There are 9 ways to get from Montpellier to Madrid by train, bus, 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  •  6 h 10 min

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

$110 - $170

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Madrid 748

$61 - $99

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Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Madrid

$65 - $95

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Madrid 581.6 miles

$120 - $180

Fly from Montpellier  •  7 h 50 min

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

$64 - $356

Train to Marseille, fly  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Madrid (MAD) MRS - MAD

$64 - $221

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  6 h 28 min

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

$89 - $241

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  7 h 18 min

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

$62 - $157

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 57 min

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

$128 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Madrid is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 14 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Madrid is to train which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Montpellier and arriving at Madrid. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Montpellier and Madrid is 720 km. The road distance is 930.5 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 6 h 10 min and costs 100€ - 140€.

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The train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 6 h 10 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Montpellier to Madrid bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Montpellier station.

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Montpellier to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Madrid is to train which takes 6 h 10 min and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 14 h 6 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Montpellier Airport to Madrid Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Montpellier to Madrid bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Montpellier to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 449.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Montpellier to Madrid 6 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Montpellier to Madrid 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 14 h 6 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Montpellier to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Montpellier to Madrid via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Montpellier to Madrid via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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 Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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