There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Mérida by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Madrid  •  7h 49m

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

85€ - 148€

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Fly, bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ) BCN - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Mérida

37€ - 177€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Merida Bcn57

75€ - 110€

Train  •  15h 21m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Madrid-Chamartin Re
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Merida 194 / ...

68€ - 85€

Bus via Navalvillar de Pela  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Navalvillar Pela Bcn58
  2. Take the bus from Navalvillar de Pela to Mérida Esparragosa de Lares / ...

Drive  •  9h 8m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Mérida 957.5 km

100€ - 150€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to train which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 15h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 7h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Merida. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14h 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 Madrid-Atocha Cercanias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Mérida is 774 km. The road distance is 957.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mérida without a car is to train via Madrid which takes 7h 49m and costs 85€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Barcelona to Mérida, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Mérida bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona 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 via Madrid which takes 7h 49m and costs 85€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 14h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Mérida.
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  • Distance: 773.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 49m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Mérida via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Madrid-Atocha Cercanias in around 7h 49m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Merida once daily. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 14h 30m. Llorente Bus, Sl also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 130€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Merida
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
alsa.com
Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Merida
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl
Autocares Cersa, S.A
Phone
93 223 51 39
Email
info@cersabus.es
Website
cersabus.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Navalvillar Pela
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Autocares Cersa, S.A
Vectalia - Grupo SuBús
Phone
+34 (0) 965140936
Email
tam@subus.es
Website
vectalia.es
Bus from Navalvillar de Pela to Mérida
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2€
Schedules at
movilidad.vectalia.es
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Navalvillar de Pela to Mérida
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Leda
Phone
+34 (0) 954 90 83 53
Email
info@leda.es
Website
leda.es
Bus from Seville to Mérida
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€
Schedules at
leda.es
Book at
regular.autobusing.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 ALSA, 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 957 km. It takes approximately 9h 8m to drive from Barcelona to Mérida.

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

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