There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Montpellier by bus, train, rideshare, 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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Bus Isilines  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Montpellier

$17 - $30

5 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$66 - $100

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 20 min

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

$22 - $34

Rideshare  •  4 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Montpellier 203.8 miles

$22 - $25

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Montpellier 203.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 50 min

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

$69 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Montpellier is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 21€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Montpellier is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Montpellier without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 15€ - 26€.

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The bus from Nice to Montpellier takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Montpellier is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 15€ - 26€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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

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

Isilines operates a bus from Nice to Montpellier twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Montpellier via Marseille-St-Charles in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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 Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Nice to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Nice, Nice to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
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 Nice to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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

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KLM, Hop!, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Nice Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1601+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nice 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 Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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