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

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Fly  •  2h 43m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Montpellier (MPL) NTE - MPL

60€ - 220€

Cheapest option

Bus via Bordeaux  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Bordeaux Bcn169 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Montpellier BlaBlaBus

16€ - 20€

4 alternative options

Train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ter

150€ - 290€

Bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Montpellier N701

36€ - 52€

Rideshare  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nantes to Montpellier 823.5 km

53€

Drive  •  7h 33m

  1. Drive from Nantes to Montpellier 823.2 km

95€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Montpellier is to bus via Bordeaux which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Montpellier is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from St-Pierre and arriving at Montpellier via Nantes, Nantes Haluchère. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nantes and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Nantes and Montpellier is 583 km. The road distance is 823.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 6h 30m and costs 150€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Nantes to Montpellier, including transfers.

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

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Nantes to Montpellier train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Montpellier is to fly which takes 2h 43m and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 290€ and takes 6h 30m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 583.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 43m

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

Volotea and Air France fly from Nantes to Montpellier 5 times a day. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Nantes to Montpellier 4 times a week. Tickets cost 150€ - 290€ and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Nantes to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Train operators
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
150€ - 290€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
150€ - 180€
1st Class
240€ - 290€
Bus operators
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 Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nantes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Bordeaux City Centre to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nantes to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
53€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Montpellier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Nantes to Montpellier train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Montpellier is 823 km. It takes approximately 7h 33m to drive from Nantes to Montpellier.

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Volotea and Air France offer flights from Nantes Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 2114+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at 49€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nantes and Montpellier. 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 Nantes to Nantes Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs 23€ - 28€.

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