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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Marseille by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Marseille

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Marseille

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marseille

Fly to Marseille

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

Fly to Nice, bus

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE)
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Marseille

Barcelona to Marseille by train

7 Weekly Trains
4h 50m Average Duration
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International entry into France from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Marseille is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Marseille is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Marseille is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to bus which costs €16 - €55 and takes 7h.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Marseille is to fly. Taking this option will cost €27 - €140 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Marseille. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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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 50m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Marseille is 339 km. The road distance is 506.2 km.

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

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles takes 4h 50m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barcelona to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona 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 50m and costs €50 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €55 and takes 7h, you could also fly, which costs €27 - €140 and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 338.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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 50m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Marseille 5 times a day. Tickets cost €25 - €31 and the journey takes 7h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €180
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Nice - Airport T2 to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Marsella
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
alsa.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2 to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 FlixBus, arrive at Marseille 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 506 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Barcelona to Marseille.

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Volotea, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines offer 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 FlixBus, Omio and Busbud.

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There are 367+ 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 bus which takes 20 min and costs €2 - €6.

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