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Journey timeFrom 1h 28m
Price$1.16 - $59.61
Distance130km (81 miles)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationMontpellier
Arrival stationPerpignan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Montpellier to Perpignan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Montpellier to Perpignan for Wednesday 16th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
16:5018:401h 50m, directTER 86989SNCF
17:0519:011h 56m, directTER 76121SNCF
17:4019:081h 28m, directTGV INOUI 9715SNCF
17:5019:401h 50m, directTER 76425SNCF
18:2020:111h 51m, 1 changeTER 76560, TER 76261SNCF
18:5020:401h 50m, directTER 76427SNCF
19:4321:201h 37m, directTGV INOUI 6231SNCF
19:5021:401h 50m, directTER 76429SNCF
20:5322:401h 47m, directTER 76566SNCF
21:4323:281h 45m, directTGV INOUI 6217SNCF

TGV, TER, SNCF and Renfe-SNCF trains from Montpellier to Perpignan

You can travel from Montpellier to Perpignan on TGV, 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.

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 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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 Perpignan

Train tickets from Montpellier to Perpignan start at €1 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 €27.57.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price27.01
on the day
avg. single price27.57

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 Perpignan 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 Perpignan? 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 Perpignan take?

The average journey time by train between Montpellier and Perpignan is 1 hour and 45 minutes, with around 23 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 Perpignan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Montpellier to Perpignan is 1 hour and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Montpellier to Perpignan cost?

Train tickets from Montpellier to Perpignan can start from as little as €1 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 Perpignan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Montpellier to Perpignan without having to change trains. There are 22 direct trains from Montpellier to Perpignan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Montpellier to Perpignan leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Montpellier to Perpignan leaves at 21:43. 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 Perpignan by train?

Trains travelling from Montpellier to Perpignan cover a distance of around 130km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Perpignan to Montpellier. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Montpellier to Perpignan.
*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 Perpignan for a typical week day using timetable data for 16/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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