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About the train journey from Cartagena to Valencia

Want to travel from Cartagena to Valencia by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Cartagena to Valencia usually takes 5 hours 22 minutes on average to travel 133 miles (214 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 47 minutes. You can expect to find 7 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Valencia, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You'll be travelling on a Renfe service during your journey to Valencia, which is the main train operator in Spain. Offering modern, comfortable and air-conditioned trains throughout the country, you'll get there feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Cartagena to Valencia in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £21.57.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Valencia, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Cartagena to Valencia by train

It takes an average of 5h 22m to travel from Cartagena to Valencia by train, over a distance of around 133 miles (214 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Cartagena to Valencia and tickets for this journey start from £21.57 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 4h 47m


133 miles (214 km)


7 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £21.57

Train and bus operators


Cartagena to Valencia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cartagena to Valencia for Tuesday 28th May 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:09 10:15 6h 6m, 2 changes
05:50 10:37 4h 47m, direct
08:00 13:34 5h 34m, 2 changes
11:00 16:07 5h 7m, direct
12:25 17:45 5h 20m, 2 changes
15:13 20:10 4h 57m, direct
16:20 22:05 5h 45m, 2 changes

Renfe and Media Distancia trains from Cartagena to Valencia

You can travel from Cartagena to Valencia on Renfe and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Cartagena to Valencia

The price of train tickets from Cartagena to Valencia starts at £21.57 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cartagena to Valencia by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cartagena to Valencia? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cartagena to Valencia take?

The average journey time by train between Cartagena and Valencia is 5 hours and 22 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cartagena and Valencia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cartagena to Valencia is 4 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Cartagena to Valencia cost?

Train ticket prices from Cartagena to Valencia can start from as little as £21.57 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Cartagena to Valencia?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cartagena to Valencia without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Cartagena to Valencia each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cartagena to Valencia leave?

The first train from Cartagena to Valencia leaves at 05:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cartagena to Valencia leave?

The last train from Cartagena to Valencia leaves at 17:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cartagena and Valencia by train?

Trains travelling from Cartagena to Valencia cover a distance of around 133 miles (214 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Valencia to Cartagena. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cartagena to Valencia.

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