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Take the train from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida in 5 hours

If you want to travel from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida by train to take around 8 hours 13 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 6 trains per day running on this route, which spans 171 miles (276 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Mérida. Renfe is the main rail company operating on this route. Having the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, Renfe will make your train travel experience in Spain an enjoyable one.

You can save money on train tickets from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida if you book in Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we'll show you how much you can save on train tickets from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida if you book in advance.. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida by train

First train

05:21

Last train

15:47

Departure station

Alcázar de San Juan

Arrival station

Mérida

Journey time

From 5h 0m

Distance

171 miles (276 km)

Frequency

6 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

Renfe

Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida train times

Check out the next trains departing from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida for Tuesday 5th March 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:21 11:46 7h 25m, 1 change
07:42 14:11 6h 29m, 1 change
09:55 18:11 8h 16m, 1 change
12:59 19:24 6h 25m, 1 change
14:35 19:35 5h 0m, direct
14:47 06:35 15h 48m, 2 changes

Renfe and Media Distancia trains from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida

You can travel from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida on Renfe 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 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 Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida

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 Alcázar de San Juan 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!

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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.

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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Alcázar de San Juan 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 Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida take?

The average journey time by train between Alcázar de San Juan and Mérida is 8 hours and 13 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 Alcázar de San Juan and Mérida by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida is 5 hours and 0 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Alcázar de San Juan 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 Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida leave?

The first train from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida leaves at 05:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida leave?

The last train from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida leaves at 15:47. 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 Alcázar de San Juan and Mérida by train?

Trains travelling from Alcázar de San Juan to Mérida cover a distance of around 171 miles (276 km) during the journey.

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