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There are 5 ways to get from Mérida to Lisbon by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Rede Expressos  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Lisbon Airport

$28 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus InterNorte  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Lisboa Oriente Auto Res

$26 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Merida to Lisbon Sete Rios

$31 - $45

Train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Merida to Badajoz Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento R
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia R / ...

$29 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Lisbon 181.4 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Lisbon is to bus which costs 24€ - 29€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mérida to Lisbon is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mérida to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Mérida and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Aeroporto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mérida to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Merida and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

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The distance between Mérida and Lisbon is 243 km. The road distance is 290.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 8 min and costs 24€ - 29€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Mérida to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Mérida to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Merida station.

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Mérida to Lisbon train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Merida station.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Lisbon is to bus which takes 4 h 8 min and costs 24€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 25€ - 55€ and takes 6 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 151.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Mérida, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Mérida to Lisbon twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Mérida to Lisbon via Badajoz and Entroncamento in around 6 h 28 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Merida to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Mérida to Lisbon Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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Bus from Mérida to Lisbon Oriente Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Merida to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Mérida to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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Mérida to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Mérida. It is currently 1:59 PM in Mérida and 12:59 PM in Lisbon.

Mérida to Lisbon train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mérida to Lisbon is 290 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Mérida to Lisbon.

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There are 6509+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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