There are 4 ways to get from Mérida to Málaga by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Merida to Malaga

$30 - $50

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Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Merida to Puertollano Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Puertollano to Malaga Ave / ...

$69 - $100

Train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Merida to Sevilla Santa Justa R
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Malaga A

$63 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Málaga 247.8 miles

$45 - $70

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Merida and arriving at Malaga. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mérida to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Merida and arriving at Malaga via Puertollano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Mérida and Málaga is 297 km. The road distance is 396.5 km.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Málaga without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Merida to Malaga takes 5 h 10 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Mérida to Málaga is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Mérida to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Malaga station.

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Mérida to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 185.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Mérida to Málaga twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Mérida to Málaga via Puertollano in around 6 h 10 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 Puertollano
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Merida to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Merida to Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Mérida to Málaga is 397 km. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Mérida to Málaga.

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