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Taking the train from Badajoz to Mérida in 29 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Badajoz to Mérida? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 41 minutes to travel the 55 km from Badajoz to Mérida by train, although you can get there in as little as 29 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 6 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. This route is served by Renfe, Spain's main rail operator. You're likely to be traveling on one of their high-speed trains – AVE, Avlo, Avant, Alvia or AV-City – or a regional Media Distancia, Regional or Express Regional train during your journey.

Train tickets from Badajoz to Mérida start from $4.87 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Mérida? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Badajoz to Mérida by train

It takes an average of 41m to travel from Badajoz to Mérida by train, over a distance of around 34 miles (55 km). There are normally 6 trains per day traveling from Badajoz to Mérida and tickets for this journey start from $4.87 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 29m
PriceFrom $4.87
Distance34 miles (55 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
First train06:58
Last train19:45
Departure stationBadajoz
Arrival stationMérida
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Badajoz to Mérida train times

Check out the next trains departing from Badajoz to Mérida for Saturday Dec 3rd 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
19:45 Badajoz20:36 MéridaRE 17803 Renfe Get tickets51m, direct
06:58 Badajoz07:41 MéridaIR 18331 Renfe Get tickets43m, direct
07:25 Badajoz07:54 MéridaAlvia/Avant 197 Renfe Get tickets29m, direct
14:30 Badajoz15:16 MéridaRE 18777 Renfe Get tickets46m, direct
17:36 Badajoz18:10 MéridaIC 193 Renfe Get tickets34m, direct

Renfe, Alvia and Media Distancia trains from Badajoz to Mérida

You can travel from Badajoz to Mérida on Renfe, Alvia and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Badajoz to Mérida

The price of train tickets from Badajoz to Mérida starts at $4.87 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Badajoz to Mérida by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Badajoz to Mérida

Want to know more about your journey from Badajoz to Mérida? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Badajoz to Mérida take?

The average journey time by train between Badajoz and Mérida is 41 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Badajoz and Mérida by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Badajoz to Mérida is 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Badajoz to Mérida cost?

Train tickets from Badajoz to Mérida can start from as little as $4.87 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Badajoz to Mérida?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Badajoz to Mérida without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Badajoz to Mérida each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Badajoz to Mérida leave?

The first train from Badajoz to Mérida leaves at 06:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Badajoz to Mérida leave?

The last train from Badajoz to Mérida leaves at 19:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Badajoz and Mérida by train?

Trains travelling from Badajoz to Mérida cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Mérida to Badajoz.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Badajoz to Mérida for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/03/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/02/2022 for travel on 12/02/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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