Getting to and around Montpellier is easy with flights into the Montpellier Méditerranée Airport, TGV or AVE service into the main Montpellier St. Roch train station or buses into the central depot. Well connected by highway, if you are driving, you may want to park at one of the tramway stations since parking in town is a bit tricky. In addition to the tramway system, the compact city is very pedestrian friendly, particularly through the narrow alleys of the Écusson old town. For more information, visit the Tam Montpellier page, which includes transportation information in real time.
If you plan on getting out of town, a car rental is a good idea with standard rental companies represented at the airport, the central train station and in-town agencies. Keep in mind though that parking is rather hard in the city and that you may want to take advantage of the car parks at tram stations.
A self-serve Vélomagg service is available throughout the city with over 50 automated stations, accessible with a membership card or an access code. Vélomagg also provides secure bike lots at tramway stations and city center lots for personal bikes, accessible with the TaM card. During the summer, there is also a special beach bike service from the Pilou station near Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone.
The four-line modern tram system connect 84 stations along 35 miles (56 km) of rails and operates daily from 4:30 am to 1:30 am weekdays and until 2:30 am weekends, intersecting at Gare St. Roch, Rives du Lez and Corum. Single tickets cost €1.40 and one-day passes €3.80, available from the automated machines at most tram stops or newsstands. The most used line is Line 1, connecting to the city center at Antigone and the city center.
Montpellier is served by a comprehensive bus system connected to the tram system and use the same tickets, which may be purchased at the tram stops or directly from the bus driver. Tickets costs €1.40 and are valid for transfers within the hour of validation. A 24-hour ticket is also available for €3.80.
Taxis are available but can be fairly expensive. There are a number of call services for car hires. Note that fares on Sunday and at night can increase up to 50%.