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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Marseille by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave

$70 - $100

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Marseille N728 / ...

$18 - $110

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Train SNCF  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Barcelona-Sants to Gare de Cerbère Barcelona-Sants - Cerbère
  2. Take the train from Gare de Cerbère to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles IV MARSEILLE / MONTPELLIER / NARBONNE / CERBERE Multi activités

$78 - $120

Rideshare  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Marseille 315.2 miles

$37

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marseille 315.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly from Barcelona  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Marseille (MRS) BCN - MRS

$33 - $181

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Marseille (MRS) TLS - MRS

$131 - $423

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to fly which costs 28€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord and arriving at Marseille. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Marseille is 339 km. The road distance is 504.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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The train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles takes 4 h 41 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Barcelona to Marseille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to Marseille train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 90€ and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 28€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 211.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France?

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Barcelona to Marseille 4 times a week. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Barcelona to Marseille 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Toulouse to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Toulouse to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Barcelona-Sants to Gare de Cerbère
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Cerbère to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Marseille
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
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 Barcelona to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Barcelona to Marseille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Marseille station.

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Barcelona to Marseille train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Marseille-St-Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Marseille is 505 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Barcelona to Marseille.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Marseille bus tickets online with Busbud, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1430+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Marseille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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