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There are 10 ways to get from Bern to Marseille by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Marseille St Charles Tgv

122€ - 183€

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Bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Grenoble N1157 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Marseille 739

35€ - 42€

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Bus via Lyon  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Valence - Centre > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Antibes > Nice - Airport / ...

69€ - 96€

Drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Drive from Bern to Marseille 616.8 km

65€ - 100€

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille  •  5h 55m

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

150€ - 511€

Train to Geneva, fly to Marseille  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Marseille (MRS) GVA - MRS

157€ - 297€

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Marseille  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS

196€ - 355€

Train to Zurich, fly to Marseille  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS

155€ - 315€

Train to Zurich, fly to Nice, train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  3. Take the train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles

153€ - 372€

Train to Geneva, fly to Nice, train  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE
  3. Take the train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles

140€ - 374€

Bern to Marseille by train

The train journey time between Bern and Marseille is around 5h 49m and covers a distance of around 632 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 49m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui, the Bern to Marseille train service departs from Bern and arrives in Marseille St Charles. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bern to Marseille train schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Marseille is 1 metre.

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The cost-effective way to get from Bern to Marseille is to bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Marseille is to train and fly which costs SFr 170 - SFr 350 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Marseille station. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Marseille - St-Charles Bus station via Lyon - Perrache Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 25m.

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The distance between Bern and Marseille is 437 km. The road distance is 616.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Bern to Marseille, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Marseille train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Marseille is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 110 and takes 9h 16m.

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  • Distance: 437.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 25m

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

You can take a train from Bern to Marseille via Geneve in around 6h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Marseille via Lyon and Lyon - Perrache Bus Station in around 9h 16m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
17€ - 250€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
85€ - 100€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
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 Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
23€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bern to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon Perrache to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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