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Travel Information

Montpellier is easily accessible by train or plane, and the Odysseum shopping center (where Planet Ocean is located) is directly linked to the city center by tramway. Odysseum is also close to the “Sud de France” train station (15 min. walk).

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Getting to France

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Montpellier Airport offers many scheduled nonstop flights to most European cities and some overseas destinations. Other airports in France, including those that may be serviced by European low-cost airlines, are Marseille (~150 km East of Montpellier), Beziers and Nîmes (~50 km East and west of Montpellier) international airports.

Link here.

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Visas

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A successful registration for the symposium does not guarantee entrance to France. Participants from some countries may require a visa to travel to France. Please refer to the French Embassy or Consulate of your choice to check whether you need a visa and to know the details of the application procedure. A list of countries with visa requirements and information on where visas are to be issued can be found here.

 

Due to the time required for visa processing and issuing, those wishing to attend the conference should submit their visa application as early as possible, and at least 15 working days before departure from the country of origin. Conference organizers do not provide personal assistance to the visa process for participants. In case your visa procedure requires a formal invitation letter, please contact the organizers at maylis.labonne@ird.fr.

Getting to Montpellier

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There are several options for reaching the city center of Montpellier or getting to Odysseum. Please note that all prices indicated below are estimates, please check directly with the provider for confirmed costs.

From Montpellier airport to the city center

The most economical way to transfer between Montpellier airport and the city center is by public transport. 

Take the airport shuttle "Navette Aéroport" line 620 (red bus, stop between Hall 1 and Hall 2, tickets directly on board). Get off at "Place de l'Europe". To reach your destination, take the tramway. Lines 1 and 4 both serve the stop.

 

Airport shuttle: every 30 minutes from 8:30 to 20:30 and (8:00 to 20:00, City-airport)

Travel duration :approx. 25 minutes

Price : Single Shuttle ticket: €2 

Single ticket Shuttle + Tramway: €3 

Tickets are on sale on board the shuttle

Montpellier tramway and bus lines map:

https://cartographie.tam-voyages.com/?m=1&sm=ligne#12/43.6100/3.8699

Tramway

To reach Odysseum, Planet Ocean or the Holiday Inn Express from Montpellier city center

 

BY TRAMWAY

Line 1, direction "Odysseum", stop at "Place de France" station. Link here.

 

BY BUS

Line 9, stop at “Place de France” station. Link here.

 

BY CAR

Take the A709 freeway, exit 29 towards "Millénaire", then follow "Odysseum".Free parking for the first 2 hours is available around the site.

 

Getting to Montpellier Airport from the city center

Take tramway line N°1 towards "Odysseum".

Get off at "Place de l'Europe".

Take the airport shuttle "Navette Aéroport" line 620.

 

Taxis or UBER 

TaxiTender

Méditerranée Airport Taxis Association, Phone:+33 4 30 96 60 60

Price:€28-35 (day-night)

Travel duration: 25-40 minutes

Planet Ocean Montpellier

Odysseum, Allée Ulysse, 34000 Montpellier, France

https://www.planetoceanworld.fr/en/

 

Holiday Inn Express Montpellier - Odysseum

60 Avenue Nina Simone, 34000 Montpellier, France

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/montpellier/moppl/hoteldetail

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