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Barcelona to Montpellier by train

It takes an average of 4h 43m to travel from Barcelona to Montpellier by train, over a distance of around 176 miles (284 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Montpellier and tickets for this journey start from €14.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 03m
Price€14.50 - €134.80
Distance176 miles (284 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationMontpellier
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, BlaBlaBus, ALSA

Barcelona to Montpellier train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Montpellier for Friday 30th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:20 Barcelona Sants11:23 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets3h 03m, direct
10:10 Barcelona Sants13:15 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 05m, direct
11:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal17:04 Montpellier St-RochRegional Exprés 15831 Renfe Get tickets5h 35m, 1 change
13:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal19:05 Montpellier St-RochRegional Exprés 15833 Renfe Get tickets5h 36m, 1 change
15:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal21:06 Montpellier St-RochRegional Exprés 15837 Renfe Get tickets5h 37m, 1 change
15:40 Barcelona Sants21:06 Montpellier St-RochAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets5h 26m, 2 changes
08:10 Barcelona Sants11:08 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9738 SNCF Get tickets2h 58m, direct
10:10 Barcelona Sants13:15 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 05m, direct
11:55 Barcelona-Clot-Arago18:53 Montpellier St-RochMedia Distancia 15079 Renfe Get tickets6h 58m, 2 changes
12:59 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal19:05 Montpellier St-RochRegional Exprés 15847 Renfe Get tickets6h 06m, 1 change

Renfe-SNCF trains from Barcelona to Montpellier

You can travel from Barcelona to Montpellier on Renfe-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.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Montpellier

Train tickets from Barcelona to Montpellier start at €14.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €103.19.
lowest price found
from14.50
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price47.59
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price55.64
on the day
avg. single price103.19

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 Barcelona 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona 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 Barcelona to Montpellier take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Montpellier is 4 hours and 43 minutes, with around 6 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 Barcelona and Montpellier by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Montpellier is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Montpellier cost?

Train tickets from Barcelona to Montpellier can start from as little as €14.50 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 Barcelona to Montpellier?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Montpellier without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Barcelona to Montpellier. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Barcelona to Montpellier leaves at 08:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Barcelona to Montpellier leaves at 15:40. 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 Barcelona and Montpellier by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Montpellier cover a distance of around 176 miles (284 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Montpellier to Barcelona. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Montpellier for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/10/2020. 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 26/10/2020 for travel on 26/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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