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There are 10 ways to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela by bus, train, towncar, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Merida to Zamora
  2. Take the train from Zamora to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€56 - €73

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Train  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the train from Merida to Madrid-Chamartin 197 / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€67 - €83

Bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Merida to Zamora
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Orense/Ourense
  3. Take the bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

€56 - €78

Train, towncar  •  12h 23m

  1. Take the train from Merida to Badajoz 194 / ...
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Aveiro Ic / ...
  4. Take a town car from Aveiro to Porto Airport
  5. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€332 - €415

Drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Drive from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela 699.5 km

€65 - €100

Bus to Sevilla, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Camas
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) SVQ - SCQ

€92 - €916

Train to Madrid, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Merida to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ

€109 - €933

Train to Madrid, fly to A Coruna, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Merida to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€79 - €186

Bus to Sevilla, fly to A Coruna, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Camas
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to A Coruna (LCG) SVQ - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€60 - €209

Bus to Lisbon, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Lisbon Airport
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) LIS - SCQ

€109 - €902

Mérida to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between Mérida and Santiago de Compostela is around 11h 34m and covers a distance of around 1080 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 2m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Mérida to Santiago de Compostela train service departs from Merida and arrives in Santiago De Compostela. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 34m
Fastest train time:
10h 2m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€67
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:03
Last train departs at:
09:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mérida to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

Mérida → Santiago de Compostela
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santiago de Compostela is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santiago de Compostela is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santiago de Compostela is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela is to bus and train which costs €55 - €75 and takes 9h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela is to drive. Taking this option will cost €65 - €100 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Merida and arriving at Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion via Zamora and Ourense. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Merida and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 54m.

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The distance between Mérida and Santiago de Compostela is 478 km. The road distance is 699.5 km.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 11m and costs €55 - €75.

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It takes approximately 9h 11m to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Mérida to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Merida station.

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Mérida to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Merida station.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela is to train which takes 9h 54m and costs €65 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 12h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 478.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 11m

What companies run services between Mérida, Spain and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

You can take a train from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid-Chamartin in around 9h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela via Zamora and Ourense in around 12h 17m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Flights from Sevilla to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Sevilla to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Flights from Sevilla to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Zamora to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Merida to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Merida to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€12 - €18
Train from Entroncamento to Aveiro
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€12 - €17
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 Merida to Zamora
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zamora to Orense/Ourense
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Leda
Phone
+34 (0) 954 90 83 53
Email
info@leda.es
Website
leda.es
Bus from Mérida to Camas
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11
Schedules at
leda.es
Book at
regular.autobusing.com
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 Mérida to Lisbon Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Aveiro to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€80 - €100
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€220 - €270
More information at
VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Sevilla Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Mérida to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion station.

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Mérida to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mérida to Santiago de Compostela is 699 km. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from Mérida to Santiago de Compostela.

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