Journey to Montpellier by plane, train or car 


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Coming to Montpellier: the starting point for your language adventure
You've decided to come to France, the land of baguettes, cheese, good wine and love! If you're here, it's because you've chosen Montpellier as your destination for learning the beautiful French language. Congratulations! You've made the right decision, and we're here to guide you every step of the way in organising your language study holiday.

Montpellier, with its 400,000 inhabitants, is a medium-sized city that is easy to get around. You can get to the school very easily from any of the host families, residences or hotels. The school is accessible by bus or tram, and the station is a 5-minute walk from our institute. But first, how do I get to Montpellier?

Smooth arrival
The first chapter of your adventure begins as soon as you book your flight to Montpellier.

Getting here by plane
The city has its own international airport: Montpellier Méditerranée.
. Flights organised by Air France, British Airways, KLM, Transavia, Easyjet, Ryanair, Hop, Volotea, Norwegian, Eurowings, Ural Airlines, Air Arabia, Aer Lingus ...
. Montpellier is 1 hour from Paris by plane from Orly or Roissy-CDG.
. A shuttle bus will take you from the airport to Montpellier city centre so that you can get to your accommodation and settle in.
. Montpellier St Roch train station is located in the city centre, 5 minutes' walk from the school,
. Montpellier Sud de France station is on the outskirts of the city, with shuttle buses to the city centre.
. Travel time from Montpellier: Paris Gare de Lyon - 3h15; Paris Roissy-CDG - 4h; Lyon - 1h50; Barcelona - 3h; Marseille - 1h30; Carcassonne - 1h30

To visit the Montpellier airport website, click HERE

You also have several other options to explore to get to Montpellier:
Nîmes-Garons airport website
Béziers airport website
Carcassonne airport website
Marseille airport website

Of course, you can also organise your trip with a connection in Paris, Barcelona or London!

Getting here by train
Montpellier has two train stations: Gare Montpellier Saint-Roch, located in the heart of the city, 200 metres from Place de la Comédie, and Gare Montpellier Sud de France, a TGV station on the outskirts of the city.

If you arrive at Gare Saint Roch, the four tramway lines as well as buses (lines 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16), taxis and car hire companies will take you to the various districts of Montpellier and its surrounding area.

If you arrive at Gare Sud de France, the new TGV station is a multimodal interchange. It is located in the heart of the future Cambacérès district ("innovation" area where companies/start-ups, higher education establishments, housing and natural areas will be located). A shuttle bus will take you to the tramway that runs to Montpellier city centre.

Work began in 2022, and by 2025 the tram will have reached Sud de France station, linking the 2 stations in less than 30 minutes.

Getting here by bus
Montpellier is linked to the whole of Europe: Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Liège, Florence, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bucharest and many other European cities! With Blablabus, Flixbus or Linebus, you can travel to our city for less.

Accent Français picks up students on arrival at Montpellier station or airport with a homestay. Host families pick up students free of charge on arrival and between 3pm and 10pm, included in the price of the stay. We can also organise taxi transfers from Montpellier or other airports (Marseille, Carcassonne, Nimes, Béziers, etc.).

Getting here by car
Montpellier, France's 7th-largest city, is 11km from the Mediterranean, around 3? hours' drive from Barcelona and 4 hours' drive from Italy, in the heart of the Occitanie region and close to Provence, and has it all. Montpellier is served by the A9/A709 and A75 motorways, Montpellier Méditerranée international airport is 8 km from the city centre and Montpellier Saint-Roch station is located in the heart of the city, 200 metres from Place de la Comédie.

Montpellier is a city where ecology and public health count. We have the largest pedestrian zone in Europe and traffic in the city is rather limited so that the use of public transport is favoured. Parking in the city centre is possible, but quite expensive. We recommend that you book with a local outside the centre, so that you can park easily and cheaply. Most hotels and residences have a car park or a partnership with a nearby car park.​​​​​​​

Immerse yourself in the Culture of the South
Montpellier, nestled in the sunny south of France, is much more than just a city. It's a jewel where culture, delicious food and passionate language meet. Our French courses don't stop in the classroom; they spill out into the cobbled streets, bustling markets and leafy parks.

Our language holidays immerse you in the everyday life of the people of the South. Imagine sipping a coffee on the Place de la Comédie, chatting to locals who will be delighted to share their love of the French language.

Let your adventure begin! Explore our website to find out more about our French courses, language holidays, and all that Montpellier has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and making your French language learning journey a magical and rewarding experience.

We hope to see you soon!

The Accent Français team

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