There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Montpellier by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

$130 - $169

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Montpellier

$55 - $75

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Train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

$148 - $181

Bus Eurolines FR  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Montpellier

$84 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Montpellier 444.5 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Basel to Montpellier  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Montpellier (MPL) BSL - MPL

$105 - $346

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Marseille (MRS) SXB - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$118 - $501

Train to Zurich, fly to Marseille, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$152 - $411

Fly Basel to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$97 - $328

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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The distance between Basel and Montpellier is 525 km. The road distance is 711.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Basel to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Basel to Montpellier bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Montpellier train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Montpellier is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Montpellier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Basel to Montpellier bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 327.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Basel to Montpellier via Lyon Part Dieu in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Basel to Montpellier 6 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $19
1st Class
$25 - $35
Train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
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
$50 - $85
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Basel to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Montpellier is 711 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Basel to Montpellier.

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easyJet offers flights from Basel 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 Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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