Travel to Montpellier, South of France
Travel information for Montpellier by plane, train, bus and car
Travelling to Montpellier
Travelling to Montpellier is easy with many daily flights, trains and buses.
Travel to Montpellier by plane
The Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located just 8 km away from the city centre. Travelling between the airport and the city centre is easy with shuttle-bus services and taxis operating regularly.
You can fly to Montpellier Airport from several European cities directly or via Paris or Lyon. From Paris to Montpellier there are approximately 12 daily flights (flying time 1 hour).
You might find even more affordable options flying to one of the airports located close to Montpellier. There are several low-cost airlines flying regularly to Marseilles Airport, Béziers Airport, Carcassonne Airport, Toulouse Airport and Lyon Airport. From these cities Montpellier is then easily accessible by train.
Travel to Montpellier by train
The train station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, is located right in the centre of the Montpellier and is only about 10 minutes’ walk away from our French language school.
Montpellier is serviced by the high-speed train (TGV) on the line Paris – Lyon – Perpignan – Barcelona and is connected with many major cities in France and Europe.
Travelling from Paris to Montpellier takes about 3 hours 20 minutes in TGV. Each day several trains leave straight from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport in Paris (travel time to Montpellier approx. 3h50) making a connection in Paris very convenient.
Travelling from Barcelona to Montpellier takes about 2 hours 45 minutes in TGV (AVE).
The prices for trains depend on the time and day you travel. The earlier you book in advance the cheaper the tickets will be.
Approximate travel times to Montpellier by train from other destinations: Carcassonne (1h30), Marseille (1h40), Lyon (1h50), Toulouse (1h50), Nice (4h10), Barcelona (3h), etc.
For more information and for reservations, visit voyages-sncf.com.
Travel to Montpellier by bus
Montpellier is well connected with the rest of Europe by bus and has convenient access to many major European cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Florence, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bucharest, etc.
Travel to Montpellier by car
Montpellier is easy to reach from most European cities as it is located close to the motorways A75, from the northwest, and A9, from the northeast and southwest.
Approximate travel times to Montpellier from a few destinations: Marseille (1h40), Toulouse (2h15), Lyon (2h50), Nice (3h10), Barcelona (3h05), Bordeaux (4h20), etc.
Transfers in Montpellier
If you’re staying with a French host family during your stay with LSF French language school transfers to/from Montpellier Airport or Montpellier Train Station is included free of charge. Your family will come and meet you upon your arrival and will bring you back at the end of your stay. We recommend you to contact your host family at the latest 1 week before arriving in Montpellier to introduce yourself and to let them know your travel information.
If you choose another accommodation option (student residence, apartment hotel, hotel, etc.) you can use transportation such as bus, tramway, airport shuttle, taxi, etc. to get to your accommodation. If instead you prefer having LSF arrange your transfer for you, just contact us.
Here you will find more information about LSF (Travelmag.com article).