There are 6 ways to get from Montpellier to Nice by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus Isilines  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Nice

$17 - $30

5 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv

$65 - $97

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Nice, Nice 768

$21 - $37

Rideshare  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Montpellier to Nice 203.7 miles

$20 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Nice 204 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Nice (NCE) MPL - NCE

$81 - $386

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Montpellier and arriving at Nice. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Montpellier to Nice. However, there are services departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Nice Ville via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Montpellier and Nice is 273 km. The road distance is 326.3 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Nice without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Montpellier to Nice takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Montpellier to Nice bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Montpellier station.

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

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Nice is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Montpellier Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Montpellier to Nice bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Nice station.

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Map of how to get from Montpellier to Nice.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Montpellier, France and Nice, France?

Isilines operates a bus from Montpellier to Nice 5 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montpellier to Nice via Marseille-St-Charles in around 4 h 58 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nice via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Montpellier to Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Montpellier to Nice train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montpellier to Nice is 326 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Montpellier to Nice.

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Hop!, Volotea, Norwegian Air International and three other airlines offer flights from Montpellier Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 3812+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Montpellier and Nice. 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 15 min and costs .

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