How to travel from Madrid to Montpellier

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from Madrid to Montpellier

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

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To get from Madrid to Montpellier on Oct 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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11:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur12h55 11:55AMMontpellier
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Travel Information to Montpellier from Madrid

distanceDistance446 miles (719 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$104 - $235
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $104 (€100) • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $235 (€226) • 5 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air France or Renfe AVE

Travel 446 miles (719 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Montpellier from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $104 (€100). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Air France or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Montpellier.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Montpellier

Travel Tips: 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 Madrid to Montpellier.
FAQs

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Montpellier, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Spain enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Montpellier from Madrid?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Montpellier, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 10/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Madrid and Montpellier.

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from France?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from France?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 10/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Madrid from Montpellier.

There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Montpellier: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Montpellier from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $104 (€100).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Montpellier:

A bus is $131 (€126) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Montpellier costing on average $235 (€226).

A bus is $122 (€117) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Madrid to Montpellier costing on average $226 (€217).

The fastest way to get to Montpellier from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 5 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Montpellier can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Montpellier by train can take on average 6 h 20 min.

The distance is approximately 446 miles (719 km) from Madrid to Montpellier.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Montpellier is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Montpellier from Madrid 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 from Madrid to Montpellier:

  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Montpellier, Rue de la Madeleine (Sabines).
  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Montpellier.
  • Trains from Madrid to Montpellier most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Montpellier Saint-Roch.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Montpellier, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Montpellier by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Madrid to Montpellier for $104 (€100).
  • Travel with Air France to go to Montpellier by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air France Madrid to Montpellier tickets on Omio for $235 (€226).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE for trains to Montpellier. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe AVE Madrid to Montpellier tickets on Omio for $226 (€217).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Montpellier with Flixbus or Alsa.

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 route.

Your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Montpellier, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $104 (€100) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $235 (€226) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $226 (€217) one way on average.

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

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