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There are 12 ways to get from Istanbul to Montpellier by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Montpellier (MPL) IST - MPL

$103 - $403

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille, train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Marseille (MRS) IST - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$121 - $594

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille, train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Marseille (MRS) SAW - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$128 - $500

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Toulouse (TLS) IST - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$123 - $1,163

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Montpellier (MPL) SAW - MPL

$115 - $389

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon, train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Lyon (LYS) IST - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$122 - $353

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Nice, train  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Nice (NCE) IST - NCE
  2. Take the train from Gare de Antibes to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$145 - $361

Bus, train  •  40 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

$327 - $392

Bus Dary Commerce  •  40 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Montpellier

$142 - $162

Bus Georg  •  42 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Montpellier

$269 - $371

Night train, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

$433 - $597

Drive  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Montpellier 1628 miles

$340 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Montpellier is to bus which costs 800 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 40 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Montpellier is to fly and train which costs 650 ₺ - 3.400 ₺ and takes 8 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Montpellier via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 49 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Montpellier is 2074 km. The road distance is 2604.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Montpellier without a car is to bus and train which takes 40 h 49 min and costs 1.800 ₺ - 2.300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 10 h 16 min to get from Istanbul to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Montpellier bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Montpellier is to fly which takes 10 h 16 min and costs 550 ₺ - 2.300 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 800 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 40 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Istanbul to Montpellier bus services, operated by Dary Commerce, arrive at Montpellier station.

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  • Distance: 1296.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 16 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Montpellier, France?

Air France, Air Algérie and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Montpellier every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Montpellier via Plovdiv in around 40 h 49 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier via Algiers
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Constantine
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via Constantine
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Montpellier via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Train operators
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
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 Gare de Antibes to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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 Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
33 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$116
Schedules at
dary.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com

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Montpellier is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:15 PM in Istanbul and 2:15 PM in Montpellier.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Montpellier is 2605 km. It takes approximately 25 h 5 min to drive from Istanbul to Montpellier.

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Scandinavian Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Air Algérie and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1566+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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