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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville Tgv

$145 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus via Montpelier  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Montpelier to Basel

$57 - $87

8 alternative options

Train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  6 h 16 min

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

$127 - $163

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Basel

$55 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Basel 444.2 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Montpellier to Basel  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Basel (BSL) MPL - BSL

$105 - $346

Fly Montpellier to Zurich, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Zurich (ZRH) MPL - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$165 - $411

Train to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$121 - $504

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$144 - $414

Fly Montpellier to Strasbourg, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Strasbourg (SXB) MPL - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$132 - $491

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

TGV operates a train from Montpellier to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Montpellier to Basel 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h. InterNorte also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Montpellier to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $90
1st Class
$95 - $160
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Montpelier to Basel
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Montpellier and Basel is 525 km. The road distance is 711 km.

The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Basel is to bus which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 11 h.

The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Basel is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs 85€ - 300€.

No, there is no direct train from Montpellier to Basel. However, there are services departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Basel SBB via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Montpellier and arriving at Basel. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Montpellier to Basel, including transfers.