There are 10 ways to get from Montpellier to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 19-Y / ...

SFr 153 - SFr 225

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Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Nîmes 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nîmes to Zurich N1156

SFr 41 - SFr 53

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Train via Geneva  •  8h 18m

  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 Geneve Ter
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 5 / ...

SFr 159 - SFr 275

Bus, train  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

SFr 74 - SFr 121

Drive  •  7h

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Zürich 727.5 km

SFr 95 - SFr 140

Fly Montpellier to Zurich  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Zurich (ZRH) MPL - ZRH

SFr 123 - SFr 292

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich  •  6h 15m

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

SFr 113 - SFr 230

Fly Montpellier to Basel, train  •  5h 20m

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

SFr 110 - SFr 277

Fly Montpellier to Strasbourg, train  •  6h 32m

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

SFr 97 - SFr 370

Train to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille St Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 122 - SFr 398

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The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Zürich is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Zürich is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 270€ and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montpellier to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Montpellier and arriving at Zurich via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Montpellier to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Zürich HB via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Montpellier and Zürich is 554 km. The road distance is 727.5 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Montpellier to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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

You can take a train from Montpellier to Zürich via Mulhouse Ville in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montpellier to Zürich via Nîmes in around 14h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 280
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 300
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 300
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 300
Flights from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Montpellier to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 280
Flights from Montpellier to Strasbourg via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 280
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Train operators
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 Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 130
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 150
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 31 - SFr 37
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
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 Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 70
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 33
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 48
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 27
1st Class
SFr 37 - SFr 39
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Book at
eurolines.ch
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montpellier to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nîmes to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Zürich is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 140€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 14h, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 280€ and takes 6h 59m.

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

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Montpellier to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Montpellier to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montpellier to Zürich is 728 km. It takes approximately 7h to drive from Montpellier to Zürich.

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

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Book your Montpellier to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 666+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 100 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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