IATA Code: MPL
ICAO Code: LFMT
Number of passengers: ~ 2.000.000
Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, also known under the name of Fréjorgues Airport is situated in the south of France, 7km east of Montpellier. Apart from being a commercial airport, it also serves as the centre for French civil aviation university. It is the country’s 10th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. Each year, MPL airport serves about 2 million passengers, and that number has been steadily increasing since the early 2000s.
Montpellier Airport airlines
Montpellier Airport is known as an important French hub for low-cost airlines. Therefore, some of the better known affordable airlines have scheduled flights from and to the airport. Below is the list of all airlines which offer commercial flights to MPL airport:
- Air Algérie
- Air Arabia
- Air France
- Air France Hop
- Chalair Aviation
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Royal Air Maroc
- Scandinavian Airlines
- TUI fly Belgium
Montpellier Airport facilities
The airport offers several amenities to passengers in a layover or simply waiting for the flight. Here is the list of some of the services offered by MPL Airport:
- Duty-Free Shops
- Wi-Fi Service
- Caffe Bars
- Fast Food
- Airport Hotel
- Car Rental Services
How to get from Montpellier Airport to Montpellier
The bus which takes you directly to and from the airport is called Navette Aéroport. The get on/get off stop is at Place de l’Europe east of the city centre. The bus stop at Montpellier Airport is on your left outside the terminal.
- Line 120 runs every 60 min.
- The journey takes 15 min.
- A single ticket costs 1,60€.
- Check out the airport shuttle schedule.
NOTE: If you wish to go to the city center from the Place de l’Europe stop, you can either walk for 10 min or take tram line 1 towards Mosson. The fourth stop is the main railway station Gare Saint-Roch and the fifth one is the city centre Comédie. Onboard the Airport Shuttle you can buy a combined ticket for bus and tram for 2,60€.
If you want to reach the airport via train, take line 1 from Montpellier St Roch Railway Station (direction Odysseum).
- Get off at Place de l’Europe Tramway Station.
- From there, take the airport shuttle (line 120).
Follow the same steps as for the train.
To avoid the crowd on public transport, you can take a taxi for a fare of 26€ to reach the city center. You can book your taxi online.
If you don’t like using public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you at the airport and take you to your hotel or wherever you need to go. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat if you’re travelling with a child.
Renting a car at Montpellier airport
For those of you who would like to reach the city and explore the area on your own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. There are several car rental companies there, such as Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Autorapido and few others. Save time and book your car online.
Renting a bus at Montpellier airport
We recommend renting a bus at the airport for larger groups of passengers. However, it is better to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to inform you of the meeting point and all other information.
FAQ – Montpellier airport
No, Montpellier is well-connected to the city, so you will probably catch the shuttle or one of the trains or trams. However, in case you don’t, you can always take one of the taxis waiting for you in the Arrivals area of the airport.
Yes, you can stay at Aeroport Hotel located only 1km from the airport, or Hotel Balladins Montpellier a bit further away (1.9km). They offer full service, nice accommodation and free Wi-Fi.
Yes, the airport is close to the city of Montpellier so you can reach it in 15 min. The cheapest way to do so is to take the airport shuttle which departs once an hour (every 60 min). But another option is to take a taxi which will cost you about 25€ per way.
Yes, you can exchange money at all terminals and there are even two banks there: BBVA and Caja Madrid at T1 and T4.
From the airport no, but after you reach the city centre you can visit many cities in the area. Check out the following routes: Montpellier to Nantes, Montpellier to Toulouse, Montpellier to Cannes, Montpellier to Marseilles or simply choose your own destination on GetByBus.