There are 8 ways to get from Rotterdam to Montpellier by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

$252 - $306

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Bus  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Lyon N760
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Montpellier 748 / ...

$67 - $175

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Montpellier

$161 - $240

Drive  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Montpellier 728 miles

$170 - $260

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Montpellier  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Montpellier (MPL) AMS - MPL

$79 - $322

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Marseille, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Marseille (MRS) AMS - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$92 - $329

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Montpellier  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Montpellier (MPL) ORY - MPL

$186 - $464

Train to Brussels, fly to Marseille, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Marseille (MRS) BRU - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$132 - $351

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Montpellier is to bus which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 18 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Montpellier is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Montpellier via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Montpellier is 925 km. The road distance is 1164.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs 210€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Rotterdam to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Montpellier bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam to Montpellier train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Montpellier is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs 210€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 18 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 578.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Montpellier via Lille Europe in around 8 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Montpellier via Lyon and Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 18 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $360
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Montpellier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Rotterdam to Montpellier train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Montpellier is 1165 km. It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to drive from Rotterdam to Montpellier.

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

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