There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Mérida by plane, train, bus 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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Fly, train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$66 - $241

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Merida

$55 - $90

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Train via Madrid-Atocha Cercanías  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Merida Tlg / ...

$122 - $169

Train  •  8 h 31 min

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

$125 - $171

Bus MonBus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Plasencia 9724-9740
  2. Take the bus from Plasencia to Merida

$79 - $122

Drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Mérida 598.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 8 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Merida. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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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 Cercanías. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Mérida is 774 km. The road distance is 957.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mérida without a car is to train which takes 8 h 15 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min 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 Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mérida is to train which takes 8 h 15 min and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Mérida.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

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 Cercanías in around 8 h 15 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Mérida once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Merida
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Merida
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Puertollano to Merida
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
renfe.com
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 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 Barcelona to Merida
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Plasencia to Merida
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Plasencia
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
monbus.es

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

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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 Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Merida station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Mérida is 957 km. It takes approximately 9 h 10 min 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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There are 85+ hotels available in Mérida. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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