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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Montpellier by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

$50 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Centre to Montpellier Ouibus

$14 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 788 / ...

$19 - $35

Rideshare  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Montpellier 213.6 miles

$24

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Montpellier 213.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Montpellier is to bus which costs 12€ - 17€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Montpellier is to train which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Montpellier is 284 km. The road distance is 342 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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The train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch takes 2 h 52 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Barcelona to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Montpellier train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Montpellier is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 177.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Barcelona to Montpellier every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 52 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
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 Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Barcelona to Montpellier train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Montpellier is 342 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Barcelona to Montpellier.

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There are 1420+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Montpellier. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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