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 Paris to Montpellier will cost around $ 122 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 96.
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3 h 9 m
3 h 32 m
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Of the 9 train that leave Paris for Montpellier every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 595 km distance in an average of 3 h 32 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 9 m .
The slowest train will take 4 h 5 m 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:|
4 hours 44 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$61|
|Trains depart from:||Paris|
|Trains arrive in:||Montpellier|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TGV|
For visitors to the south-west of France, frequent direct trains to Montpellier from Paris offer the easiest connections to France's fastest growing city. There are daily direct trains from Paris Gare De Lyon, mostly taking around three hours and 30 minutes to reach Montpellier. Timetables include departures from early morning to mid-evening, with additional services on Fridays for Mediterranean weekend breaks. Indirect connections are also available with one change of train en route.
French state rail operator SNCF provides all daily direct departures from Paris Gare De Lyon to Montpellier Gare Saint Roch or Montpellier Sud on high-speed TGV trains. Indirect connections use SNCF TGV connections with one change at Nîmes en route .
The fastest connections on the 412-mile route south-west to Montpellier are SNCF evening departures, taking three hours and nine minutes. Most direct trains take up to 20 minutes longer. The fastest indirect connection to Montpellier takes three hours and 47 minutes .
SNCF's TGV timetable offers 11 daily departures from Paris to Montpellier from Monday-Thursday, 13 trains on Fridays, eight on Saturdays and ten on Sundays. One TGV train a day stops at Montpellier Sud station, the rest at Saint Roch. Departure times range from early morning services to mid-evening connections, with frequent additional indirect departures from Paris.
Departure train station: Paris Gare De Lyon, where all trains depart, is situated on the eastern side of central Paris, with connections on Metro lines 1 and 14 and RER lines A and D. The station concourse has luxury gift stores, a food supermarket, restaurants, luggage lockers, and taxi stands.
Arrival train station: Passengers may arrive at Montpellier Gare Saint Roch or Montpellier Sud. Gare Saint Roch is located in the heart of the city, with connections on local trams and bus routes 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 16. Montpellier Sud station is three miles south-east of the city, with bus lines 106 and 120 providing connections downtown. Facilities at the stations include cafe-bars, gift stores, luggage lockers, and car rental desks.