Málaga to Cartagena by train

  • First train
    06:20
  • Last train
    21:20
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 25m
  • Distance
    322 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    16hr 4m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Málaga to Cartagena by train

Fast trains from Málaga to Cartagena take around 7 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 322 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Málaga and Cartagena.

1. Are there direct trains from Málaga to Cartagena?

Journeys between Málaga and Cartagena usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 5 departures on the route from Málaga to Cartagena every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Málaga to Cartagena?

The Málaga to Cartagena train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Málaga to Cartagena train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cartagena is usually scheduled to depart Málaga around 06:20 and the last train is around 21:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Málaga around 08:00, and the last at 20:05.

When to book Málaga to Cartagena train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Málaga to Cartagena by train.

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Which train companies operate between Málaga and Cartagena?

More than one train company operates on the route from Málaga to Cartagena, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AV City
  • AVE
  • Altaria
  • Alvia
  • Avant
  • Diurno
  • Media Distancia
  • Regional Express
  • Talgo

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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