Travel within Spain is: Partially open. See details.

Need a hotel room in Mérida?

Book now

There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida by train, bus, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida 194 / ...

€26 - €35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Mérida 340.8 km

€15 - €20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Merida 795

€20 - €24

Bus via Mostoles  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Mostoles to Merida Auto Res

€23 - €29

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida 341.5 km

€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.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 27m
Fastest journey time:
4h 19m
Journey distance:
406 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:04
Last service departs at:
16:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Mérida
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Travel within Spain

Nationwide control measures in place
Observe COVID-19 safety rules

COVID-19 help in Spain

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 112

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Spain.

Explore options for future travel

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

Explore travel options

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.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida is to rideshare which costs €15 - €20 and takes 4h 30m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 16m.

More details

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.

More details

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.

More details

The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Mérida is 281 km. The road distance is 341.5 km.

Get driving directions

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.

More details

The train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida takes 4h 19m including transfers and departs twice daily.

More details

Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

More details

Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias station.

More details

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.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 281.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
FlixBus

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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Merida
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Mérida
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Book at
blablacar.es

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Merida station.

More details

Madrid Atocha Station to Mérida train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Merida station.

More details

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.

Get driving directions

There are 42+ hotels available in Mérida. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details

Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and Mérida. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar