Lyon Part Dieu
Trains from Lyon to Montpellier are a great way to travel from the food capital to the southern coast when you are visiting France. Trains between these two cities are run by SNCF, which is the national rail company. They offer fast, modern TGV trains with two classes of service on this route.
Departures take place from Lyon Part Dieu train station, which is located in the modern city center. All services arrive at the main station in Montpellier, which is also centrally located.
Daily trains from Lyon to Montpellier depart up to two times an hour throughout the day, making it easy to travel whenever you need to. While most services are direct, some require a connection on the way. Try to avoid these if you can, as they can add over an hour to your journey time.
The travel time on this route ranges from 1 hour and 43 minutes on direct services to 2 hours and 58 minutes on those with connections en route. Delays are rare, but can happen, so make sure to leave yourself some spare time if you are connecting when you arrive in the south of France.
Tickets for trains from Lyon to Montpellier cost from 35.00 euros in first class and 24.00 euros in second class if you book online well in advance and travel at off-peak times. Otherwise ticket prices can be higher.