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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.

Where to Sleep

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

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Montpellier Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel located at the airport:

  • Aeroport Hotel – (5 minute walk from the terminal) This is the only hotel on the airport premises. Free shuttle is available from 5:30AM – 10:00PM, upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Brit Hotel Montpellier Parc des Expos – (7 minutes from the terminal) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Montpellier Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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. The connection lasts for 30 minutes but just simply login again to continue using the WiFi. 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 help you get through the airport 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.
» Trib’s Bar and Restaurant can be found in the Departures Hall (Landside) and in the Boarding Lounge (Airside). Both locations open one hour before the first flight (two hours before international flights) and close after the last flight.
» In the Arrivals Hall you can enjoy a cocktail or a meal at La Terrasse. Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM (Bar area) and 11:00AM – 3:00PM (Brasserie area). Note: only opened Monday – Friday.
» 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 – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM – 11:00PM.


Montpellier airport is served by the following airlines: Aer LingusAir AlgérieAir ArabiaAir FranceBritish Airways • Chalair • EasyJet • Eurowings • HOP! • KLM • Norwegian • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • SAS • Transavia • TUI Fly • Ural Airlines • Volotea.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Montpellier “Airport Shuttle” line 120 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.


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: 2021-10-20

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.