There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Montpellier by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$78 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 306 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Montpellier 748 / ...

$23 - $44

4 alternative options

Bus Isilines  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Montpellier

$36 - $47

Rideshare  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Montpellier 281.1 miles

$35

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Montpellier 281.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Montpellier (MPL) GVA - MPL

$113 - $820

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Montpellier is to rideshare which costs SFr 33 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Montpellier is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Montpellier via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Montpellier is 339 km. The road distance is 449.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Geneva to Montpellier, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 211.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Montpellier via Lyon Part Dieu in around 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Montpellier via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
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 Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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