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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

€149 - €214

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Fly to Marseille, drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Marseille (MRS) FRA - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Montpellier

€49 - €188

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Bus, train  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz Lufthansa Express Bus
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

Bus  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Montpellier N1720

€45 - €60

Drive  •  8h 53m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier 991.6 km

€100 - €160

Fly to Montpellier  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Montpellier (MPL) FRA - MPL

€50 - €186

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

€148 - €284

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 44m

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

€101 - €308

Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Montpellier is around 8h 13m and covers a distance of around 1031 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 8m. Operated by TGV inOui and Renfe SNCF, the Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Montpellier Saint-Roch. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 13m
Fastest train time:
8h 8m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€164
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:57
Last train departs at:
13:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montpellier is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montpellier is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montpellier is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier is to fly and drive which costs €45 - €190 and takes 5h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Montpellier is 810 km. The road distance is 991.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 8h 51m and costs €140 - €220.

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It takes approximately 8h 51m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier is to train which takes 8h 51m and costs €140 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 35m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €190 and takes 6h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 810 km
  • Duration: 8h 51m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier via Lyon Part Dieu in around 8h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Montpellier once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €60 and the journey takes 15h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Frankfurt to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Frankfurt to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Flights from Frankfurt to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Frankfurt to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Frankfurt to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Frankfurt to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Frankfurt to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Montpellier via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Montpellier via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €340
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €70
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€210 - €380
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Lufthansa Express Bus
Phone
+49 (0)89-32304-0
Email
info@airportbus-muenchen.de
Website
airportbus-muenchen.de
Bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Lufthansa Express Bus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Frankfurt Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier is 992 km. It takes approximately 8h 53m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Montpellier.

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Luxair, easyJet, Transavia France and four other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 222+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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