There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Train • 4h 26m
€26 - €35
Rideshare • 4h 30m
€15 - €20
3 alternative options
Bus • 5h 43m
€20 - €24
Bus via Mostoles • 6h 3m
€23 - €29
Drive • 3h 16m
€30 - €50
Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida by walk and train
The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Mérida is around 4h 27m and covers a distance of around 406 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 19m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Merida. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
First and last service
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida walk and train schedules
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida is to rideshare which costs €15 - €20 and takes 4h 30m.
The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 16m.
No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Merida via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias and arriving at Merida. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 19m.
The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Mérida is 281 km. The road distance is 341.5 km.
The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida without a car is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs €26 - €35.
The train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida takes 4h 19m including transfers and departs twice daily.
Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.
Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias station.
The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs €26 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €24 and takes 5h 43m.
What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Mérida, Spain?
Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida twice daily. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 4h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Merida 4 times a week. Tickets cost €18 - €22 and the journey takes 4h 30m.
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.
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 19m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- €26 - €35
- Renfe Viajeros
One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).
Bus from Madrid to Merida
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 30m
- 4 times a week
- Estimated price
- €18 - €22
Bus from Mostoles to Merida
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More Questions & Answers
Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Merida station.
Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Merida station.
Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida is 341 km. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida.
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