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How to get from London, UK and Paris to Montpellier

Read more about Paris and Montpellier.

Montpellier is in the Hérault department and is the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, now part of the new Occitania region. It is an exciting, historic and important city for its university, founded in the 13th century. There is a charming old town to walk around, with old streets lined with cafes, bars and restaurants. There are museums including the famous Fabre Museum, which has a huge collection and is mainly known for its European paintings from the 17th to 19th centuries. Montpellier is also a central point for visits to the surrounding villages and countryside.


Montpellier tourist office

Comedy Square
Phone: 00 33 (0) 4 67 60 60 60
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Paris to Montpellier by train

TGV trains to Montpellier Saint Roch train station depart from Paris Gare de Lyon (20 boulevard Diderot, Paris 12) throughout the day.

Metro lines to and from Gare de Lyon

  • Line 1 – La Défense to Chateau de Vincennes
  • Line 14 – Saint Lazare to Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand

TGV trains to Montpellier train station

  • Paris to Montpellier train station in 3 hours 21 minutes.
  • Lille (connecting with Eurostar) to Montpellier train station in 4 hours 56 minutes.
  • Charles de Gaulle airport to Montpellier train station in 4 hours 02 minutes.

Other connections to Montpellier by TGV

  • Popular direct connections include Avignon, directly east along the Côte d’Azur to Nice, Lyon, Dijon, Metz, Toulouse and Strasbourg.
  • Montpellier has good high-speed links (not TGV) with the main French cities. Check out the main TER services on the TER website .

Train station Montpellier Saint Roch is in the rue Maguelone, near the Place de la Comedie downtown.

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Get to Montpellier by plane

Montpellier-Mediterranee Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) south of the city. Shuttle buses run regularly from the airport to the center of Montpellier and take 15 minutes.
Destinations include Paris, Lyon, Nantes, and Strasbourg; Brussels; London, Birmingham, Leeds and Bradford; Morocco; Algeria Madeira; Munich and Rotterdam.

Paris to Montpellier by car

The distance from Paris to Montpellier is around 750 kms (466 miles), and the journey takes around seven hours, depending on your speed. There are tolls on the Autoroutes.

  • If you drive, read Tips on Roads and Driving in France.

Getting from London to Paris

  • By train (Eurostar)
    • Eurostar between London, Paris and Lille
  • By bus / coach Eurolines offers a cheap service from London, Gillingham, Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Gallieni. Six coaches a day; 2 all night; Travel time is 7 hours. The Eurolines stop is located at the Paris Gallieni bus station, 28 ave du General de Gaulle, right next to the Gallieni metro station, near Porte de Bagnolet (metro line 3, final stop).
    • Eurolines website for French travel
  • The French company OUIBus also operates between London and Lille and London and Paris. OUIBus also runs from Lille to Amsterdam and Brussels.
    • OUIBus website

Where to stay in Montpellier

For hotels in Montpellier, read guest reviews, compare prices and book on TripAdvisor.

More about the region

Montpellier is ideally located on the southern coast of France. Situated between Avignon and Arles in the Camargue and Beziers and Perpignan to the south, it is a perfect place for sightseeing in this popular area. You can enjoy the beaches that run along the Mediterranean coast, including the most famous naturist site in Europe at Cap d’Agde. Drive inland to cities like Carcassonne in the romantic and tragic Cathar country. Or go down to the Spanish border where the culture is very different.

The temperature is always warm

  • Explore the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France with this guide
  • Visit Nimes, one of the great cities in the south of France and enjoy the Roman Games in the Arena.
  • The best Mediterranean cities in southern France that you should visit
  • Stroll through medieval Carcassonne
  • Take a tour of Montsegur, the last stop of the Cathars
  • Western Mediterranean beaches Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Cap d’Agde, the most famous naturist resort in France

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