How to travel from Montpellier to Barcelona

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from Montpellier to Barcelona

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

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To get from Montpellier to Barcelona on Aug 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40AMMontpellier4h20 01:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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12:35AMMontpellier4h25 05:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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02:05PMMontpellier4h55 07:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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10:00AMMontpellier4h20 02:20PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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07:05PMMontpellier4h10 11:15PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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351One-way

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Travel Information from Montpellier to Barcelona

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$53 - $262
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $53 (€49) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $58 (€54) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Gnv or Renfe AVE

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 176 miles (284 km) to Barcelona from Montpellier. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $53 (€49). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Gnv or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Montpellier to Barcelona.

How to get from Montpellier to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Montpellier to Barcelona there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 65,14% 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 Montpellier to Barcelona. 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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FAQs

International travel from Montpellier, France to Barcelona, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if traveling from Montpellier?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Montpellier and Barcelona.

The restriction level for your return to Montpellier, France from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Montpellier from Barcelona restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Montpellier from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Montpellier, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 8/8/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Montpellier from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel from Montpellier to Barcelona 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Montpellier is by taking a bus, which costs on average $53 (€49).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A bus is generally $209 (€193) less than a ferry for the same journey. Taking a ferry costs on average $262 (€242) from Montpellier to Barcelona.

A bus is generally $5 (€5) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $58 (€54) from Montpellier to Barcelona.

The quickest way to travel from Montpellier to Barcelona is by train, which takes on average 2 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 5 min   on average.

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

The distance from Montpellier to Barcelona is approximately 176 miles (284 km).

The average frequency per day from Montpellier to Barcelona is:

  • Around 21 buses per day.
  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Montpellier and Barcelona 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 Montpellier to Barcelona:

  • Buses mostly depart from Montpellier, Rue de la Madeleine (Sabines) and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Trains from Montpellier to Barcelona most often leave from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Barcelona by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona for $53 (€49) on Omio.
  • Travel with Gnv to go to Barcelona by ferry. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Gnv Montpellier to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $262 (€242).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE to go to Barcelona by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe AVE Montpellier to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $58 (€54).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International with 20 direct buses per day.
  • You can find around 4 direct trains per day and travel with Renfe AVE.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Montpellier to Barcelona? Many Omio customers who go from Montpellier to Barcelona usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Paris or Valencia from Barcelona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $53 (€49) one way for this journey.
  • A ferry ticket for this route costs on average $262 (€242) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $58 (€54) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Montpellier to Barcelona 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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