madrid.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10