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    Car Hire at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station - Gateway to the Côte d'Azur

    Gare Montpellier Sud de France is a modern TGV railway station conveniently located on the main thoroughfare connecting the popular cities of Nîmes and Montpellier in the south of France. Built to an innovative 'elevated station-bridge' design, it is situated close to the ZAC development zone and shopping precinct known as Odysseum a few kilometers from both Montpellier Airport and the city centre.

    Notable for its stylish glass and pleated concrete, Montpellier Sud de France Train Station was designed by French architect Marc Mimram and constructed by the François Fondeville Group. Its inauguration in the middle of 2018 immediately reduced the duration of the journey between Montpellier and Paris Gare de Lyon to just three hours, whilst at the same time linking the city directly with Barcelona and Madrid in neighbouring Spain.

    Located a short drive from the coast, Montpellier is the third-largest city on France's long Mediterranean shoreline after Marseille and Nice. Scenically laid out on two hills in close proximity to the famed French Riviera, this once sleepy port city is today a vibrant place with dozens of first-rate attractions and a lively year-round entertainment programme which includes the world-renowned contemporary dance festival every summer.

    One of the best ways to combine a visit to the city with a tour of the surrounding areas (including some of Europe's most famous vineyards) is with a car hire from Montpellier Sud de France Train Station. Having your own vehicle will also give you quick access to some of the Côte d'Azur's best beaches, as well as the fascinating cities of Perpignan, Toulouse and even Monaco.

    Auto Europe provides its many regular customers with the highest quality car rental services in Montpellier and elsewhere in the sunny south of France. Check out the user ratings and comments posted on our Montpellier car hire reviews page before confirming your reservation for added peace of mind.

    You can book online in a few easy steps through our search engine or call our rental specialists on +44123322511 and they will be more tna happy to find you the cheapest deal. For tips on getting around the country by car, please consult our France Driving Guide for lots of useful information about local age restrictions, driving distances, road rules, motorway tolls, etc.

    Station Information

    Opened on the 7th of July 2018, Montpellier Sud de France Train Station is a high-speed rail transportation hub with four platforms and six tracks. Covering an area of more than 6,500 square-metres, it caters for regular long-distance TGV services and regional trains from within France and key stations across the border, including Brussels-South, Lyon-Part-Dieu, Luxembourg, Toulouse-Matabiau, Nantes, Lille (both Europe and Flandres), Perpignan and Béziers. It is one of two busy train stations in the city, in addition to Montpellier Saint Roch Train Station, a busy public transportation hub located in the centre just 200 metres from Place de la Comédie.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station

    Many global suppliers (including Europcar and Sixt) offer car hire at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station and have their offices right next door to the main exit, with the vehicle collection point in the adjacant car park. Before you arrive to pick-up your car, please make sure you have all the necessary deocuments ready in order to make the process as quick as possible, including your passport, credit card, driving licence, etc.

    Europcar Car Hire at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station Europcar at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station
    1521 Rue de la Fontaine
    Montpellier, France 34000

    +33 490 516753
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 10am-12.30pm/1-4.30pm and Thu 10am-noon/1-5pm (closed Sat & Sun)
    Sixt Car Hire at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station Sixt at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station
    1521 Rue Fontaine Banquiere
    Montpellier, France 34000

    +33 820 00 74 98
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 10am-8pm (Sun 12.30-8pm)

    Station facilities

    Montpellier Sud de France Train Station is a well-designed, state-of-the-art TGV railway station in one of France's most popular tourist regions (the French Riviera), which means that passengers can expect a wide selection of on-site facilities whether they are arriving or departing. High-speed Wi-fi Internet access is available throughout the premises, as well as more than 150 power sockets for travellers looking to charge their mobile devices on the move. There's assistance for disabled passengers and a large waiting area with self-service refreshments in the station hall. Additionally, there's a multi-services area with toilets, a nursery, games room for children, etc. in one section of the station, as well as a photo booth and a piano in the main hall for anyone in the mood to play a tune for their fellow travellers!

    How to get to and from Montpellier Sud de France Train Station

    Being a new station on the edge of the city, visitors will have no trouble at all picking up or dropping off their car rental Montpellier Sud de France Train Station. Road access is best using the A709 and taking exit 29 at Montpellier Est, which connects the station with the city centre. A shuttle bus service is provided by local public transport company TAM every 15 minutes during peak hours. Route 120 links with Montpellier Airport in about 10 minutes, while Route 106 connects the station with the beaches of Carnon, La Grande-Motte, Le Grau-du-Roi and Aigües-Mortes. Furthermore, there's a round-the-clock taxi rank just outside the main station building.

    Parking tips

    Despite the city centre now being a designated low emissions zone with restricted access, travellers who choose to rent a car at Montpellier Sud de France Train Station and park it in the city will find plenty of on-street parking, off-street car parks and reservable spaces available. There are several large car parks located near the city's top tourist areas, including Parking Indigo and Parking de la Comédie, so you can leave your vehicle there and explore Montpellier on foot at a reasonable cost. Another popular option for parking in and around the inner city are the many the P+Tram car parks, which is the best choice for parking cheaply (and safely) and travelling in and out of the city by tram or bus.

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