There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Marseille by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Marseille  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Marseille (MRS) ATH - MRS

$91 - $344

6 alternative options

Fly to Nice, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Nice (NCE) ATH - NCE
  2. Take the train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles

$140 - $390

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  29 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles 482

$190 - $307

Train, bus and ferry  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Castelfranco Emilia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Saint-Charles

$238 - $348

Bus  •  42 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Marseille

$249 - $356

Bus, car ferry, train  •  46 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec

$216 - $506

Drive  •  25 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Marseille 1643.1 miles

$390 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Marseille is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Marseille is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Marseille via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 45 min.

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The distance between Athens and Marseille is 1652 km. The road distance is 2628.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Marseille without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 29 h 42 min and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Athens to Marseille, including transfers.

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Athens to Marseille bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Marseille is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 310€ and takes 42 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 1032.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Marseille, France?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Athens to Marseille every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Marseille via Sofia in around 42 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Athens to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Athens to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Athens to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Athens to Nice via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Antibes to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$24 - $35
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Castelfranco Emilia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Bologna
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Marseille
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Marseille
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
28 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$99 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$316 - $319
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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