Fastest journey3hr 17m
The high-speed TGV train from Paris to Montpellier usually takes 3 hrs 20 mins to 3 hrs 30 mins. A journey which 30 years ago would have taken an entire day can now be completed in a morning. Your train follows the high-speed line from Paris to Avignon, then turns south-west to travel through Nîmes to Montpellier.
Bookings for this route usually open 3 months in advance, and that's the moment to book if you are keen to get the best deal on fares.
Paris to Montpellier
There are 10 direct fast TGV trains each day from Paris to Montpellier, with up to 3 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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