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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 34m to travel from Montpellier to Paris by train, over a distance of around 370 miles (596 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Montpellier to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 26m
Price€19 - €235.20
Distance370 miles (596 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationMontpellier
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Montpellier to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Montpellier to Paris for Wednesday 15th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:21 Montpellier St-Roch08:50 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6200 SNCF Get tickets3h 29m, direct
05:27 Montpellier St-Roch09:35 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 5156 SNCF Get tickets4h 08m, 1 change
06:40 Montpellier St-Roch10:49 Paris Gare de LyonTER 76302 SNCF Get tickets4h 09m, 1 change
07:09 Montpellier St-Roch12:21 Paris Gare de LyonTER 76402 SNCF Get tickets5h 12m, 2 changes
09:21 Montpellier St-Roch12:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6202 SNCF Get tickets3h 27m, direct
10:09 Montpellier St-Roch15:23 Paris Gare de LyonTER 76408 SNCF Get tickets5h 14m, 2 changes
11:44 Montpellier St-Roch15:53 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6031 SNCF Get tickets4h 09m, 1 change
13:21 Montpellier St-Roch16:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets3h 27m, direct
13:44 Montpellier St-Roch17:37 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets3h 53m, 1 change
13:57 Montpellier St-Roch18:12 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 5500 SNCF Get tickets4h 15m, 1 change

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, 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).

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

Train tickets from Montpellier to Paris start at €19 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 €112.33.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price104.02
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price110.23
on the day
avg. single price112.33

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 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 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 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 34 minutes, with around 13 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 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Montpellier to Paris cost?

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Montpellier to Paris without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Montpellier to Paris. 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 05:21. 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 20:07. 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 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.
 / 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 Paris 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 01/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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