There are 9 ways to get from Málaga to Montpellier by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv

$163 - $221

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Fly to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Barcelona (BCN) AGP - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station

$73 - $265

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Bus ALSA  •  22 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 728 / ...

$78 - $124

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  22 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Torremolinos to Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Montpellier

$91 - $122

Drive  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Montpellier 814.2 miles

$170 - $260

Fly to Montpellier  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Montpellier (MPL) AGP - MPL

$134 - $444

Fly to Marseille, train  •  6 h 48 min

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

$96 - $245

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Toulouse (TLS) AGP - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$101 - $306

Fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Lyon (LYS) AGP - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$123 - $254

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Montpellier via Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Montpellier station. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Montpellier St. Roch Station via Barcelona Sants Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Montpellier is 1040 km. The road distance is 1302.7 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 9 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from Málaga to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Málaga to Montpellier bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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Málaga to Montpellier train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Montpellier is to train which takes 9 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 650.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 37 min

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Málaga to Montpellier via Barcelona Sants and Barcelona Sants Station in around 9 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Montpellier via Barcelona in around 22 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $900
Flights from Malaga to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Malaga to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malaga to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Malaga to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Malaga to Montpellier via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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 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 3 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
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
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
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
Bus from Barcelona to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Torremolinos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es

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Málaga to Montpellier train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Montpellier St. Roch Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Montpellier is 1303 km. It takes approximately 12 h 35 min to drive from Málaga to Montpellier.

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Vueling Airlines, Norwegian Air International, Volotea and eight other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1504+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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