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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Montpellier by plane, bus, car, train, night bus, bus and ferry, car train or car ferry

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Fly Glasgow to Montpellier  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Montpellier (MPL) GLA - MPL

78€ - 261€

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Marseille, drive  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Marseille (MRS) EDI - MRS
  3. Drive from Marseille to Montpellier

57€ - 149€

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Montpellier  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Montpellier (MPL) EDI - MPL

73€ - 247€

Fly Glasgow to Marseille, drive  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Marseille (MRS) GLA - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Montpellier

97€ - 313€

Train via Paris  •  12h 58m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

480€ - 1296€

Train  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille-Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

513€ - 1372€

Night bus, bus and ferry, train  •  19h 43m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

165€ - 246€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 781 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Montpellier

61€ - 107€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 41m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Montpellier

345€ - 441€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 34m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Montpellier

269€ - 441€

Glasgow to Montpellier by train and subway

The journey time between Glasgow and Montpellier is around 21h 31m and covers a distance of around 1834 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 3m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Glasgow to Montpellier service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Montpellier Saint-Roch. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21h 31m
Fastest journey time:
12h 3m
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
480€
Carbon emissions:
96 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:37
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Montpellier train and subway schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Montpellier is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Montpellier is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £95 and takes 27h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Montpellier is to fly and drive which costs £80 - £270 and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Montpellier via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London, Lille and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 58m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Montpellier is 1480 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Montpellier without a car is to train via Paris which takes 12h 58m and costs £410 - £1,200.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m to get from Glasgow to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Montpellier bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Montpellier train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Montpellier is to fly which takes 8h 12m and costs £65 - £230. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs £410 - £1,200 and takes 12h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 1480.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 12m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Montpellier, France?

easyJet, KLM and Air France fly from Glasgow to Montpellier 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Montpellier via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 12h 58m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from Glasgow to Montpellier via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from Glasgow to Montpellier via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Glasgow to Montpellier via Jersey, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Glasgow to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 230€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
190€ - 350€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lille-Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250€ - 440€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lille Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Montpellier bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Montpellier is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 9:43 PM in Glasgow and 10:43 PM in Montpellier.

Glasgow to Montpellier train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Air France, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow 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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