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Travel Paris to Montpellier by train

Visiting Montpellier for a business trip or weekend in the sun? Take a high-speed train from Paris to Montpellier and arrive in just three and a half hours. If you want to travel First Class, TGV trains offer wide reclining seats to relax in during your journey, if you’re on a budget, OUIGO trains are a low-cost option that’s just as quick.

Faster than driving and more ecological than flying, the train from Paris to Montpellier takes you directly into the heart of the city. Just five minutes after stepping out of the train station, you can be enjoying a drink in the central square, exploring Old town or hopping on a tram to the beaches and blue waters of the Mediterranean. Ready to book? Find train times, ticket prices and journey information below.

Paris to Montpellier by train

It takes an average of 5h 0m to travel from Paris to Montpellier by train, over a distance of around 370 miles (596 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Paris to Montpellier and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 13m
PriceFrom €19
Distance370 miles (596 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train06:09
Last train21:41
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationMontpellier
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA

Paris to Montpellier train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Montpellier for Wednesday 17th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:09 Paris Gare de Lyon09:42 Montpellier St-Roch7871 SNCF Get tickets3h 33m, direct
07:11 Paris Gare de Lyon10:26 Montpellier Sud de Francetgv inoui 6271 SNCF Get tickets3h 15m, direct
08:12 Paris Gare de Lyon11:43 Montpellier St-Rochtgv inoui 6031 SNCF Get tickets3h 31m, direct
08:51 Paris Gare de Lyon12:54 Montpellier St-Rochtgv inoui 6607 SNCF Get tickets4h 3m, 1 change
08:59 Paris Gare de Lyon12:57 Montpellier Sud de Francefrecciarossa 6651 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 58m, 1 change
10:10 Paris Gare de Lyon13:41 Montpellier St-RochTGV 9713 SNCF Get tickets3h 31m, direct

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

You can travel from Paris to Montpellier 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 Paris to Montpellier

The price of train tickets from Paris to Montpellier 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 Paris 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 Paris 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 Paris to Montpellier take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Montpellier is 5 hours and 0 minutes, with around 17 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 Paris and Montpellier by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Montpellier is 3 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Montpellier cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Montpellier 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 Paris to Montpellier?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Montpellier without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Paris 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 Paris to Montpellier leave?

The first train from Paris to Montpellier leaves at 06:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Montpellier leaves at 21:41. 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 Paris and Montpellier by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Montpellier 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 Montpellier to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris 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 Paris to Montpellier for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/17/2022. 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 09/25/2022 for travel on 09/25/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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