There are 10 ways to get from Santander to Montpellier by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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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Fly Santander to Marseille, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Marseille (MRS) SDR - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$78 - $295

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Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Montpellier Ouibus

$43 - $63

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Bus to Bilbao, fly to Montpellier  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Montpellier (MPL) BIO - MPL

$96 - $382

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Barcelona, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station

$83 - $203

Bus to San Sebastian, fly to Barcelona, train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Irun
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station

$105 - $339

Night bus, train  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Bayonne 783
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ic / ...

$96 - $155

Bus, train  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  4. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ic / ...

$118 - $193

Train  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Figueres Vilafant Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Figueres-Vilafant Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv

$162 - $239

Bus via Agen  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Agen
  3. Take the bus from Agen to Montpellier

$96 - $142

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Montpellier 486.8 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Montpellier via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Montpellier station. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Montpellier St. Roch Station via Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Figueres-Vilafant Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 32 min.

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The distance between Santander and Montpellier is 619 km. The road distance is 778.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Montpellier without a car is to night bus and train which takes 12 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to get from Santander to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Santander to Montpellier bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Montpellier train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Montpellier is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 32 min.

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

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Santander to Montpellier bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 387 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 36 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Montpellier, France?

You can take a bus from Santander to Montpellier via Bilbao in around 12 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Montpellier via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Figueres Vilafant, and Figueres-Vilafant Station in around 12 h 32 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Montpellier via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Figueres-Vilafant Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Irun
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.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
Night bus from Santander to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bilbao to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Agen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Agen to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Santander to Montpellier train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Montpellier St. Roch Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Montpellier is 779 km. It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to drive from Santander to Montpellier.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1504+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santander to Santander Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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