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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Montpellier by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

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

$45 - $75

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Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Montpellier Ouibus

$13 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 55 min

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

$17 - $29

Rideshare  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Montpellier 188.7 miles

$21 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Montpellier 188 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Montpellier (MPL) LYS - MPL

$98 - $459

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Montpellier is to bus which costs 11€ - 15€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Montpellier is to train which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 1 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Montpellier is 250 km. The road distance is 300.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch takes 1 h 49 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Lyon to Montpellier train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Montpellier is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 3 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 400€ and takes 5 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 156.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Lyon to Montpellier every 4 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min. SNCF also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Montpellier 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Isilines also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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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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 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
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 Lyon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Lyon to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Montpellier is 301 km. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Lyon to Montpellier.

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Eurowings, KLM, Aer Lingus and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Montpellier bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1406+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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