30002 Murcia Spain
Murcia train station, also known as Murcia del Carmen station, is ideally located in the southern part of the city, making it a convenient starting point for anyone looking to explore all that Murcia has to offer. Built in 1863, the traditionally-styled station houses two platforms that allow access to its three lines. Murcia train station welcomes long-distance services, making it possible to get to Murcia from Madrid in under 4h00mins, five times a day, and the journey to Murcia from Zaragoza is under 6h00mins. There are also routes from prime tourist locations such as Barcelona, Cartagena and Valencia, as well as regional train services, making it easy to discover this city from both near and far! The station is also well connected to the rest of the city thanks to the local bus service, with lines 9, 39 and 44 all stopping just outside the station. Visitors can simply hop on the 39 to explore the historic city centre!
To get the most out of a visit to Murcia, visitors can start by heading off to El Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua (the Museum of Science and Water), which is just a 10-minute walk north-west of Murcia train station. This museum is both interesting and educational for children and adults alike. Head further north to come across the famous Puente de los Peligros (Bridge of the Hazards), also known as the Puente Viego (Old Bridge), which crosses the Segura River and, despite its name, offers spectacular views down the tranquil river.
Having crossed the river, visitors will be able to spot Plaza Cardenal Belluga, which is a real hub for the city. Home to some of the most famous attractions in Murcia, such as the Palacio Episcopal and Catedral de Santa María, this square is not to be missed! The cathedral is stunningly unique thanks to the range of architectural styles that were combined in its creation — visitors will be able to spot Baroque, Gothic and Neoclassical influences in its design. And, the museum next door to the cathedral houses a spectacular art collection.
Travellers should keep heading north to end up on Calle Trapería. Less than a 20-minute walk from Murcia train station, this is one of the city’s most famous roads, offering visitors not just a plethora of shops, but also many prime cafes and restaurants to sample the best of Spanish cuisine. Highlights not to be missed are the local salad, Michirones (a speciality stew), or the famous and traditional tapas.
Plaza de la Industria, s/n 30002, Murcia
|Ticket Office Hours|
|Monday to Saturday: 05:30am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 06:30am – 10:30pm
|Duration||First and last train||Trains per day|
|To Madrid||3h 9m||4:41 – 19:09||7|
|To Valencia||3h 11m||7:41 – 19:09||6|
|To Barcelona||6h 53m||8:30 – 19:09||4|
|To Cartagena||56m||6:30 – 22:02||8|
|To Granada||12h 25m||8:16 – 19:09||4|
|To Málaga||8h 5m||8:16 – 19:09||5|