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Bordeaux to Montpellier by train

The journey from Bordeaux to Montpellier by train is 236.72 mi and takes 5 hr 41 min. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:19 AM and the last at 9:37 PM. It is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Montpellier by train for as little as $23.61 or as much as $259.67. The best price for this journey is $23.61.

Lowest Price$23.61
Journey Duration5 hr 41 min
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price$23.61
Highest Price$259.67
First Departure6:19 AM
Last Departure9:37 PM
Distance236.72 mi
DepartureBordeaux
ArrivalMontpellier
CarriersOUIGO, INTERCITÉSMore

Bordeaux to Montpellier Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

Take the train from Bordeaux to Montpellier

The average train journey from Bordeaux to Montpellier generally lasts about 5 hr 41 min. Approximately 22 trains operate on this route each day. The standard price for a ticket on this route is typically around $59.09, with the most budget-friendly fares starting at $23.61.

The primary provider for this route is SNCF, France's national railway company. They operate both the high-speed TGV trains and the regular Intercités services. Passengers can opt between direct high-speed trains for a quicker journey and regional services for a slower, more scenic experience. SNCF's TGV INOUI, known for its superior customer service and broad high-speed rail network, is another excellent choice for this route.

Most trains on this route provide Wi-Fi, although availability may depend on the type of ticket purchased. TGV INOUI, Intercités, and TER trains offer free Wi-Fi on their newer models. OUIGO, a budget-friendly alternative, offers Wi-Fi as a paid service. All trains have power sockets, but their availability may vary depending on the specific train and service class. Seat reservations are generally recommended for all services except TER.

Different services have different luggage policies. On TER trains, passengers can bring luggage of any size, provided they can manage it themselves. OUIGO allows two bags per passenger, subject to specific size restrictions. TGV INOUI has no explicit weight limit, but passengers are expected to handle their luggage.

The journey starts at Bordeaux-Saint-Jean Station, well-connected via the local transport network, Tram et Bus de la CUB (TBC), providing tram, bus, and river shuttle services. Upon arrival at Montpellier Saint-Roch Station, the TAM network provides local transport options, including tram and bus services. Taxis and bike-sharing services are also readily available at both stations.

In Montpellier visit the Place de la Comédie, a square  where everything happpens, and enter in one of cute cafes and shops. Stroll through the historic Old Town with its narrow, winding streets and explore the Musée Fabre's extensive art collection. Stroll in the modern Antigone district, designed by famed architect Ricardo Bofill, or the Montpellier Zoological Park for a family-friendly outing. And of course, the beach is always a good idea.

So if you plan to travel from Bordeaux to Montpellier  by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Bordeaux to Montpellier.

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Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Montpellier
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Montpellier.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bordeaux to Montpellier, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bordeaux to Montpellier.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.03 to $67.74 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 98% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Montpellier

The cheapest Bordeaux - Montpellier train tickets can be found for as low as $28.22 if you’re lucky, or $37.45 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $45.07.

Find the best day to travel to Montpellier by train

When travelling to Montpellier by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Intercités is a train service offered by SNCF. Intercités trains operate on regional, national, and international routes, connecting cities and towns within France as well as with neighboring countries. Unlike the high-speed TGV trains, Intercités trains have a more traditional feel and offer a scenic way to travel and explore the country. Sleep on board an Intercités train is possible through the "Intercités de nuit" offer, which includes the option to reserve a reclining seat or berth.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

Ticket types and facilities from Bordeaux to Montpellier

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS, OUIGO and TER when traveling from Bordeaux to Montpellier.

Second Class - The Essential

The Essential is a second class ticket, offers a cost-effective solution for those seeking basic comfort during their journey. Moreover, this ticket is exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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First Class-The Comfort

The Comfort is a first class ticket, offers a premium level of comfort and amenities. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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INTERCITÉS Pro

If you opt for the INTERCITÉS Pro option, you will have access to full flexibility and the Grand Voyageur service for select destinations. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train, and up to 2 hours post-departure, given specific conditions
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Complimentary WiFi service is provided for you on select INTERCITÉS routes, notably Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux, and Paris-Briançon. For those travelling overnight, WiFi connectivity is assured on the Paris-Nice and Paris-Briançon routes.
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INTERCITÉS trains come equipped with standard E.U. two-point plug sockets. Plug in and power up!
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On INTERCITÉS trains, you have the freedom to bring along any luggage you wish, be it a suitcase, overnight bag, or backpack. Just ensure each item doesn't exceed 130cm in height or 90cm in width. Remember to label all your belongings for easy identification. While you can bring as much as you can handle, ensure everything is securely stored, prioritizing the comfort and safety of everyone onboard. Keep smaller items nearby, like under your seat, and place bigger pieces in designated areas or along the aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, INTERCITÉS offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy our at-seat food and drink service. The 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' menu showcases quality local products. Look for this service on routes like Paris-Clermont-Ferrance and Bordeaux-Marseille, as well as select overnight journeys.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All INTERCITÉS trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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On Intercités trains, non-folding bikes require a €10 registration fee at the time of booking. Meanwhile, folding bikes in appropriate bags are welcome onboard at no extra cost, as long as its dimensions don't exceed 130 x 90 cm when folded. Bikes, whether folding or not, can be taken on some Intercités trains without a reservation for free. However, while most trains offer free bike storage, be aware that on the Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon lines, a €5 fee is charged.
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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board OUIGO, INTERCITÉS and TGV from Bordeaux to Montpellier
Compare services on board when travelling from Bordeaux to Montpellier by train.
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Bordeaux to Montpellier CO2 Emissions by Train

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26.67kg
Bus
28.57kg
Flight
76.19kg
Car
60.95kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bordeaux to Montpellier by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bordeaux and Montpellier are 26.67kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bordeaux and Montpellier? By taking the train between Bordeaux and Montpellier you will save 49.52kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.9kg compared to a bus and 34.28kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bordeaux to Montpellier?
A train ticket from Bordeaux to Montpellier is $59.09. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $23.61.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bordeaux to Montpellier?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bordeaux to Montpellier is $23.61. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bordeaux and Montpellier by train?
Bordeaux to Montpellier is 236.72 mi.
How long does the train between Bordeaux and Montpellier take?
Bordeaux to Montpellier is on average 5 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 32 min.
Which companies operate from Bordeaux to Montpellier?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Montpellier is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: OUIGO, INTERCITÉS, TGV, FlixBus, TER, SNCF and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Bordeaux to Montpellier?
Bordeaux to Montpellier has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bordeaux to Montpellier leave?
The earliest train from Bordeaux to Montpellier departs at 6:19 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bordeaux to Montpellier depart?
The latest train from Bordeaux to Montpellier departs at 9:37 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bordeaux to Montpellier in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $23.61 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bordeaux to Montpellier?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Bordeaux to go to Montpellier.
What's the fastest journey time between Bordeaux to Montpellier by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bordeaux and Montpellier is 4 hr 32 min.
Is there a direct train from Bordeaux to Montpellier?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bordeaux and Montpellier.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bordeaux to Montpellier by train?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Montpellier creates 26.67kg of CO2 emissions.

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