Montpellier to Barcelona by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $30.82
  2. 30 day advance $82.64
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 51m
  • Distance
    286 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
  • Train operators

Travelling from Montpellier to Barcelona by train

Fast trains from Montpellier to Barcelona take around 2 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 286 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Montpellier and Barcelona.

1. Are there direct trains from Montpellier to Barcelona?

Direct trains from Montpellier to Barcelona have been found.

We usually find around 33 direct trains on the route from Montpellier to Barcelona every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Montpellier to Barcelona?

The Montpellier to Barcelona train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Montpellier to Barcelona train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Barcelona is usually scheduled to depart Montpellier around 09:31 and the last train is around 19:43. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Montpellier to Barcelona train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Montpellier to Barcelona are $30.82.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $82 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $72. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Montpellier to Barcelona train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Montpellier to Barcelona by train.

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Which train companies operate between Montpellier and Barcelona?

More than one train company operates on the route from Montpellier to Barcelona, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • FS100
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Barcelona to Montpellier by train

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Travelling by train from Montpellier to Barcelona is the easiest way to connect between the two cities also thanks to the 2013 opening of a high-speed line that links France and Spain.

The route is served by both Spanish AVE and French TGV trains – both known for their high standards of comfort and service. Sit back, relax and watch the countryside slip by as the train runs through coastal Languedoc then cuts under the Pyrenees to reach northern Catalonia.

Montpellier-Saint-Roch to Barcelona

The direct high-speed trains depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch in the heart of the city and arrive in Barcelona Sants station, about 3 km west of the centre. The first half of the journey gives excellent views of the lagoon landscapes of coastal Languedoc. Distant views of the Pyrenees dominate the second half of the route.

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