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Madrid to Montpellier by train

It takes an average of 9h 40m to travel from Madrid to Montpellier by train, over a distance of around 447 miles (720 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Montpellier and tickets for this journey start from €59 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 15m
Price€59 - €235.10
Distance447 miles (720 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationMontpellier
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, ALSA, Renfe-SNCF, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Madrid to Montpellier train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Montpellier for Tuesday 6th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:00 13:15 6h 15m, 1 change
08:00 17:04 9h 04m, 2 changes
09:30 19:05 9h 35m, 2 changes
12:30 21:06 8h 36m, 2 changes
20:30 11:23 14h 53m, 1 change

Renfe-SNCF trains from Madrid to Montpellier

You can travel from Madrid 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 Madrid to Montpellier

Train tickets from Madrid to Montpellier start at €59 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 €201.74.
lowest price found
from59
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price149.31
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price157.07
on the day
avg. single price201.74

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 Madrid 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Montpellier take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Montpellier is 9 hours and 40 minutes, with around 5 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 Madrid and Montpellier by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Montpellier is 6 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Montpellier cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Montpellier can start from as little as €59 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 Madrid to Montpellier?

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

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

The first train from Madrid to Montpellier leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Montpellier leaves at 20:30. 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 Madrid and Montpellier by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Montpellier cover a distance of around 447 miles (720 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Montpellier to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid 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 Madrid to Montpellier for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/10/2020. 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 20/09/2020 for travel on 01/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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