Travel informationBy plane:
The closest airports to Cartagena are Murcia-San Javier and Alicante Airport. Unfortunately there is no direct public transport from any of these airports to or from Cartagena. Taking a taxi from San Javier airport to Cartagena will cost you around 40 € and from Alicante Airport it will be around 120€. There are regular buses from Alicante Airport to Murcia (ALSA) and from Murcia to Cartagena (LYCAR). If you are coming from Alicante city you may reach Cartagena either by train (please visit www.renfe.es) or by bus (it costs 9€ one way and the journey takes about 3 hours. Departing from Estación de Autobuses de Alicante).
There are direct trains from Cartagena to Alicante, Albacete, Girona, Tarragona, Barcelona, Castellón de la Plana, Madrid, Murcia and Valencia. Please visit RENFE for train times, fares and online booking.
Most of the Spanish cities have bus connection with Cartagena. For further information about the destinations and bus companies, please visit this link.
The bus and the train station are within a 10 minute walk of the City centre and old quarter.