Looking to travel from Montpellier to Rennes by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 8 hours 38 minutes to travel from Montpellier to Rennes by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 6 hours 13 minutes though. You'll usually find 20 trains per day running along the 661 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Rennes, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Montpellier to Rennes start from $39.94 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 8h 38m to travel from Montpellier to Rennes by train, over a distance of around 410 miles (661 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Montpellier to Rennes and tickets for this journey start from $39.94 when you book in advance.
661 miles (410 km)
20 trains per day
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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Montpellier to Rennes by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Montpellier and Rennes is 8 hours and 38 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Montpellier to Rennes is 6 hours and 13 minutes.
Train tickets from Montpellier to Rennes can start from as little as $39.94 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Montpellier to Rennes. Travelling from Montpellier to Rennes by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Montpellier to Rennes leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Montpellier to Rennes leaves at 20:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Montpellier to Rennes cover a distance of around 410 miles (661 km) during the journey.