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

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Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Marseille St Charles Tgv

19€ - 179€

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Bus  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles N719 / ...

33€ - 56€

Bus, train  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Avignon
  2. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille St Charles Ter

53€ - 109€

Drive  •  6h 40m

  1. Drive from Basel to Marseille 722.2 km

85€ - 130€

Fly from Mulhouse  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Marseille (MRS) MLH - MRS

151€ - 292€

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Marseille (MRS) SXB - MRS

86€ - 462€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS

112€ - 251€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Marseille is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 10h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Marseille is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 500 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Basel and Marseille is 504 km. The road distance is 722.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 20 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Basel to Marseille, including transfers.

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Basel to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel, Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Marseille train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Marseille is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 20 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 10h 48m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 320 and takes 5h 38m.

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  • Distance: 503.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Marseille, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Mulhouse Ville to Marseille St Charles 3 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 150€ and the journey takes 4h 40m. Luxembourg Railways (CFL) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Marseille via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 10h 48m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 380€
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 380€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 850€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Avignon Centre to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Rail 1st Class
25€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
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 Lyon, Perrache to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Avignon
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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There is no direct flight from Mulhouse Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Basel to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles station.

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Basel to Marseille train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Marseille St Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Marseille is 722 km. It takes approximately 6h 40m to drive from Basel to Marseille.

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Air Algérie and Air France offer flights from Mulhouse Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Basel to Marseille bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2038+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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