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Montpellier Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Montpellier Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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MPL Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Montpellier Airport.

What to Expect

montpellier airport guideMontpellier Airport (code: MPL) has a small terminal that’s been recently renovated and primarily handles European flights. Amenities are basic, with three eateries, a couple of small shops, and free WiFi. More dining options are near the terminal entrance, including a restaurant inside the adjacent hotel. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Montpellier Airport

This airport closes nightly, from 11:00 PM until 5:30 AM, so camping out here is impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel within walking distance also offers a free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Montpellier Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:30 AM – 11:00 PM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Montpellier Airport:

  • Aeroport Hotel – Located 500m from the terminal.    » Check Rates
  • ibis Budget Montpellier Aeroport Parc des Expos – a 10-minute walk from the airport.  » Check Rates
  • ibis Styles Montpellier Aeroport Parc Des Expos – a 10-minute walk from the airport.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Montpellier, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge you can enter by paying at the door.

  • Promeo Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, near Gates 16 and 17. Lounge Access: Pay at the door.

Related Pages: Montpellier Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

A reader tells us that a water bottle refill station is available on the airside, near gate 9. (June 2024)

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions. Still, you will find these options during flight operational hours: Trib’s Bar and Restaurant (Landside, Departures Hall and Airside, Boarding Lounge) • Bread & Co Bar/Snack  (Arrivals Hall) • Additional options are available at the Aeroport Hotel, a 5-minute walk from the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

FROM offers luggage wrapping and storage. Refused items from security can be left and recovered from FROM or have them sent to your requested address for a fee. Rates: Storage – 10 €/bag • Refused item storage – 1€/day for depositing and depending on the object’s weight for postal delivery. Hours: 4:30 AM – 9:00 PM (Daily).

Mobile Charging

At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers

Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Montpellier Airport. Connect to the “WIFI-by-MPL-AIRPORT” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Arrivals hall, next to the information desk.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free (Hours: opens one hour before the first departure and closes after the last flight) and a Relay convenience shop (Hours: 5:15 AM – 8:45 PM).

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to make your airport experience easier:
» Baby Changing Facilities – A nursery for breastfeeding and diaper changing is available in the Arrivals Hall and the 1st Floor, Departures Area, New Workspace. Several changing tables are available in both Men and Women’s bathrooms in the Departures Area.
» Children’s Area – A children’s playground is located in the departure lounge on the upper level.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance! Information can be provided in French, English, German, Spanish, and Arabic. Location: between the Departures and Arrivals Hall. Hours: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: between the Departures and Arrivals halls opposite the Information Desk.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Work Spaces – Comfortable seating and several workspaces are available in the Boarding area.

Airlines
Montpellier Airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Algérie • Air Arabia • Air France • Chalair • EasyJet • Flyr • KLM • Luxair • Norwegian • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • SAS • Transavia • Volotea.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Montpellier “Airport Shuttle” line 620 links the airport to the Tramway network via the “Place de l’Europe” Tramway stop. Connection is also available to Montpellier St Roch Railway Station via Tram 1 service from Place de l’Europe. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Montpellier Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available on-site, opposite Arrivals: Alamo/Enterprise/National • AutoRapido • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Firefly • Hertz • Interrent • Sixt • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal during airport hours of operation. Credit card payment is accepted with a minimum fare of 20 €.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.