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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Mérida by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Sevilla, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ) BCN - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Merida

40€ - 152€

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Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lisbon (LIS) BCN - LIS
  2. Take the bus from Lisbon Airport to Mérida

40€ - 145€

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Fly to Madrid, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Merida

52€ - 112€

Fly to Jerez, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Jerez (XRY) BCN - XRY
  2. Take the train from La Parra to Sevilla-Santa Justa
  3. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Merida

65€ - 229€

Train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Puertollano Ave
  2. Take the train from Puertollano to Merida Re / ...

101€ - 168€

Train via Madrid  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida 194 / ...

90€ - 150€

Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Merida Bcn57

70€ - 100€

Drive  •  9h 8m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Mérida 960.5 km

90€ - 140€

Barcelona to Mérida by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Mérida is around 22h 42m and covers a distance of around 1049 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 54m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Barcelona to Mérida train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Merida. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Mérida train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 120€ and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 8h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord and arriving at Merida. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Mérida. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Merida via Puertollano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 16m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Mérida is 774 km. The road distance is 960.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mérida without a car is to train which takes 8h 16m and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 8h 11m to get from Barcelona to Mérida, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Mérida bus services, operated by Llorente Bus, Sl, depart from Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to Mérida train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to train which takes 8h 16m and costs 100€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 13h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Mérida.
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  • Distance: 773.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 11m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Mérida, Spain?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Mérida via Puertollano in around 8h 16m. Alternatively, Llorente Bus, Sl operates a bus from Barcelona Nord to Merida 6 times a week, and the journey takes 13h 30m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
24€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Puertollano to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
80€ - 110€
Promo+
90€ - 100€
Flexible
110€ - 150€
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Airport to Mérida
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Merida
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Barcelona to Merida
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Sevilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Barcelona to Mérida bus services, operated by Llorente Bus, Sl, arrive at Merida station.

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Barcelona to Mérida train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Merida station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Mérida is 960 km. It takes approximately 9h 8m to drive from Barcelona to Mérida.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Sevilla Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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