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

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Train  •  6h 20m

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

75€ - 110€

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Montpellier N748 / ...

40€ - 60€

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Drive  •  8h 53m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Montpellier 929.6 km

110€ - 160€

Fly to Montpellier  •  4h 38m

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

68€ - 231€

Fly to Marseille, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Montpellier Saint-Roch

68€ - 222€

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 27m

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

95€ - 313€

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  7h 28m

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

76€ - 244€

Fly to Lyon, train  •  7h 43m

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

100€ - 251€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Montpellier is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Montpellier is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 45m.

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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 and Montpellier is 720 km. The road distance is 929.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 6h 20m 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 to Montpellier bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid, Madrid station.

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Madrid 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 to Montpellier is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 12h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 719.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Madrid, 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, Madrid to Montpellier once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 12h 45m. Eurolines FR also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 230€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
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 Aix En Provence Tgv to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once 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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Rail 1st Class
50€ - 75€
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 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Montpellier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Montpellier is 930 km. It takes approximately 8h 53m to drive from Madrid to Montpellier.

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Transavia France offers flights from Madrid Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Montpellier train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Madrid to Montpellier bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1621+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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