There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Montpellier by bus, train, ferry, rideshare or car

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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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 728 / ...

$19 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 42 min

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

$15 - $19

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$50 - $91

Ferry  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the ferry from Barcelona to Sete

$45 - $60

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 drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Girona and Cerbère. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 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 bus which takes 5 h and costs 17€ - 29€.

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The bus from Barcelona to Montpellier takes 5 h including transfers and departs every four 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 Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Montpellier is to bus which takes 5 h and costs 17€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 177.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Montpellier every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Montpellier via Girona, Port Bou, and Cerbère in around 6 h 36 min.

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 Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
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 Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Center to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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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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