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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch

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Fly to Marseille, night bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS)
  2. Take the night bus from Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Montpellier

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Montpellier

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier

Fly to Montpellier

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Montpellier (MPL)

Fly to Barcelona, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN)
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch

Fly to Toulouse, train

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

Fly to Lyon, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
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Conditions of entry into France from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montpellier is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montpellier is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montpellier is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 28 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier is to train which costs €75 - €110 and takes 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Montpellier via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Montpellier is 719 km. The road distance is 929.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs €75 - €110.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch takes 6h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs €75 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 18m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €250 and takes 7h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 719.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Montpellier, France?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch once daily. Tickets cost €75 - €110 and the journey takes 6h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Montpellier 5 times a week. Tickets cost €40 - €55 and the journey takes 12h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €180
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €70
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Night bus from Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier is 930 km. It takes approximately 8h 50m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Montpellier.

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easyJet, Volotea, Transavia France and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 222+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at €87 per night.

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