Travel

Copyright Montpellier Chamber of Commerce

Location

Montpellier is at the centre of the Mediterranean arc, halfway between Italy and Spain.

By Air

The Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is the 9th French airport and the 1st airport in Languedoc Roussillon. Five regular airlines (Air France, Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia, Transavia) operate to and from it.

  • Paris Orly: 9 daily flights
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle: 4 daily flights
  • Lyon: 3 daily flights
  • Brussels, Frankfort, London Gatwick: 4 weekly flights
  • Madrid, London Stansted and Amsterdam: 3 weekly flights

Other options include

  • A flight to Marseille (150 kms from Montpellier), and then take a direct train from the airport or a rental car to Montpellier (1h30 drive by the motorway).
  • A flight to Gerona (180 Kms from Montpellier) or Barcelona (300 kms from Montpellier) airports in Spain, and then a rental car or a direct train to Montpellier.

Montpellier airport is at 10 kilometers from the centre of Montpellier (15 minutes drive), midway between the town and the sea. Taxis, car rental and a shuttle service (11 times/day) are available. The cost of a taxi is around 20 €, and the cost of the shuttle is around 5 €.

More information on Montpellier's airport

More information on Marseille-Provence international airport

By Train

Another way to come to Montpellier from Paris is to take the high-speed TGV train. 15 high speed trains are operating daily from downtown Paris (3h ½) and 4 daily direct high-speed trains from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (4 hours). The train station is located downtown Montpellier near the Corum and most of the hotels.

There are also direct trains to/from Barcelona, Geneva, Nice and Italy, Bordeaux, etc.

More information on SNCF trains

For more details, please contact the local travel agency for the conference:
Euromer: tel: +33 467 65 95 10 / email: voyages(at)euromer.net / Web: www.euromer.net.

For any other assistance, please email tdwg2009(at)agropolis.fr

  Last Modified: 15 March 2010