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London to Montpellier by train
Fastest journey6hr 25m
Trains per day15
Avg. journey time7hr 51m
Travelling from London to Montpellier by train
Fast trains from London to Montpellier take around 6 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 930 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Montpellier.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Montpellier?
Journeys between London and Montpellier usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 16 departures on the route from London to Montpellier every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Montpellier?
The London to Montpellier train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Montpellier train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Montpellier is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 17:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 17:31.
What's the London to Montpellier train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Montpellier are $86.05.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $265 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $161. 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 London to Montpellier train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 9 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 London to Montpellier by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Montpellier?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Montpellier, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Eurostar & TGV
Travelling by train from London to Montpellier is very easy. Take a Eurostar train from London to Paris, then a high-speed TGV to Montpellier. A change of station is necessary in Paris, but that's a hassle-free interchange. If you want to keep things really simple, you can instead travel from London to Lille Europe on Eurostar, connecting there with the onward TGV to Montpellier. You won't find quite the same choice of connections as on the Paris route, but at Lille there's no need to change stations as you switch from Eurostar to TGV.
London to Paris
The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.
Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.
Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon
When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.
If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.
Paris to Montpellier-Saint-Roch
There are direct fast TGV trains each day from Paris to Montpellier, with extra services on peak travel days. Services depart from the Gare de Lyon in Paris, stopping at Nîmes along the way and sometimes also at the TGV station in Valence. Arrival in Montpellier is at Saint-Roch station, from where it is just a short walk into the city centre.
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