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How to get from Montpellier Airport to the City Centre of Montpellier

Montpellier is a vibrant city in Southern France that combines the buzz of the new with the beauty of the old. Cosmopolitan and appealing, charming and contemporary, the city exhumes a vibe of excitement fuelled by its largely youthful population and many visitors.

After your flight lands at Montpellier airport, there are two options to get to the city centre; taxi and bus. The bus is an affordable and reliable option, as the airport shuttle leaves every 30 minutes and a single ticket costs €1.60, taking you to Place de l’Europe in the city centre in 25 minutes. On the other hand, if you want to reach the city centre with minimum hassle and waiting times, a Montpellier taxi or private transfer is the way to go. The ride takes 20 minutes and will cost you approximately €35.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Montpellier at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €32 20min 24/7
Taxi €35 20min 24/7
Bus €3.20 25min 08:30–00:30

How to get from Montpellier airport to the city centre by taxi

Getting from Montpellier airport to Montpellier by airport taxi is the most convenient and stress-free option. Taxis are readily available 24/7 outside the arrivals hall, and all you have to do is find the long queue of taxi vehicles and go to the front.

Taxi fare from Montpellier airport to Montpellier

Taxis in Montpellier do not offer set-rate fares. They are equipped with a taximeter and charge customers based on the distance travelled, applying the rates per km as regulated by the Hérault department. The final price to be paid is affected by factors such as the time of the day (day or night fare), one-way or return trip, excess luggage, etc. On average, if traffic is not too heavy, you can expect to pay around €35 for a transfer to the city centre.

If you want to avoid queues and delays and take advantage of a fixed rate regardless of the time of day, you can pre-book your transfer from Montpellier airport to the city with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€35

Trip Duration

20 min

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Taxis at Montpellier-Méditerranée Αirport are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

It is as easy as it gets to take a taxi at Montpellier airport. The taxi rank is located right outside the terminal. As soon as your flight lands and you claim your luggage, you follow the exit signs and leave the arrivals hall. The rank will be on your left. If there isn’t a long line of passengers waiting to get a taxi, you’ll be on your way within minutes.

Convenience

Montpellier is a navigable city. It’s not overly big, and you can wander around without risking getting lost at every other corner. Yet, the first time in a new city can be stressful, and finding a specific address on foot or by public transport may be a challenge. So, an airport taxi or private transfer is undoubtedly the most convenient option. You will be dropped off at the doorstep of your destination, avoiding the hassle.

Editor’s Note

For sure, a taxi is the easiest and quickest option here. However, the airport shuttle bus may be a smart, cost-effective move if you travel light or on a budget.

Useful Tips

By French law, all cabs must accept payment by Visa and Mastercard.
Tipping is not mandatory. Nevertheless, if you’re happy with the service, you can give a 5% or 10% extra to the total fare.
If you arrive late at night, a taxi might be your only transportation option to the city centre.

How to get from Montpellier airport to the city centre by bus

The airport shuttle bus line 620 is the only public transportation option that connects Montpellier airport to Place de l’Europe in the city centre. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 08:30 to 20:30, seven days a week, and then there are also buses leaving at 21:45, 23:00 and 00:30.

Bus fare from Montpellier airport to Montpellier

A single ticket for only the bus costs €1.60 and covers your trip to Place de l’Europe downtown. You can buy a combined ticket for €2.60, giving you the right to use the TaM (tramway) network as well.

Cost

€1.60

Trip Duration

25 min

*The bus reaches Place de l'Europe in the city centre in 25 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

The first bus leaves the airport at 08:30. There is a departure every 30 minutes until 20:30, then at 21:45, 23:00 and 00:30.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop at Montpellier airport is located outside arrivals. You will see the sign on your left as soon as you get past the exit door.

Convenience

The airport shuttle is a reasonably convenient option to get to the city centre if you don’t have heavy luggage or don’t mind waiting for 30 minutes.

Editor’s Note

If you are planning on repeatedly using the bus and/or the tram network during your stay in Montpellier, you can buy a 10-trip card for €10 (shuttle only) or €20 (TaM included).

Useful Tips

At Place de l'Europe, there is a tramway station for Line 1. You can take it and head towards Mosson (north direction) to move further inside the city centre.
Tickets are sold on the bus.
Bus 620 has a dedicated space for disabled or reduced-mobility persons. For better convenience, securing your place by contacting the bus authority a day before your arrival is recommended.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Montpellier. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€35.0
NIGHTTIME
€42.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Montpellier airport to the city centre?

There are two possible options for your transfer from the airport to the city centre; taxi and bus. The taxi is easy and convenient, providing door-to-door service with zero wait times. The bus, although costing less, takes slightly longer and runs every 30 minutes.

What's the cost of a taxi from Montpellier airport to the city centre?

The cost of the 20-minute ride to the city centre is approximately €35 if traffic conditions are favourable. Yet, keep in mind that things such as a 4th person onboard, excess luggage, etc. may add up, resulting in a higher final fare.

What's the distance from Montpellier airport to Montpellier city?

Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport lies 11km southeast of Montpellier. The journey from Montpellier airport to the city centre takes around 20 minutes in a taxi or private transfer, or 25 minutes by bus (airport shuttle bus).

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