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

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Train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$140 - $160

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Bus, train  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Avignon
  2. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles Lyon-Part-Dieu - Marseille-St-Charles / ...

$76 - $98

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 39m

  1. Drive from Basel to Marseille 451.2 miles

$95 - $140

Fly from Mulhouse  •  5h 17m

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

$84 - $238

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4h 27m

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

$90 - $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

$124 - $372

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Marseille is to bus and train which costs SFr 75 - SFr 100 and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Marseille is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 470 and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Basel and Marseille is 504 km. The road distance is 722 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 160.

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The train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles takes 5h 18m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Marseille is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Mulhouse Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 314.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Basel to Marseille 3 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $160 and the journey takes 5h 18m. Alternatively, Air France, Aigle Azur and two other airlines fly from Basel to Marseille hourly.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Paris Orly, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Constantine
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Oran
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $430
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Mulhouse to Marseille via Constantine, Algiers
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Avignon
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Marseille is 722 km. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from Basel to Marseille.

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Hop!, Air Algérie, Aigle Azur and Air France offer flights from Mulhouse Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1441+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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