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There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Montpellier by plane, car, train, bus or shuttle

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Fly to Montpellier  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Montpellier (MPL) ZAG - MPL

105€ - 346€

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Fly to Marseille, drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Marseille (MRS) ZAG - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Montpellier

134€ - 238€

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Toulouse (TLS) ZAG - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch

201€ - 278€

Bus, train  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste 402
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  5. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

149€ - 297€

Train  •  20h 43m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Ljubljana Ec
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Villa Opicina Re
  3. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Milano P.Garibaldi Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  5. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv

197€ - 369€

Shuttle, bus  •  22h 36m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Montpellier Si

Drive  •  11h 59m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Montpellier 1259.2 km

130€ - 210€

Zagreb to Montpellier by trains

The train journey time between Zagreb and Montpellier is around 2 days 3h and covers a distance of around 1388 km. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 1h. Operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), Slovenian Railways (SŽ), Trenitalia and others, the Zagreb to Montpellier train service departs from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arrives in Montpellier Saint-Roch. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2 days 3h
Fastest train time:
2 days 1h
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
197€
Carbon emissions:
73 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:35
Last train departs at:
12:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zagreb to Montpellier train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montpellier is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montpellier is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montpellier is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Montpellier is to drive which costs 1.000 kn - 1.600 kn and takes 11h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Montpellier is to fly and drive which costs 1.000 kn - 1.800 kn and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Ljubljana, Villa Opicina, Trieste Centrale, Milano P.Garibaldi and Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 43m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Montpellier is 986 km. The road distance is 1259.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Montpellier without a car is to bus and train which takes 18h 7m and costs 1.100 kn - 2.300 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Zagreb to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Montpellier train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Montpellier is to fly which takes 5h 59m and costs 800 kn - 2.700 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1.400 kn - 2.800 kn and takes 20h 43m.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Montpellier train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 986.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Montpellier, France?

KLM, Croatia Airlines and four other airlines fly from Zagreb to Montpellier 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Montpellier via Ljubljana, Villa Opicina, Trieste Centrale, Milano P.Garibaldi, and Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV in around 20h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 320€
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 320€
Flights from Zagreb to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 700€
Flights from Zagreb to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Zagreb to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
Flights from Zagreb to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 420€
Flights from Zagreb to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Zagreb to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Montpellier via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Zagreb to Montpellier via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 750€
Flights from Zagreb to Toulouse via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
290€ - 850€
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
29€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 55€
Base Standard
65€ - 95€
Base Premium
80€ - 120€
Train from Trieste Centrale to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Villa Opicina
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
8€ - 11€
Regional Train Ticket
7€ - 9€
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
12€ - 15€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
46€ - 50€
Private
250€ - 550€
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Mestre to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Montpellier is 1259 km. It takes approximately 11h 59m to drive from Zagreb to Montpellier.

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Croatia Airlines, Aegean Airlines, TAP Portugal and three other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 210 kn - 260 kn.

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