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How to travel from Barcelona to Montpellier by train

Thinking about taking the train from Barcelona to Montpellier? We’ve got you covered.

You can expect the journey from Barcelona to Montpellier by train to take around 3h 7m. You’ll usually find around 2 trains per day running on this route, which spans 176 miles (284 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Renfe-SNCF trains operate on this route – they'll get you from Barcelona to Montpellier in just 3h 07m.

Plan your trip ahead and book your train tickets in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Just start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices for trains from Barcelona to Montpellier.

Keen to book your train tickets to Montpellier? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Barcelona to Montpellier by train

It takes an average of 3h 6m to travel from Barcelona to Montpellier by train, over a distance of around 176 miles (284 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Montpellier and tickets for this journey start from €25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 6m
PriceFrom €25
Distance176 miles (284 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train08:15
Last train10:05
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationMontpellier
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA

Barcelona to Montpellier train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Montpellier for Sunday 28th November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:15 Barcelona Sants11:21 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets3h 6m, direct
10:05 Barcelona Sants13:12 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 7m, direct
08:15 Barcelona Sants11:21 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets3h 6m, direct
10:05 Barcelona Sants13:12 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 7m, direct
08:15 Barcelona Sants11:21 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets3h 6m, direct
10:05 Barcelona Sants13:12 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 7m, direct
08:15 Barcelona Sants11:21 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets3h 6m, direct
10:05 Barcelona Sants13:12 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 7m, direct
08:15 Barcelona Sants11:21 Montpellier St-RochAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets3h 6m, direct
10:05 Barcelona Sants13:12 Montpellier St-RochTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 7m, direct

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

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Montpellier starts at €25 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 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 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.

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 3 hours and 6 minutes, with around 2 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 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Montpellier cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Montpellier can start from as little as €25 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 each day. 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 08:15. 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 10:05. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Montpellier for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/28/2021. 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 11/19/2021 for travel on 11/19/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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