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There are 7 ways to get from Montpellier to Geneva by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu  •  4h 32m

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

$74 - $115

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the night bus from Montpellier to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$18 - $25

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Train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Genève Genève - Valence-Ville / ...

$74 - $116

Bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

$31 - $47

Rideshare  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Montpellier to Genève 264.6 miles

$34

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Geneva 264.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Geneva (GVA) MPL - GVA

$112 - $820

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The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Geneva is to night bus which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Geneva is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montpellier to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Montpellier and arriving at Genève, Bel-Air via Lyon and St-Julien-en-G., SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montpellier to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Gare de Genève via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Montpellier and Geneva is 339 km. The road distance is 423.5 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs 60€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Montpellier to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Montpellier to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Geneva is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs 60€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 7h 32m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 750€ and takes 6h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Montpellier to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 211.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

You can take a train from Montpellier to Geneva via Lyon Part Dieu and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu in around 4h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montpellier to Geneva via Lyon, Lyon Perrache, Lyon, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, and St-Julien-en-G., SNCF in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Montpellier to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Montpellier to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Valence TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Montpellier St. Roch Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
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 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Night bus from Montpellier to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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 Montpellier to Genève
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Montpellier Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Montpellier to Geneva bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Saint-Julien-en-Genevois station.

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Montpellier to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montpellier to Geneva is 424 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Montpellier to Geneva.

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KLM, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Montpellier Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Montpellier and Geneva. 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 Montpellier to Montpellier Airport is to line 120 bus which takes 15m and costs 2€.

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