General remarks

  • Non-european travelers best get Euros out of the cash machine at the airport on arrival. Currency change offices are rare and France still operates for a large part on cash.
  • The bus drivers don’t take cards and don’t always carry enough change for paper money payments. Buy yourself a coffee at the airport to get some change.
  • Use the toilet at the airport since you might not get another chance along the way
  • Pronounce ‘Ganges’ in a french nasal way, not like the Indian river ;-)

from Montpellier Airport

Find the Navette (= shuttle bus, every 30 minutes), outside the airport
buy a ‘bus-et-tram’ ticket from the driver in the navette (€2,60) to Occitanie
get off at Place de L’Europe
cross the road (but not the tram rails)
get in Tram 1 (blue tram with white birds), direction MOSSON (every 10 minutes)
get off at Occitanie

at Occitanie, cross the tramlines and find the stop for ligne 608 (direction Le Vigan) towards the far right
pay the driver €1,60
verify with him you’re in the right bus to Ganges
get off at the stop MAIRIE
the ride to Ganges is approx 1 hour

Occitanie is a tram/bus hub. There is no shop, café or toilet!
The trip from the airport to Occitanie will take you about 40 minutes

from Montpellier train station (St. Roch)

from Montpellier train Station, Gare St Roch
in front of the exit of the station walk to the street lined with high palm trees
on the right side of this street you find the stop for
Tram 1 (blue tram with white birds), direction MOSSON (every 10 minutes)
get off at Occitanie

cross the tramlines and find the stop for ligne 608 (direction Le Vigan) towards the far right
pay the driver €1,60
verify with him you’re in the right bus to Ganges
get off at the stop MAIRIE
the ride to Ganges is approx 1 hour

Occitanie is a tram/bus hub. There is no shop, bar or toilet!
The trip from the airport to Occitanie will take you about 40 minutes

From Montpellier center

You can make your way from the center of Montpellier to the tram/bus hub called Occitanie, by hopping on tram line 1 (blue with white birds) direction Mosson (get off at the stop Occitanie). These trams come every 10 minutes.

at Occitanie cross the tramlines and find the stop for ligne 608 (direction Le Vigan) towards the far right
pay the driver €1,60
verify with him you’re in the right bus to Ganges
get off at the stop MAIRIE
the ride to Ganges is approx 1 hour

from Nimes Airport

From Nimes Airport
Navette (=shuttle bus) to the Train Station Gare Routiere
leaves 10 minutes after a plane landed
Pay the driver €6,80 in cash

At Nimes train station (Gare Routiere) cross the road, at the far end to the left of the row of stops, you’ll find the
bus stop D40, direction LE VIGAN
buy a ticket from the driver, €1,60 in cash (and verify with him you’re in the bus to Ganges)
get off at Ganges, MAIRIE
the ride from the station to Ganges takes about 1:15 minutes

if you have time to kill, walk through the train station towards the city center, have a coffee anywhere around the Roman Arena

from Nimes train station (Gare Routiere)

From Nimes train station
At Nimes train station (Gare Routiere) leave the station at the back side, at the far end to the right of the row of bus-stops (platform 13 or 14), you’ll find the
bus stop D40, direction LE VIGAN
buy a ticket from the driver €1,60 in cash (and verify with him you’re in the bus to Ganges)
get off at Ganges, MAIRIE
the ride from the station to Ganges takes about 1:15 minutes

if you have time to kill, walk through the train station , direction centre ville = front side, towards the city center, have a coffee anywhere around the Roman Arena

from Marseille airport

Exit the airport and walk to the area between T1 and T2 to find the stop for the
Navette (= shuttle bus) to Marseille train station, Gare St. Charles (every 10 minutes)
ticket is €10, in cash
ride takes about 25 minutes from Marseille airport to Marseille station (but can take up to 50 minutes at high traffic times)

At the Marseille train station buy a ticket to Nimes, Gare Routiere (€20 / €30, journey to Nimes takes 1,5hours to 2 hours)
At Nimes train station (Gare Routiere) cross the road, at the far end to the left of the row of stops, you’ll find the
bus stop D40, direction LE VIGAN
buy a ticket from the driver €1,60 in cash (and verify with him you’re in the bus to Ganges)
get off at Ganges, MAIRIE
the bus ride from the train station in Nimes to Ganges takes about 1:15 minutes