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Traveling from Rennes to Montpellier by train

Looking to travel from Rennes to Montpellier by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 9 hours 42 minutes to travel from Rennes to Montpellier by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 5 hours 53 minutes though. You'll usually find 21 trains per day running along the 661 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Montpellier, 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 Rennes to Montpellier start from $40.04 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Montpellier by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Rennes to Montpellier by train

It takes an average of 9h 42m to travel from Rennes to Montpellier by train, over a distance of around 410 miles (661 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Rennes to Montpellier and tickets for this journey start from $40.04 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

5h 53m


661 miles (410 km)


21 trains per day


1 change


From $40.04

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Rennes to Montpellier train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rennes to Montpellier for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:35 16:46 8h 11m, 3 changes
10:35 17:08 6h 33m, 1 change
11:00 17:50 6h 50m, 2 changes
12:35 19:02 6h 27m, 2 changes
12:35 19:11 6h 36m, 1 change
12:35 20:11 7h 36m, 1 change
14:35 21:28 6h 53m, 1 change
15:35 21:28 5h 53m, 1 change
16:30 06:47 14h 17m, 3 changes
16:30 07:24 14h 54m, 2 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Rennes to Montpellier

You can travel from Rennes to Montpellier on TGV and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Rennes to Montpellier

The price of train tickets from Rennes to Montpellier starts at $40.04 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Rennes to Montpellier by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Rennes to Montpellier

Want to know more about your journey from Rennes to Montpellier? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rennes to Montpellier take?

The average journey time by train between Rennes and Montpellier is 9 hours and 42 minutes, with around 21 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Rennes and Montpellier by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rennes to Montpellier is 5 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Rennes to Montpellier cost?

Train tickets from Rennes to Montpellier can start from as little as $40.04 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.

Is there a direct train from Rennes to Montpellier?

No, there are no direct train services from Rennes to Montpellier. Travelling from Rennes to Montpellier by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Rennes to Montpellier leave?

The first train from Rennes to Montpellier leaves at 06:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rennes to Montpellier leave?

The last train from Rennes to Montpellier leaves at 21:35. 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.

What's the distance between Rennes and Montpellier by train?

Trains travelling from Rennes to Montpellier cover a distance of around 410 miles (661 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Montpellier to Rennes.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rennes to Montpellier for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/26/2022 for travel on 11/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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