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, Nîmes Airport and Toulouse Airport. From these cities Montpellier is then easily accessible by train.

Travel to Montpellier by train

The Montpellier Saint-Roch train station is located right in the centre of Montpellier and is only about 10 minutes’ walk away from our French language school.

Montpellier is served by the high-speed train (TGV) on the Paris – Lyon – Perpignan – Barcelona line and is connected with many major cities in France and Europe.
Travelling from Paris to Montpellier takes about 3 hours 20 minutes by 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 by 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), Marseilles (1h40), Lyon (1h50), Toulouse (1h50), Nice (4h10), Barcelona (3h), etc.

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 two motorways: the A75 from the north-west, and the A9 from the north-east and south-west.

Approximate travel times to Montpellier from a few destinations: Marseilles (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 are included free-of-charge. Your family will come and meet you upon your arrival and will take 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 details.

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.

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Natalia Hartinger
Natalia Hartinger
17:08 28 Jan 19
Very cool easy people. Friendly and helpful. Location is glorious! I highly recommend.
Robert Garrett
Robert Garrett
17:22 18 Jan 19
I just finished a week at LSF doing their intensive program. This school is probably the best it can get when it comes to language schools. I have to learn French from scratch for my current masters program, so I came here during my winter break to supplement my studies. I would highly recommend anyone looking to study French in France to make this school their top choice. The staff is incredibly organized, friendly, and supportive. They were so responsive over the phone and email after I decided to enroll last minute. The school is located in a fantastic location and they utilize modern technology. For instance, they use an entire private social media platform that allows you to ask questions to live tutors and complete and submit digital assignments for your class. At the same time, you can post messages to the entire school kind of like a private Facebook group. My professor, Judith, was one of the best teachers I have ever had. I went to a highly prestigious university in America for undergrad and now for my masters; and I have never seen someone so passionate and supportive when it comes to teaching. Along with our group classes, I did a few one on one sessions with Judith where you spend an 1 hour/1.5 hour working on whatever you want. I asked if we could work on impromptu speaking because I’m trying to become conversational as fast as possible. Basically Judith and I had several multi–hour conversations where she allowed the discussion to naturally flow. When I made a mistake, she wrote out the rule or word I was messing up on sheet of paper I kept. It was interesting because many questions or issues I had floating around my head were naturally answered when I attempted something in conversation and Judith politely corrected me and explained what I was doing wrong. I’m at like a low intermediate level (A1-A2? My school doesn’t use universal levels) but we ended up talking about everything from world culture/history, technology, and food. In our last conversation, we literally talked about everything from the effects of dating apps and Instagram on society to the Chinese Opium Wars between France, Britain, and China. I’ve never had so much fun learning a language before and I have left with more confidence and motivation. I still have a long way to go, but if you stayed here for several months, as some do, you could move up very quickly. The school is also great if you’re just trying to refresh or solidify a foundation like I was. One last interesting thing, LSF organizes an activity every day of the week, including excursions on the weekends. I went to a local artists apartment to learn water color painting. It’s usually not my thing but wanted to try something new and I had a blast. If I was staying longer, I would absolutely do one of their planned more
Lorenzo Pelosi
Lorenzo Pelosi
10:18 19 Oct 18
Best Place to learn french in Montpellier. Great teachers, cool people, cool activities after lesson
Wallace Lee
Wallace Lee
16:22 16 Sep 18
My partner and I had a wonderful experience studying French at LSF. We took a sabbatical year and decided to spend the first few months in France and do a French immersion course. We were beginners, so it was a little daunting at first given all the classes were taught in French. The course was challenging but enjoyable, all our teachers were very clear, very patient and very professional. This is not a holiday French school, most students in our classes were keen learners. Montpellier is a great base too for seeing south of France, the school organised many day trips which were conducted in French. We met many other students of all ages from all walks of life and all over the world. Highly recommended if you're serious about learning French and experience the Catalan French more
Тамара Лукић
Тамара Лукић
07:50 31 Aug 18
Great experience that i will remember all my life. My host family was the best, teachers are really helpfull. Montpellier is one sunny happy city that has a special place in my more
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