Mérida is the Capital of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. The city is strategically located in a valley – at the confluence of two rivers, the Guadiana and the Albarregas, which bathe its feet and guarantee the fertility of its lands. The short distance between Mérida and other nearby influential cities makes it the center of the region's economic, cultural, architectural, and ecological wealth.
Its geographical location makes it a Southern point of connection via the Ruta de la Plata A-66 Expressway (Gijón - Seville) and an East-West point of connection via the A5 (Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon) and the future A-43 (Extremadura-Valencian Community) Expressways.
Additionally, Mérida is a key railway center for the different Autonomous Communities, with lines that lead to Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Badajoz, Cáceres, and Ciudad Real all being located in the city.
The nearest airports are located 50 km away (Badajoz Airport) and 200 km away (Seville Airport).
Madrid-Mérida-Badajoz-Lisbon Line: AvanzaBus Bus Company
Sevilla-Mérida-Cáceres/Salamanca/Santiago Line: Alsa Bus Company
Sevilla-Mérida Line: Empresa Leda Bus Company
Direct connection through the company RENFE with Madrid, Cáceres, Badajoz, Seville, and Ciudad Real.
Direct flights from Madrid/Barcelona/Palma de Mallorca to the Badajoz Airport (50 km from Mérida). Company: Air Nostrum