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There are 4 ways to get from Grenoble to Montpellier by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

47€ - 83€

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Montpellier Grenoble - Bus Station > Valence - Centre > Nîmes > Montpellier > Béziers > Toulouse > Bordeaux City Centre / ...

12€ - 20€

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the rideshare from Grenoble to Montpellier 296.1 km

18€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Montpellier 295.4 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Montpellier is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 5h.

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The fastest way to get from Grenoble to Montpellier is to drive. Taking this option will cost 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grenoble - Bus Station station and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Montpellier is 227 km. The road distance is 295.4 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs 45€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Grenoble to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Montpellier bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Grenoble - Bus Station.

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Grenoble to Montpellier train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Montpellier is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs 45€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 227.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Montpellier via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 3h 14m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Montpellier 3 times a week. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 5h. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
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 Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
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 Grenoble - Bus Station to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Grenoble to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Montpellier is 295 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Grenoble to Montpellier.

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There are 680+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Grenoble and Montpellier. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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