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Montpellier Airport - MPL


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Aeroport de Montpellier – Mediterranée
CS 10001
34137 Mauguio Cedex

Airport Code: MPL

Tel: 00 33 467 20 85 00

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Montpellier - MPL

Montpellier is the largest city in the Languedoc, capital of the Herault department and an important university centre. The central focus of the city is La Place de la Comedie, a large open square surrounded by restaurants and cafés. On one side is an art gallery and at one end a large covered shopping centre. The airport is 7km to the south-east of the city  and close to the Mediterranean coast. It is not unusual to see flamingoes from the plane as you land. 
The entire terminal building at Montpellier is a no-smoking area.

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Montpellier Airport Car Hire

There are six car hire companies at Montpellier Airport.  ADA at Montpellier airport; Avis at Montpellier Airport; National Citer at Montpellier Airport; Europcar at Montpellier Airport; Hertz at Montpellier airport and Sixt at Montpellier Airport.  They are located to the left as you exit the luggage reclaim area.  There can be long queues at the desks so, if possible, it’s a good idea for one person to go straight to the car hire desk and the others in the party to wait for the luggage.  Don’t forget to have the driving licences of all people wishing to drive the hire car. For the best deals on car hire you can get a free online quote for Montpellier Car Hire here

Montpellier Airport Arrivals

The Arrivals Hall and Departures Hall at Montpellier are at opposite ends of one large concourse so it easy to use any of the cafés and shops whether you are arriving or departing. There is not a lot of walking or steps involved and wheelchairs are available but have to be booked through your airline. As you leave baggage reclaim the Car Hire Companies are immediately to your left.

The toilets are just down some stairs to your left. Just outside is the taxi rank, the shuttle bus to the city centre and the car parks.  If you are meeting someone check out Montpellier airport arrivals to help time your journey.

Montpellier Airport Departures

The Departures Hall and Arrivals Hall are at opposite ends of the same concourse.  The check-in desks are at the back, ahead of you as you go in. 

After checking-in you proceed up the stairs or escalator in the middle of the concourse to go through security checks. Once in the departure lounge there is a bar and a shop selling duty-free goods.

Live departure information is provided at Montpellier Airport Departures Like to check-in on line but have no internet access whilst on holiday?  Most internet cafés charge 1 euro or less for half an hour.  In that time you can check-in your whole group.  Ryanair will charge you 10 euros per person for airport check-in.

Montpellier Airport Taxis

Montpellier airport Taxis are available from just outside arrivals.  Go through the exit doors and you will see them waiting outside. The journey time into the city is about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic.  

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Montpellier Airport Buses

You can get Montpellier airport buses bus from the terminal building into the city centre.  It is called the Aeroport Navette and leaves from just outside the arrivals door (straight ahead as you come from bagge reclaim)  Fares are about 5 euros one way.

Montpellier Airport Parking

When arriving at Montpellier Airport by car you will be either returning a hire car or using the public car parks. In either case you will find our guide to Montpellier airport parking invaluable.

Montpellier Airport Bars and Restaurants

Don't expect the range of eating and retail outlets which you would find at a UK airport - but there is no need to go hungry. Drinks and snacks are available at Montpellier airport restaurants before and after security.

Montpellier Airport Shops

Considering the size of the airport Montpellier Airport Shops are reasonably good but if you are looking for reading matter(apart from newspapers) it will be in french.

Montpellier Weather

The Herault department, of which Montpellier is the principal city, enjoys some of the best weather in France with, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year.  For an up-to-date look at the weather and a 10 day forecast see our up to the minute guide to Montpellier weather

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