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Trains from Montpellier to Paris

With high-speed daily train services from Montpellier to Paris, you can travel between the centres of the two French cities without the stress of traffic or the hassle of parking. A direct train will get you to the heart of the capital in just three and a half hours.

Spend the duration of your journey relaxing onboard SNCF’s ultra-modern TGV trains. Enjoy free WiFi and snacks from the food carriage as you’re whisked over at speeds of up to 320 km/h. Upgrade to First Class for wider seats and gourmet food.

Choose train travel for your trip and you’ll arrive at a prime location in the City of Light. That’ll give you more time to marvel at the Eiffel Tower and explore charming Parisian neighbourhoods such as Montmartre and Le Marais.

Keen to find out more? We’ve got all the details you need, including FAQs and train times, below.

Montpellier to Paris by train

It takes an average of 4h 33m to travel from Montpellier to Paris by train, over a distance of around 370 miles (596 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Montpellier to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.

First train

05:50

Last train

20:11

Departure station

Montpellier

Arrival station

Paris

Journey time

3h 16m

Distance

596 miles (370 km)

Frequency

20 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From €19

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA

Montpellier to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Montpellier to Paris for Thursday 9th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:50 Montpellier St-Roch09:21 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6200 SNCF Get tickets3h 31m, direct
06:29 Montpellier St-Roch11:02 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 9898 SNCF Get tickets4h 33m, 1 change
07:50 Montpellier Sud de France11:07 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6250 SNCF Get tickets3h 17m, direct
08:50 Montpellier St-Roch12:18 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6030 SNCF Get tickets3h 28m, direct
09:12 Montpellier Sud de France12:54 Paris Gare de LyonTGV 9862 SNCF Get tickets3h 42m, 1 change
10:24 Montpellier St-Roch14:00 Paris Gare de Lyon7872 SNCF Get tickets3h 36m, direct

TGV, OUIGO, SNCF and Renfe-SNCF trains from Montpellier to Paris

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

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 brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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).

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 Montpellier to Paris

The price of train tickets from Montpellier to Paris starts at €19 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 Montpellier to Paris 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 Montpellier to Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Montpellier and Paris is 4 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 Montpellier and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Montpellier to Paris is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Montpellier to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Montpellier to Paris can start from as little as €19 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 Montpellier to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Montpellier to Paris without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Montpellier to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Montpellier to Paris leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Montpellier to Paris leaves at 20:11. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Montpellier to Paris cover a distance of around 370 miles (596 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Montpellier. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Montpellier to Paris.
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 Montpellier to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/09/2023. 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 06/14/2023 for travel on 06/14/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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