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Overview: Train from Cologne to Montpellier

distanceDistance525 miles (846 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersTGV or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Montpellier cover the 525 miles (846 km) long route with our travel partners like TGV or Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Montpellier Saint-Roch.

Train companies: Thalys from Cologne to Montpellier trains

You can travel by train between Cologne and Montpellier with Thalys. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Cologne to Montpellier with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip from Cologne to Montpellier with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Cologne and Montpellier as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Cologne to Montpellier train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Montpellier from Cologne on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 525 miles (846 km) trip from Cologne to Montpellier with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

    These are Thalys' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Cologne to Montpellier:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Montpellier

    Travel by train to Montpellier easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Montpellier.

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Montpellier from Cologne?

    Travel between Cologne, Germany and Montpellier, France by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter France from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Cologne?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Montpellier, France?

    All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 1/18/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Montpellier from Cologne as this information can change.

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Montpellier, France?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Montpellier to Cologne is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from France?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Montpellier?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/18/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cologne from Montpellier here.

    How many miles is it from Cologne to Montpellier by train?

    The Cologne to Montpellier train distance is approximately 525 miles (846 km).

    Which train station from Cologne to Montpellier do I depart from? Which Montpellier train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Montpellier you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Montpellier Saint-Roch, Montpellier-Sud-de-France and Montpellier.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Montpellier Saint-Roch.

    Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Montpellier located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Montpellier, called Montpellier Saint-Roch, is located around 0.4 miles (740 m) away from its city center.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Cologne to Montpellier?

    When taking a train from Cologne to Montpellier, you can count on TGV or Thalys for the best way to get you to Montpellier. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Cologne and Montpellier and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many train services are there between Cologne and Montpellier a day?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Cologne to Montpellier. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Montpellier.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +49 2211411055
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transit options for Köln Hbf
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB