This page explains how to buy train tickets from Montpellier to other European cities at the cheapest prices, buying online direct from the operators, usually with print-at-home tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

I want to go from Montpellier to...

      Paris   London & UK   Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian & Spain
  Lyon, Nice & elsewhere in France   Luxembourg   Lisbon, Porto, Algarve & Portugal
  Brussels, Bruges & Belgium   Geneva, Basel & Switzerland   Cologne, Frankfurt & Germany
  Amsterdam & Netherlands   Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome & Italy   All other European destinations

Before you buy your tickets...

Take a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, "Do I need to book in advance or can I just buy at the station?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just buy a €35 point-to-point ticket online?".  And most important, click here to understand how far ahead you can buy train tickets.

European train travel FAQ...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...


Montpellier to Paris from €20, www.loco2.com...

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Montpellier to Lyon, Nice & anywhere else in France...

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Montpellier to Brussels, Bruges & Belgium...

Option 1, Montpellier to Brussels by direct TGV in 5h50.  The fastest & easiest option...

Option 2, via Paris.  Means changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi, but more frequent & sometimes cheaper...

A Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris

A Thalys high-speed train.  See full-screen panorama photos inside a Thalys trainMore info on Thalys.

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Montpellier to Amsterdam & the Netherlands...

Option 1, Montpellier to Amsterdam with one easy change in Brussels.  The easiest option...

Option 2, via Paris.  Means changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi, but more frequent & sometimes cheaper...

A Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris

A Thalys at Amsterdam Centraal.  See full-screen panorama photos inside a Thalys trainMore info on Thalys.

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Montpellier to Luxembourg...

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Montpellier to London...

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Montpellier to Switzerland...

Option 1, to Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Gstaad & Western Switzerland...

Option 2, to Basel, Zurich & central Switzerland...


Montpellier to Italy...

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Montpellier to Spain...

Montpellier to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Seville...

If going to Barcelona or Madrid...

If going to Valencia, Alicante, Cordoba, Malaga, Seville or elsewhere in Spain...

Mt Canigou in the Pyrenees

Mt Canigou & the Pyrenees, seen from the train...  One of the highest peaks in the mighty Pyrenees, the 2,784m (9,137 feet) high Mt Canigou dominates the skyline on the right all the way from Perpignan to Girona, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canigou.

Montpellier to San Sebastian or Bilbao

 Option 1, via Barcelona.  The fastest & easiest option...

Option 2, via Hendaye.  A useful alternative...

Hendaye SNCF station   Hendaye station showing location of Euskotren to San Sebastian

At Hendaye, walk off the platform & through the hall...

 

...out of the SNCF station main exit & turn right.

Hendaia Euskoten station, for trains to San Sebastian   Inside Euskotren station at Hendaye

The Euskotren station is in the corner of the SNCF car park...

 

...Buy a ticket from the staffed counter or the machines.

Euskotren train to San Sebastian at Hendaye   Inside Euskotren to San Sebastian

There is only one platform, and it's where the trains start.  So no worries, you can't get on the wrong train, they all go to Irun and San Sebastian-Donostia Amara.  These air-conditioned metro trains leave every 30 minutes, a turn-up-and-go metro service called Metro Donostialdea.  There's plenty of space for luggage and they even have a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

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Montpellier to Lisbon & Portugal...
Trainhotel arrived at Madrid Chamrtin

The trainhotel at Madrid Chamartin...

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Montpellier to Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin & Germany...

Option 1, using the daily direct TGV from Lyon to Baden-Baden, Mannheim & Frankfurt.  The fastest & easiest option...

Option 2, via Paris.  Wider choice of departures, but means changing stations in Paris..

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Montpellier to all other countries...

Option 1, via Mannheim.  Suitable for travel to Scandinavia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia...

Option 2, via Paris.  Also suitable for travel to Scandinavia, Poland, Russia, but usually a more expensive routing...

Option 3, via Milan.  Useful for travel to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic & beyond...

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