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Travel to Montpellier, South of France

Travel to Montpellier, South of France

It is easy to reach Montpellier for your French language immersion stay. Learn French in France and enjoy our wonderful region!

By plane

The Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located just 8 km away from the city center. Travelling between the airport and the city center is easy with shuttle-bus services and taxis operating regularly (travel time around 15 minutes).

There direct flights from many European cities (see table underneath). However, flights from overseas and other European cities go via Paris. There are up to 16 direct daily flights from both Paris airports (Charles de Gaulle and Orly) to Montpellier, flying time is 1 hour. Montpellier is also well connected to several European cities via Lyon, where stopovers are usually very short.

Alternatively, use nearby airports as mentioned underneath the table for several great flight options with low cost airlines:

Air France: From all over the world (often via Paris or Lyon)

Ryan Air: Frankfurt, Leeds, Birmingham, Brussels, Shannon, Cork, Dublin, Charleroi

British Airways: London Gatwick

Easy Jet: London Gatwick, London Lutton, Basel-Mulhouse, Rome

Sterling Airline: Copenhagen, Oslo

Transavia: Rotterdam

Iberia: Madrid

Alitalia: Rome

Norwegian: Copenhagen

Scandinavian Airlines: Copenhagen

Germanwings: Düsseldorf, Hamburg

Lufthansa: Munich

Brussels Airlines: Brussels

You might find even more affordable options flying to one of the airports located close to Montpellier. There are many low-cost airlines flying regularly to Marseilles Airport, Béziers Airport, Carcassonne Airport, Toulouse Airport and Lyon Airport. From these cities Montpellier can be reached easily by train in less 2 hours.

By train

It is easy to travel to Montpellier by train. The train station Montpellier Saint-Roch is located right in the centre of the Montpellier and is only about 5 minutes’ walk away from our French language school.

Montpellier is on the main TGV (High speed train) line Paris – Lyon – Montpellier – Perpignan – Barcelona and has connections to all major cities in France and Europe. The travel time between Paris (Gare de Lyon) and Montpellier is approx. 3 hours 15 minutes. Each day several trains also leave straight from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport in Paris (travel time to Montpellier is 3 hours and 45 minutes) making a connection in Paris very convenient.

Information on train timetables and reservations under http://www.voyages-sncf.com. Single journeys are as of € 25. The earlier you book the cheaper it will be.

By bus

Montpellier is well connected with the rest of Europe by bus and has convenient access to many major European cities.

Eurolines: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna, Brussels, Zagreb, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Budapest, Rome, Bologna, Milan, Venice, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Lisbon, Bucharest, Belgrade, Bratislava, Ljubjana, Geneva, Zurick, Prague

Linebus: Madrid, Barcelona, Valence, Alicante, Seville, Malaga, San Sebastien, Bilbao, Lisbon, Porto

For more information and for reservations, visit eurolines.com and linebus.com.