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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  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Montpellier

$17 - $30

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Train  •  5h 29m

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

$65 - $99

Bus Ouibus  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Montpellier Ouibus

$22 - $27

Rideshare  •  4h

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Montpellier 203.8 miles

$22 - $24

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Nice to Montpellier 203.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5h 55m

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

$119 - $609

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

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

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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 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Gare de Nice-Ville and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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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 4h 45m and costs 15€ - 26€.

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The bus from Nice to Montpellier takes 4h 45m 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 Gare de Nice-Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Montpellier is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs 15€ - 26€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5h 29m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 5h 55m.

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

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 4h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Montpellier via Gare de Marseille-St-Charles and Marseille-St-Charles in around 5h 29m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via Lyon, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Montpellier via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Gare de Nice-Ville to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 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
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Nice - Airport to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
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
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m 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 3h 13m to drive from Nice to Montpellier.

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from Nice Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1566+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $54 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 13m and costs 6€.

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