Montpellier to Barcelona train

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09:39AMMontpellier Saint-Roch2h55 12:34PMBarcelona Sants
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Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m


2 h 55 m

Trains per day



284 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Montpellier for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Montpellier to Barcelona

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$99 (€91)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe-SNCF, Renfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Montpellier to Barcelona cover the 176 miles (284 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 55 min with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF, Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $99 (€91), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $79 (€73). Travelers depart most frequently from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train providers: Renfe-SNCF, Renfe and AVE from Montpellier to Barcelona trains

For as little as $79 (€73) you can travel by train between Montpellier and Barcelona with Renfe-SNCF, Renfe and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.


Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

  • Average Price: $79

AVE trains between Montpellier and Barcelona are available on Omio at just $101 (€93)! AVE are the high-speed trains from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company that offers routes throughout the country and to France and Portugal. When you travel with a Renfe AVE train to Barcelona from Montpellier, the distance is 176 miles (284 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Montpellier to Barcelona journey, which you can compare and book easily on Omio.

Renfe offers different types of AVE tickets that adapt to all budgets, such as Promo, Promo +, Flexible tickets for one-way or round-trip. You can also use the Renfe discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card when booking your Renfe AVE ticket on Omio.

All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms and onboard entertainment and offer a multitude of times throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. In addition, Renfe AVE trains are characterized as being the most popular, comfortable, punctual and one of the fastest trains in the world, reaching speeds around 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. AVE connects the main Spanish cities in just a few hours.

  • Average Price: $101

Looking to travel by train to Barcelona from Montpellier? Omio can help you find that perfect route with Renfe-SNCF. Check Omio to see current Renfe-SNCF train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Montpellier to Barcelona train and book Renfe-SNCF tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Montpellier and Barcelona, you can expect to travel 176 miles (284 km) one-way with Renfe-SNCF. If you search for trains to Barcelona from Montpellier in the Omio app, you can check if the Renfe-SNCF ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Renfe-SNCF, we do the work for you to get you safely to Barcelona from Montpellier. Book that perfect Montpellier to Barcelona train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Renfe-SNCF!

Renfe-SNCF from Montpellier to Barcelona train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 3 min
  • Renfe-SNCF frequency: 4 a day

Trains from Montpellier to Barcelona

Catching the train from Montpellier to Barcelona is an excellent way to travel between the two cities. There are 4-6 direct services on weekdays, and 5-6 at weekends. Trains leave from morning into the evening, and the journey time will be between 2 hours 54 minutes and 3 hours 5 minutes.

Which train companies travel from Montpellier to Barcelona?

Passengers don't have a great deal of choice regarding operators when heading to Barcelona from Montpellier. The only operator on the route is Renfe SNCF, which runs direct daily services.

How long is the train from Montpellier to Barcelona?

Direct trains from Montpellier will get to Barcelona Sants relatively quickly. Expect journey times to range from 2 hours 54 minutes to 3 hours 5 minutes.

How many trains are there from Montpellier to Barcelona?

Trains depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch for Barcelona every day of the week. There should be 4-6 trains on both weekdays and weekends, making it easy to schedule trips between the two cities. The earliest trains tend to leave just after 9:00 a.m. and the final service is around 5:30 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Montpellier to Barcelona?

Departure train station: Trains to Barcelona will always leave from Montpellier Saint-Roch station. Getting to trains shouldn't pose too many problems. For most travelers, the best option will be catching the Montpellier Tramway. Saint-Roch is at the crossroads of Lines 1, 2, and 3, so all parts of the city have direct connections. Walking from the center is an option, and taxis from the Old Town will take 5-10 minutes if the traffic isn't heavy. Those coming from the airport can take the 120 bus straight to Saint-Roch. Leave 30 minutes at least for the transfer.

Arrival train station: Trains from Montpellier will arrive at Barcelona Sants station. Located just south of the city center, Sants has superb connections to the rest of Barcelona. To reach Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, take Line 3 (Green), while Line 5 is useful for reaching eastern and western destinations. Anyone headed to El Prat Airport can also take the Metro. However, the R2 train link is faster, taking just 19 minutes to reach departure terminals. There's no wifi at Sants itself, although cafes in the station offer high-speed connections if required.

Deutsche Bahn trains from Montpellier to Barcelona


Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Montpellier to Barcelona. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Montpellier to Barcelona and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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Travel Tips: Trains from Montpellier to Barcelona

Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Montpellier to Barcelona.

Travel between Montpellier, France and Barcelona, Spain by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from France?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Montpellier?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Montpellier and Barcelona before traveling.

Return travel from Spain to France is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Montpellier from Barcelona?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

Last checked on 8/8/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Montpellier from Barcelona.

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Montpellier to Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $79 (€73)  one way.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $99 (€91)  for a train ticket to Barcelona from Montpellier.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Montpellier and Barcelona by train to be approximately 176 miles (284 km).
On average the Montpellier to Barcelona train time is 2 h 55 min  covering the 176 miles (284 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Montpellier train stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include Montpellier Saint-Roch, Montpellier-Sud-de-France and Montpellier. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Barcelona include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Montpellier Saint-Roch   and arriving in Barcelona Sants.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Montpellier Saint-Roch and need to travel around 3.3 miles (5.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Barcelona most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

For the trip from Montpellier to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe-SNCF, Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Barcelona from Montpellier on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day between Montpellier and Barcelona. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Renfe or Renfe AVE. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Montpellier for Barcelona is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Montpellier to Barcelona leaves at 7: 39 AM. The last train departing from Montpellier to Barcelona leaves at 4: 46 PM. You can find the latest Montpellier to Barcelona train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains to Barcelona from Montpellier to cost on average $99 (€91) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Montpellier to Barcelona train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Montpellier Saint-Roch is the most popular Montpellier 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 Montpellier for your trip to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+33 892353535
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 19: 00
Public transit options for Montpellier Saint-Roch
Tram lines: 1, 2, 3, 4
Bus lines: 6, 7, 8, 11, 12
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER L1, TER L2, TER L3, Intercités, AVE

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