There are 6 ways to get from Lausanne to Montpellier by train, bus, night bus, 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  •  6 h 25 min

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

$100 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Montpellier Ouibus

$19 - $27

4 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Morges to Genève 15 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Geneva to Montpellier N788

$52 - $91

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Montpellier 319.9 miles

$65 - $100

Train, train to Basel, fly to Montpellier  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Montpellier (MPL) BSL - MPL

$167 - $459

Train to Geneva, fly to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Toulouse (TLS) GVA - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$103 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Montpellier is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Montpellier is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Montpellier is 389 km. The road distance is 511.9 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Lausanne to Montpellier, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Montpellier via Lyon - Perrache Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Montpellier via Genève, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Montpellier via Lyon - Perrache Bus station in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
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 Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
Train from Morges to Genève
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve 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 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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
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
$55 - $85
Bus operators
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 Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
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
Night bus from Geneva to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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