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Travelling from Marseille to Montpellier by train

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

You can expect the journey from Marseille to Montpellier by train to take around 2h 38m. You’ll usually find around 17 trains per day running on this route, which spans 77 miles (124 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available from to Montpellier. Let an SNCF or Renfe-SNCF train whisk you from Marseille to Montpellier – on their fastest services, you can reach your destination in just 1h 31m.

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 Marseille to Montpellier.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Montpellier, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Marseille to Montpellier by train

It takes an average of 2h 33m to travel from Marseille to Montpellier by train, over a distance of around 77 miles (124 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Marseille to Montpellier and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 33m
PriceFrom €10
Distance77 miles (124 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train20:41
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationMontpellier
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA

Marseille to Montpellier train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Montpellier for Tuesday 23rd August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:28 10:03 1h 35m, direct
08:36 11:57 3h 21m, 1 change
09:02 11:49 2h 47m, 2 changes
10:22 12:03 1h 41m, direct
11:18 13:19 2h 1m, direct
12:27 14:03 1h 36m, direct
12:40 15:50 3h 10m, 1 change
13:02 15:50 2h 48m, 2 changes
14:28 16:03 1h 35m, direct
15:20 17:26 2h 6m, direct

Intercités, TER, SNCF and Renfe-SNCF trains from Marseille to Montpellier

You can travel from Marseille to Montpellier on Intercités, TER, SNCF and 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.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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).

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 Marseille to Montpellier

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Montpellier starts at €10 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 Marseille 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 Marseille 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 Marseille to Montpellier take?

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Montpellier is 2 hours and 33 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Montpellier is 1 hour and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Montpellier cost?

Train ticket prices from Marseille to Montpellier can start from as little as €10 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 Marseille to Montpellier?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille to Montpellier without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Marseille 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 Marseille to Montpellier leave?

The first train from Marseille to Montpellier leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Montpellier leaves at 20:41. 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 Marseille and Montpellier by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Montpellier cover a distance of around 77 miles (124 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Montpellier to Marseille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Marseille to Montpellier.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille to Montpellier for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/23/2022. 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 09/26/2022 for travel on 09/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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