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    Car Hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station - Exploring Southern France

    Situated very near the historic centre of Montpellier, this busy railway station is a major transport hub not just for the city but for the rest of the South of France. Due to its convenient location, it is a popular destination for travellers arriving on regular services from Paris and several international routes from Italy and Spain. One of the principal transport hubs of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, it is named after Saint Roch, a native of the city born in the 14th century.

    Built in 1844, Montperllier Saint Roch Train Station boasts an impressive neo-classical façade and the whole complex is now a protected building due to its architectural value and heritage. Its impressive main hall spans the entire length of the station and its concourse is considered a great example of contemporary station architecture, most notably its expansive, light-filled concourse leading through to the main platforms.

    Known as the Sunshine City, Montpellier is perfectly place in in the heart of the Hérault are of southern France, just a few kilometres (a 10-minute drive) from the sea. With mild weather most of the year, this very special Mediterranean city has many key tourist attractions, such as Saint Pierre Cathedral founded in 1364 and the Fabre Museum, an absolute must for art lovers visiting the city.

    With a car hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station you'll have the best of both world; after seeing all the city's main sights you can enjoy the many wonders of the French Riviera before heading into the interior to tour some of France's most famous vineyards. There are day-trip options galore from the centre of Montpellier, including the beautifu town of Béziers to the south-west of the city and the Camargue Regional Nature Park a short drive to the east.

    Founded in 1954, Auto Europe is one of the world’s leading car rental companies collaborating with all the main global and locally-run car hire companies in Montpellier and dozens ot other top destinations in France. Book online now through our high-tech booking engine or contact our rental specialists on +441233225114 and they will be happy to find you the best deal.

    Please consult our France Driving Guide for advice on local age restrictions, driving distances, road rules, motorway tolls, etc. before arriving to pick up your car. For added peace of mind, why not check out the ratings and comments posted by some of our previous customers in the city on our Montpellier car hire reviews page.

    Station Information

    Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station is located right in the city centre, just 200 metres (a two-minute walk) from the Place de la Comédie, one of Montpellier's main tourist areas. From there, you can reach all the city's main sights and attractions by using the two local tramway lines, as well as by bus or taxi. The station building comprises a listed front-face and a passenger building laid out on three levels. Due to its convenient position in the south of France on the lines from Paris and Spain, many international trains stop in Montpellier, making it a very busy transportation hub in the hot summer months. Montpellier receives regular passenger trains from several major French cities, including Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Perpignan, Lille, Dijon, Toulouse and Bordeaux, with international routes arriving from Barcelona and Madrid in neighbouring Spain. Montperllier Saint Roch Train Station is the perfect transport complement to the city's other railway facility - Gare de Montpellier Sud de France - which opened with great pomp and ceremony in 2018.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station

    Many of the world's leading car rental companies such as Avis have their offices conveniently located inside Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station on Level 1. The main car hire pick-up point is located adjacent to the station in the car park on Rue Catalan. Don't forget to have all the necessary documents ready (including your passport, driving licence, booking voucher, etc.) in order to make the collection process as quick as possible when you arrive to collect your car rental at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station.

    Avis Car Hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station Avis at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station
    Gare SNCF
    Montpellier, France 34000

    +33 820611640
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sun 12.30-6pm (closed Sat)
    Hertz Car Hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station Hertz at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station
    Gare SNCF
    Montpellier, France 34000

    +33 467068790
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-noon/12.30-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm/2-6pm and Sun 11am-1.30pm/2-6pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station Sixt at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station
    Rue du Grand Saint Jean
    Montpellier, France 34000

    +33 820007498
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat & Sun noon-6pm

    Station facilities

    Despite its relatively small size, Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station is well equipped with a few shops, bars, restaurants and cafés inside, along with some sizeable waiting and seating areas. The station is also blessed with a fast Wi-fi Internet service (free of charge) and on the upper level there's a zone where passengers can charge their mobile devices and check their e-mails, etc. Furthermore, the station is only a ten- to fifteen-minute walk from Montpellier's city centre where a large number of shops and various eateries can be found.

    How to get to and from Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station

    Located in Place Auguste Gilbert, right in the centre of the city, travellers find that they never have any trouble picking up and dropping off their car hire at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station. There's an easy connection between the station and Montpellier Airport using trams 1 or 4 which intersect just outside the Centre-Ville exit. The station is also accessible by various other modes of transport, including buses and taxis as well as on foot. Montpellier Saint Roch is just 180 yards (200 metres) from Place de la Comedie, one of the city's largest and most popular public squares. TGV, TER and InterCity trains operate regular services to this station, many of which arrive from Lyon, Narbonne, Paris, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona and many other key cities in France and its neighbouring countries. The main taxi rank is located at the station's exit on Rue Du Grand Saint Jean.

    Parking tips

    A large portion of Montpellier’s centre is a pedestrianised area and not accessible to vehicles except at certain times of the day. Therefore, if you decide to rent a car at Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station, it's best to leave it in one of the inner city's many car parks and use public transport (preferably the tram) to see the main tourist sights. The local transport network is operated by TAM (Transportation for the Urban Area of Montpellier), including the trams and buses.

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