22nd SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium | 20-22 September 2016

Getting there

By air

Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is the 11th French airport and the 1st airport in Languedoc Roussillon. Six regular airlines (Air France, Alitalia, Air Arabia, Ryanair, Easyjet, Volotea) operate to and from it. 
The airport is at 10 kilometers from Montpellier center (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 25€, and the cost of the shuttle is 1.60€ (intermodal ticket with city bus/tramway included: 2.60€). 

By train

High-speed train (TGV): 15 direct high speed trains are operating daily from downtown Paris (3h ½) and 5 daily direct high-speed trains from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (4 hours). The train station is located downtown Montpellier and most of the hotels. There are also direct trains to Barcelona, Geneva, Nice and Italy, Bordeaux, etc. 

By road

Montpellier is linked to Paris by the A9 and A75 Motorways (around 700 km). It is also linked to Italy, Spain, Switzerland. 

Local Transportation 

Tramway & buses

You can buy tickets at the automatic distributors available at each tramway station. To buy passes, go to TAM office, next to railway station. Fares are:
  • One-way fare: 1.50€
  • 1-day pass: 4€
  • 7-day: 15.60€ 
  • 10 ride pass: 10€ 
Tickets can be bought in the automatic distributors available at each tramway station.

The tramway “ligne 1”, decorated in blue with white swallows, connects the northern part of the city with the odysseum terminal on the southeast side. The “ligne 2”, decorated in a flower-power theme, goes from east to west. The colorful “ligne 3”, designed by the famous fashion designer Christian Lacroix, goes from west to east, arriving near the seaside at Perols. From there, you can rent a bike or take a short walk (around 20 minutes) to get to the beach. The golden “ligne 4”, also designed by Christian Lacroix, serves only downtown. Some 30 bus lines are connected to the tramway lines to offer a comprehensive network that will transport you around Montpellier.

Vélomagg' bicycle service 

To take full advantage of our beautiful weather and gentle environment, stop by one of the city's numerous bike stations and pick up a bike to ride around. You'll feel truly free meandering through town and along 150 km of bicycle paths. The Vélomagg' service offers bicycles just the way you want them: available and inexpensive.
For your riding pleasure, 50 automatic bike stations with over 2,000 bicycles are available in Montpellier and Agglomération area. Service is open 24/24, 7/7. 
All you need is personal identification and you can rent a bicycle to ride the streets of the city and outlying area. You can buy tickets at the Esplanade bike station (next to Montpellier Tourist Office).
Find more information about the Velomagg.


  • Tram Taxi: +33 4 67 58 10 10 
  • Blue Taxi: +33 4 67 03 20 00 
  • Radio du Midi Taxi: +33 4 67 10 00 00
  • Languedoc Taxi: +33 4 67 10 03 04
  • 2000 Taxi: +33 4 67 04 00 60 
Also available upon call, or at the railway station, or the Comedie station.
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