How to travel from Lyon to Montpellier

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from Lyon to Montpellier

You can get from Lyon to Montpellier by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lyon to Montpellier on Aug 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:41PMLyon Part Dieu1h59 09:40PMMontpellier Saint-Roch
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03:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache4h00 07:00PMMontpellier
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08:10PMLyon Part Dieu1h59 10:09PMMontpellier Saint-Roch
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08:10PMLyon Part Dieu1h59 10:09PMMontpellier Saint-Roch
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10:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache3h30 02:00PMMontpellier
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Travel Information from Lyon to Montpellier

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€29) • 1 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 154 miles (249 km) between Lyon and Montpellier. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Lyon to Montpellier.

How to get from Lyon to Montpellier

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Lyon to Montpellier there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 50,44% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Lyon to Montpellier. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Montpellier

Travel 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 Lyon to Montpellier.

There are 4 ways to travel between Lyon and Montpellier including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Lyon and Montpellier is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Montpellier:

Taking a bus is about $13 (€12) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $25 (€23) for this route.

A bus is generally $19 (€18) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $31 (€29) from Lyon to Montpellier.

The fastest way from Lyon to Montpellier is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 43 min.

There are alternative travel options to Montpellier that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Montpellier is approximately 154 miles (249 km) away from Lyon.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Montpellier is:

  • 17 buses per day.
  • 9 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Lyon and Montpellier as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lyon to Montpellier:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Montpellier, Rue de la Madeleine (Sabines).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Montpellier.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Lyon to Montpellier depart from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Montpellier:

  • You can go to Montpellier from Lyon by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $12 (€11) with Flixbus from Lyon to Montpellier on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Lyon to Montpellier with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€29) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Lyon to Montpellier.

Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Montpellier with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Montpellier with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 15 direct buses per day.

Direct services to Montpellier tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Your trip from Lyon to Montpellier doesn't have to end in Montpellier. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona or Marseille. If you’d like to add Paris, Barcelona or Marseille to your Lyon to Montpellier tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Montpellier today!

When planning your trip from Lyon to Montpellier, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $12 (€11) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $25 (€23) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $31 (€29) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Montpellier online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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