There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Marseille by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 56m

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

50€ - 75€

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Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Perpignan > Montpellier > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Milan / ...

16€ - 55€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Marseille 502.6 km

32€

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marseille 503.2 km

60€ - 90€

Fly  •  4h 10m

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

36€ - 157€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to bus which costs 16€ - 55€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station station and arriving at Marseille - St-Charles Bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Marseille St Charles. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 56m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Marseille is 339 km. The road distance is 503.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 4h 56m and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles takes 4h 56m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barcelona to Marseille bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Marseille train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to train which takes 4h 56m and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 55€ and takes 7h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 338.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 56m

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

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles once daily. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 4h 56m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 7h 5m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Nord - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Nord - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Marseille
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
32€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Barcelona to Marseille bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marseille - St-Charles Bus station.

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Barcelona to Marseille train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Marseille St Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Marseille is 503 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m 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 train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 2142+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 87€ 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 25 min and costs .

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