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There are 3 ways to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida by bus, night bus or car

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Airport to Mérida A4035/A141

€14 - €17

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Lisboa Oriente to Merida

€26 - €41

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida 285.5 km

€30 - €50

Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon Airport (LIS) and Mérida is around 3h 57m and covers a distance of around 293 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 45m. Operated by Rede Expressos, the Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida bus service departs from Lisbon Airport and arrives in Mérida. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 57m
Fastest bus time:
3h 45m
Bus distance:
293 km
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:45
Last bus departs at:
21:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, India and Namibia
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mérida is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mérida is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mérida is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida is to bus which costs €14 - €17 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon Airport and arriving at Mérida. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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It is 242 km from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida. It is approximately 285.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs €14 - €17.

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The bus from Lisbon Airport to Mérida takes 4h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Airport station.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Mérida station.

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Mérida is 1h ahead of Lisbon Airport (LIS). It is currently 11:22 AM in Lisbon Airport (LIS) and 12:22 PM in Mérida.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida is 285 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Mérida.
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  • Distance: 241.7 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal and Mérida, Spain?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon Airport to Mérida twice daily. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 4h.

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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Airport to Mérida
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
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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
Night bus from Lisboa Oriente to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
alsa.com

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