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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, primarily handling European flights. Amenities are basic, with three eateries, a couple small shops, and free WiFi. More dining options are located 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 11:00PM until 5:30AM, so camping out here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel in walking distance also offers free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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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 Hotels

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

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

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

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Montpellier, search 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 that 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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

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

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

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 departures lounge upper level.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions, but 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.

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

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 weight of the object for postal delivery. Hours: 4:30AM – 9:00PM (Daily).

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

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

Showers – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM – 11:00PM.

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 “Place de l’Europe” Tramway stop. Connection 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 onsite, 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: 2022-08-18

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.