The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Montpellier to Barcelona will cost around $ 102 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 92.
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Of the 5 train that leave Montpellier for Barcelona every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 284 km distance in an average of 2h 58m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 54m .
The slowest train will take 3h 5m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 58 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$58|
|Trains depart from:||Montpellier|
|Trains arrive in:||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.