There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Marseille by train, bus, 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  •  5 h 18 min

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

$140 - $160

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Fly Basel to Marseille  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Marseille (MRS) BSL - MRS

$59 - $278

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 15 min

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

$78 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Marseille 451.2 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille  •  4 h 28 min

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

$91 - $463

Train to Zurich, fly to Marseille  •  5 h 6 min

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

$118 - $374

Train to Lyon, fly to Marseille  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS

$164 - $438

Fly Basel to Nice, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  2. Take the train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles

$78 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Marseille is to bus and train which costs SFr 75 - SFr 100 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Marseille is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 450 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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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 5 h 18 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 160.

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

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Marseille is to train which takes 5 h 18 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 270 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Basel to Marseille train services, operated by 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: 5 h 18 min

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

TGV operates a train from Basel to Marseille twice a week. Tickets cost $140 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 18 min. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Air France and 14 other airlines fly from Basel to Marseille hourly.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Marseille via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
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
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Antibes to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Avignon
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Volotea and Hop! offer flights from Strasbourg Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1484+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $70 USD 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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