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There are 9 ways to get from Montpellier to Utrecht by plane, train, car or bus

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Fly Montpellier to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MPL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€80 - €271

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Düsseldorf central bus station N710
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf central bus station to Utrecht Central Station 068

€62 - €75

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Drive to Marseille, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€90 - €393

Drive to Marseille, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Brussels (BRU) MRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
  4. Take the train from Breda to Hertogenbosch
  5. Take the train from Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Centraal

€99 - €300

Train to Toulouse, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) TLS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€106 - €256

Train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€225 - €461

Train via Lille  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lille-Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

€342 - €805

Train, bus  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Breda Ic
  3. Take the bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 401

€175 - €235

Drive  •  11h 20m

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Utrecht 1181.1 km

€140 - €220

Montpellier to Utrecht by train

The train journey time between Montpellier and Utrecht is around 8h 30m and covers a distance of around 1279 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 30m. Operated by TGV inOui, Renfe SNCF, Thalys and others, the Montpellier to Utrecht train service departs from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arrives in Utrecht Centraal. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 30m
Fastest train time:
8h 30m
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€232
Carbon emissions:
67 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:18
Last train departs at:
15:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Montpellier to Utrecht train schedules

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Utrecht is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Utrecht is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Utrecht is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Netherlands.

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The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Utrecht is to bus which costs €60 - €75 and takes 18h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Utrecht is to drive and fly and train which costs €85 - €400 and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montpellier to Utrecht station. However, there are services departing from Montpellier and arriving at Utrecht Central Station via Düsseldorf central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montpellier to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 54m.

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The distance between Montpellier and Utrecht is 947 km. The road distance is 1181.1 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 8h 54m and costs €220 - €470.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Montpellier to Utrecht, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Utrecht is to train which takes 8h 54m and costs €220 - €470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €75 and takes 18h 45m.

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  • Distance: 947.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Montpellier, France and Utrecht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Montpellier to Utrecht via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Schiphol Airport in around 8h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montpellier to Utrecht via Düsseldorf central bus station in around 18h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €290
Flights from Montpellier to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €250
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €290
Flights from Montpellier to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €250
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €420
Flights from Marseille to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Marseille to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €380
Flights from Marseille to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Toulouse to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Train from Breda to Hertogenbosch
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €22
Train from Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €29
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€17 - €25
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€150 - €180
1st Class
€170 - €210
Renfe SNCF
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Website
Thalys
Standard
€180 - €250
Comfort
€200 - €260
Premium
€280 - €390
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€250 - €450
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12
Website
Bravo
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montpellier to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf central bus station to Utrecht Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Montpellier Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Montpellier to Utrecht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Utrecht Central Station.

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Montpellier to Utrecht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Utrecht Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montpellier to Utrecht is 1181 km. It takes approximately 11h 20m to drive from Montpellier to Utrecht.

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

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Book your Montpellier to Utrecht bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Utrecht. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Montpellier Airport is to line 620 bus which takes 25 min and costs €2.

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