Train Lyon → Montpellier
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Lyon and Montpellier
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Travel inspiration in Lyon and Montpellier
Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy
Proud of its history – Lyon was once the capital of the Gauls – the city offers an original trip back in time and through cultures. Gastronomy, culture, fêtes, nature, silk, light... you name it! Lyon has it! Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. The most appealing event of the city is the Festival of Lights, which takes place during four nights in December.
Montpellier, a pioneer of ecological urbanism
Montpellier is one of the most important cities of France in terms of population. It is located in southern France, in the very heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon region and about 12 kilometres away from the Mediterranean Sea. Montpellier is a fast expanding city, and it is one of best places to experience the art de vivre of the southern region of France. This makes Montpellier an ideal holiday destination as well as a renowned student city.
Montpellier is a pilot city for ecological urbanism in France. Discover its wide pedestrian area and blue decorated tramways. You’ll be amazed to learn that its trams are designed by artists including Garouste, Bonetti and Christian Lacroix. Montpellier can also be visited by using the bike along the brand new bike path that follows the Lez River. The bike is also great to visit vineyards or to go to the beach.
Reviews & ratings Lyon - Montpellier
Trains were clean and tidy. Ran on time and smoothly.
It is the best mode of travelling in France. Travelled both in First and Second class, a comfortable ride. Use TGV trains for time saving and local TER trains for money saving.
Not enough room/space for luggage from the airport. Trying to carry the luggage up the spiral staircase was difficult and dangerous.
It was nice experience..from Lyon to Montpellier. The return train was bit late though.
Very easy to buy our tickets on line. The train was on time departing and arriving and there was plenty of room for stowing our suitcases. Seats were comfortable and the ride very smooth. Would recommend the TGV to others as a fast and efficient form of transport
Train is a comfortable way of travelling in France. It's not the cheapest though, but the convenience of leaving from city centre and arriving to Montpellier city centre is definitely worthwhile. Also, I enjoyed the punctuality and the leg room on the seats.
The actual train trip was fine. However, we noticed delays on our route the day before we travelled. Our train was first posted as being 10 minutes late, then 40 minutes, then an official went round saying that a train was coming and passengers should get their tickets stamped if it was not the train they had booked on, but it was not clear which train it was. Also, there was little information in English. There was rather a crush to get on the train, but after that we found our reserved seats and had no further problems.
My trip with the TGV was very comfortable, quiet and easy.
good but having problems getting return journey ticket sent to australian address now trying to get e- ticket
The train at Strasbourg delayed from plan around half an hour and made everything confuse and over plan but after we took the train and was arriving at Lyon, two staffs were waiting passengers who missed the next train at platform and they gave us new ticket and schedule to Montpellier.
easy and simple.