There are 10 ways to get from Alicante to Montpellier by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv

$102 - $131

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Bus via Barcelona  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Barcelona
  3. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 728 / ...

$70 - $113

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Bus Starbus  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Benidorm to Perpignan
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Montpellier

Drive  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Montpellier 532.1 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Alicante to Montpellier  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Montpellier (MPL) ALC - MPL

$104 - $246

Fly Alicante to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station

$83 - $247

Fly Alicante to Marseille, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Marseille (MRS) ALC - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$101 - $267

Fly Alicante to Toulouse, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Toulouse (TLS) ALC - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$121 - $328

Train to Valencia, fly to Barcelona, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Barcelona (BCN) VLC - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station

$92 - $239

Train to Valencia, fly to Marseille, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Marseille (MRS) VLC - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$127 - $329

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Montpellier via Valencia and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Montpellier station. However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Montpellier St. Roch Station via Barcelona Sants Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Montpellier is 690 km. The road distance is 851.4 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 9 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to get from Alicante to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Alicante to Montpellier bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Montpellier train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Montpellier is to train which takes 9 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Alicante to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 431.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 17 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Alicante to Montpellier via Barcelona Sants and Barcelona Sants Station in around 9 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alicante to Montpellier via Valencia and Barcelona in around 14 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Toulouse via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Valencia to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Toulouse via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Alicante to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Alicante to Montpellier via Algiers
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Alicante to Toulouse via Algiers
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Alicante to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Alicante to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Valencia to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $460
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Benidorm to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Perpignan to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Alicante to Montpellier train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Montpellier St. Roch Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Montpellier is 851 km. It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to drive from Alicante to Montpellier.

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Transavia France, Air France, Transavia Holland and six other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1504+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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