How to get from Montpellier to Madrid

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from Montpellier to Madrid

You can get from Montpellier to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Montpellier to Madrid on 27 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:39Montpellier Saint-Roch6h06 15:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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00:45Montpellier14h50 15:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:15Montpellier14h20 22:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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00:45Montpellier14h50 15:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Travel Information between Montpellier and Madrid

distanceDistance446 miles (719 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £152
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 11 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £152 • 6 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe AVE

Travel 446 miles (719 km) by coach or train between Montpellier and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 6 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Montpellier to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Montpellier to Madrid

Travel to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Montpellier to Madrid.

International travel from Montpellier, France to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if travelling from Montpellier?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 24/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Montpellier to Madrid.

The current restriction level for returning to Montpellier, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Montpellier, France from Madrid, Spain?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Montpellier from Madrid?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Montpellier, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 25/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Montpellier from Madrid here.

There are 2 ways to travel to Madrid from Montpellier including taking a coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Madrid. Tickets for a coach cost on average £35.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach is about £117 less than a train, which costs on average £152 for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Montpellier is by train with an average travel time of 6 h 6 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 11 h 25 min.

The distance between Montpellier and Madrid is around 446 miles (719 km).

The average frequency per day from Montpellier to Madrid is:

  • 3 coaches a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Madrid from Montpellier as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Montpellier to Madrid:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Montpellier to Madrid depart from Montpellier, Rue de la Madeleine (Sabines) to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Montpellier to Madrid depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Montpellier to Madrid:

  • You can travel between Montpellier and Madrid by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £35 with Alsa from Montpellier to Madrid.
  • You can travel by train to Madrid from Montpellier with Renfe AVE, and you can find Renfe AVE Montpellier to Madrid tickets for £152 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Montpellier to Madrid with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 3 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Madrid from Montpellier.

Omio customers who travel from Montpellier to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip between Montpellier and Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £35 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £152 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Montpellier and Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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