How to travel from Marseille to Montpellier

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from Marseille to Montpellier

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

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To get from Marseille to Montpellier on Jan 31 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:22AMMarseille1h41 09:03AMMontpellier Saint-Roch
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07:35AMMarseille3h36 11:11AMMontpellier Saint-Roch
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Travel Information between Marseille and Montpellier

distanceDistance78 miles (126 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | Intercités

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 78 miles (126 km) to Montpellier from Marseille. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | Intercités among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Marseille to Montpellier.

How to get from Marseille to Montpellier

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Marseille to Montpellier there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 72,08% 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 Marseille 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 Marseille 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 Marseille to Montpellier.
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You can travel to Montpellier from Marseille 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Marseille and Montpellier is by taking a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Montpellier:

A bus is generally $7 (€6) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $12 (€10) from Marseille to Montpellier.

The fastest way from Marseille to Montpellier is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 36 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Montpellier by bus can take on average 2 h 25 min.

The distance from Marseille to Montpellier is approximately 78 miles (126 km).

The average frequency per day from Marseille to Montpellier is:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • 18 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Marseille, Gare Saint-Charles to Montpellier, Rue de la Madeleine (Sabines).
  • Most travelers board their train from Marseille-St-Charles and arrive in Montpellier Saint-Roch.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Montpellier. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Marseille to Montpellier tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
  • SNCF | Intercités can get you to Montpellier by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | Intercités from Marseille to Montpellier for $12 (€10) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Marseille to Montpellier with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 10 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with SNCF | TER or SNCF | Intercités with 11 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Marseille to Montpellier don't make Montpellier their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Montpellier are Paris, Barcelona or Toulouse, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Montpellier to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Marseille to Montpellier, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $12 (€10) one way.

But we recommend booking Marseille to Montpellier tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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