! Murcia Today – Corvera Airport summer bus service starts today with a new timetable

Publication date: 06/15/2022

The schedules of the bus line, which now connects the city of Murcia and Cartagena with Corvera airport, have changed from what was initially announced

The long-awaited bus service between Cartagena, Murcia and Corvera Airport finally starts today, Wednesday June 15, coinciding with the start of the summer season.
There will be twelve daily buses, three in each direction to each city, and the service will be in place until September 15. The final times for these buses have been changed slightly from the originally scheduled times to try to better coordinate with the flight. arrival and departure times at the airport.

The late buses were all moved forward slightly, between 5 minutes and 1 hour, while the departure times of some of the earlier buses were pushed back.

The new airport bus schedules will be as follows:

  • Murcia – Corvera: 8:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.
  • Corvera – Murcia: 11:25 a.m.; 2:55 p.m.; 9:25 p.m.
  • Cartagena – Corvera: 10:30 a.m.; 2 p.m.; 9:25 p.m.
  • Corvera – Cartagena: 9:10 a.m.; 1:10 p.m.; 7:40 p.m.

However, this still means that the first buses from Cartagena will continue to arrive too late for those who want to catch early flights from Corvera, although by changing the 1pm bus from Cartagena to 2pm, the wait for catch the 5.10pm easyJet flight to London Gatwick has been shortened.

The other remaining problem is traveling from Cartagena on the last bus of the day, which will still arrive long after the last flights have departed – the 9.30pm Ryanair service to Dublin and the 9.40pm easyJet flight to Gatwick -.

The Director General for Mobility and Coastal Areas, Marina Munuera, said the bus service aims to “encourage sustainable mobility and tourist activity during the summer, now that the air mobility restrictions caused by the pandemic are behind us and that air traffic recovers”.

“The increase in passenger arrivals, which recovered 88% of flights in May and more than 76% of passengers compared to 2019, are data that sufficiently justify the existence of collective transport whose use we will monitor. on a weekly basis, and which will be maintained until September 15,” Munuera continued.

By monitoring the number of passengers using the bus service, authorities aim to assess whether it is worth restoring bus lines to Corvera from Mazarrón and Águilas, and the Mar Menor and La Manga.

Information about the bus service will be available both at the airport facilities and on the Interbus company website, where passengers will also be able to buy tickets and track where the buses are in real time.

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Melvin Z. Madore