There are 9 ways to get from Montpellier to Zürich by train, bus, night 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  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$179 - $281

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Night bus, bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Montpellier to Grenoble - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zurich 1921

$43 - $73

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Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Centre to Zurich Ouibus

$65 - $78

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Zürich 438.8 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Montpellier to Zurich  •  6 h 43 min

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

$143 - $353

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 18 min

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

$122 - $357

Fly Montpellier to Basel, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$135 - $407

Train to Lyon, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 5 min

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

$146 - $310

Train to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 44 min

  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

$150 - $565

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Zürich is to night bus and bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Zürich is to fly and train which costs 110€ - 350€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

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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 Basel City Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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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 Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Montpellier and Zürich is 554 km. The road distance is 702.1 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7 h 48 min and costs 150€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Montpellier to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Zürich is to train which takes 7 h 48 min and costs 150€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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  • Distance: 346.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Montpellier to Zürich via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève in around 7 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montpellier to Zürich via Basel and Basel City Centre in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Montpellier to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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
Bus from Basel City Centre to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Montpellier to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
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 Grenoble to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Montpellier Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Montpellier to Zürich bus services, operated by Ouibus, 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 702 km. It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to drive from Montpellier to Zürich.

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

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There are 504+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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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 2€.

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