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Montpellier to Lille by train

It takes an average of 9h 13m to travel from Montpellier to Lille by train, over a distance of around 487 miles (784 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Montpellier to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 05m
Price€16 - €257
Distance487 miles (784 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationMontpellier
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Montpellier to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Montpellier to Lille for Wednesday 15th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:27 Montpellier St-Roch10:40 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 5156 SNCF Get tickets5h 13m, direct
06:40 Montpellier St-Roch13:38 Lille-EuropeTER 76302 SNCF Get tickets6h 58m, 2 changes
08:09 Montpellier St-Roch14:31 Lille-EuropeTER 76404 SNCF Get tickets6h 22m, 1 change
09:21 Montpellier St-Roch16:00 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 6202 SNCF Get tickets6h 39m, 1 change
10:09 Montpellier St-Roch16:57 Lille-EuropeTER 76408 SNCF Get tickets6h 48m, 2 changes
11:44 Montpellier St-Roch18:18 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 6031 SNCF Get tickets6h 34m, 2 changes
13:21 Montpellier St-Roch19:18 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets5h 57m, 1 change
13:57 Montpellier St-Roch19:44 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 5500 SNCF Get tickets5h 47m, 1 change
14:53 Montpellier St-Roch19:58 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 9864 SNCF Get tickets5h 05m, direct
15:21 Montpellier St-Roch21:38 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 6034 SNCF Get tickets6h 17m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Montpellier to Lille

You can travel from Montpellier to Lille on TGV, OUIGO 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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 Montpellier to Lille

Train tickets from Montpellier to Lille start at €16 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 €131.33.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price131.57
on the day
avg. single price131.33

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 Montpellier to Lille 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 Montpellier to Lille? 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 Montpellier to Lille take?

The average journey time by train between Montpellier and Lille is 9 hours and 13 minutes, with around 18 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 Montpellier and Lille by train?

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

How much does the train from Montpellier to Lille cost?

Train tickets from Montpellier to Lille can start from as little as €16 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 Montpellier to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Montpellier to Lille without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Montpellier to Lille. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Montpellier to Lille leaves at 05:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Montpellier to Lille leaves at 20:07. 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 Montpellier and Lille by train?

Trains travelling from Montpellier to Lille cover a distance of around 487 miles (784 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille 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.
 / 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 Montpellier to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 15/07/2020. 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 13/07/2020 for travel on 24/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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