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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

How much does it cost to travel to Montpellier?

You should plan to spend around $127 (€118) per day on your vacation in Montpellier. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (€31) on meals
  • $28 (€26) on local transportation
  • $149 (€138) on hotels

A one week trip to Montpellier for two people costs, on average, $1,785 (€1,648). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Montpellier cost?

A one week trip to Montpellier usually costs around $892 (€824) for one person and $1,785 (€1,648) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Montpellier on average costs around $1,785 (€1,648) for one person and $3,570 (€3,295) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Montpellier will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Montpellier on average costs around $3,825 (€3,531) for one person and $7,650 (€7,062) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Montpellier has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Montpellier expensive to visit?

Prices in Montpellier are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Montpellier is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Connemara or Messina.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Montpellier Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Montpellier?

The average Montpellier trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Montpellier travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 138 ($149)
Local Transportation 1 26 ($28)
Food 2 31 ($33)
Entertainment 1 12 ($13)
Alcohol 2 7 - 22 ($8 - 24)
Accommodation Budget in Montpellier
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Montpellier is $74 (€69). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Montpellier is $149 (€138). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Montpellier

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Montpellier based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $78. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Montpellier
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Montpellier is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 (€26) per person, per day, on local transportation in Montpellier.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Montpellier
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Montpellier can vary, the average cost of food in Montpellier is $33 (€31) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Montpellier should cost around $13 (€12) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Montpellier is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Montpellier
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  • Entertainment and activities in Montpellier typically cost an average of $13 (€12) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Montpellier
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  • The average person spends about $16 (€15) on alcoholic beverages in Montpellier per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Montpellier
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  • On average, people spend $2.44 (€2.25) on bottled water in Montpellier per day. The public water in Montpellier is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2023
Montpellier On a Budget
Montpellier Montpelllier, France
Montpellier is the 8th largest city of France, and also has been the fastest growing city in the country over the past 25 years. Graceful and easy-going, Montpellier is a stylish metropolis with elegant buildings, grand hotels, private mansions, stately boulevards and shady backstreets, and gorgeous white-sand beaches on its doorstep. Unlike many southern towns, Montpellier has no Roman heritage. Instead it was founded in the 10th century by the counts of Toulouse and later became a prosperous trading port as well as a scholarly center - Europe's first medical school was established here in the 12th century. The population swelled in the 1960s when many French settlers left independent Algeria and relocated here, and it's now France's fastest-growing city and one of its most multicultural areas. Students make up over a third of the population, giving it a spirited vibe.
The city's cathedral is spectacular; gazing upwards at the awe-inspiring towers is an almost dizzying experience. The Cathedral St Pierre is Montpellier's most important Gothic building, situated right in the middle of the old town. This Roman Catholic church is free to visit and has beautiful glass windows lining the cross, a stunning organ built in wood and gold and a spectacular altar. It was founded in 1364 although it was only declared a cathedral in the 16th century.

The Promenade du Peyrou, also known as the Royal Square of Peyrou, designates the part of the city leading from the elegant Arc de Triomphe to the magnificent Ch√Ęteau d'eau. It is the work of Etienne Giral and his son Jean-Antoine, although the castle-like building with Corinthian pillars that stands on top of the romantic pond was designed by Henri Pitot in 1768. Behind it visitors will be able to observe one of Montpellier's Roman aqueducts, a wonderful work of art that is beautifully preserved to this day.

Jardin des Plantes, the city's very own botanical garden. Montpellier has a rich history as a medicinal city, and in the olden days many of the country's richest people would come down to Montpellier for its sea breeze and supposedly talented doctors. Nowadays the Jardin des Plantes is no longer used for medicinal purposes, but it still houses a vast array of plants, which are fascinating to explore. It is free to visit, so it is an ideal place for a relaxing morning stroll.
South-east of Place de la Comedie, the heart of the city, lies an example of French urban redevelopment. The neighborhood of Antigone comprises of flats, offices, hotels and shops, all created as part of a project in the late 1970s and originally the brainchild of Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill. Aimed at regenerating this district in Montpellier, it's worth heading out of the historic district of Montpellier for a closer look.

Often referred to as the Ecusson, the old walled town and historic district of Montpellier is a maze of narrow lanes, bordered by historic buildings, churches and courtyards. This is the perfect place to wander as traffic is restricted, and the neighborhood boasts a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants. Of the Old Town's former ramparts, only two of the original towers have survived.

Situated around the old town are the central districts of Montpellier. These include residential neighborhoods, such as Beaux-Arts and Boutonnet, Les Arceaux, Figuerolles and Rondelet. Modern apartment blocks mingle with large 19th-century houses. These districts of Montpellier are known for their lively multicultural atmosphere and are a good place to explore in search of markets, restaurants and bars that are off the beaten track.

To the north of Montpellier are the city's university and hospital districts. These neighborhoods are also home to many of the city's green spaces, including the Bois de Montmaurand, the Zoo de Lunaret and the Parc Agropolis.

The Place de la Comedie is the center of Montpellier, close to the city's main train station, easily accessible by tram and a perfect location from which to explore everything that Montpellier has to offer. The imposing building at one end of the square is the city's Opera, and there are also many cute French cafes and cinemas lining the sides. At another end there is a shopping mall with some exciting French stores, and in front lies the Esplanade, a beautiful green area where there is a relaxing pond. The winding streets that lead from the Place de la Comedie upwards are great for shopping. You could also take the tram to the beach or do a walking tour of the Old Town, which is one of the best ways to really get to know the charming city.

The Musee Fabre is the city's most important museum, housing some excellent works of art. It is located on the Esplanade, by the grand Place de la Comedie, so it is very easy to reach from all parts of the city. Visiting the museum is not a quick affair, since there are always several exhibitions and several floors with admirable paintings and stunning architecture. The museum has a free day every month, so if you're visiting Montpellier it would be worth it to find out what day it will be and take advantage and spend a wonderful cultural afternoon here.

Montpellier's Zoo is one of the city's best features. Nowadays it is rare to find such attractions for free, let alone one that is so big and exciting. The zoo has everything from giraffes to lions to colorful frogs, and the animals are divided by continents and areas. The only part that requires a ticket is the Amazonian Jungle.
Food and Dining
Montpellier has plenty to offer in terms of dining options. There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from, but here are a few ideas to get you started: Burger et Blanquette, which serves fresh salads and burgers, Le Petit Jardin, which has its own garden and great views of the cathedral and serves traditional French fare, and Saveurs et Sens, which serves French cuisine with a more modern twist.

The closest major airport is the Lyon airport, but Montpellier also has a regional airport that accepts domestic flights and some international flights from nearby countries. Montpellier is also accessible via the TGV high speed train. Montpellier has an excellent public transit system to get around the city as well including buses, a large tramway system, and a bike sharing program. Walking is also a great way to see much of the most visited areas.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.