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

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Train  •  6h 26m

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

125€ - 187€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bern, Neufeld to Montreux 251
  2. Take the bus from Montreux to Avignon, Gare Routière 251
  3. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille St Charles Ter

65€ - 101€

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Bus  •  8h 28m

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

69€ - 105€

Drive  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Bern to Marseille 617.2 km

75€ - 120€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 12m

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

115€ - 232€

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6h 12m

  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

119€ - 367€

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  7h 40m

  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

172€ - 463€

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Marseille is to bus and train which costs SFr 65 - SFr 110 and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Marseille is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 250 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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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 26m.

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The distance between Bern and Marseille is 437 km. The road distance is 617.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Bern to Marseille, including transfers.

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Bern to Marseille bus services, operated by Iberocoach, 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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What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Bern to Marseille via Geneve in around 6h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Marseille via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 8h 28m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 490€
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 490€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
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€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
70€ - 100€
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
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 42m
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 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
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
20€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 24€
1st Class
32€ - 34€
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
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Book at
eurolines.ch
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, Lyon Perrache to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 25m
Frequency
4 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
Bus from Bern, Neufeld to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Montreux to Avignon, Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The best way to get from Bern to Marseille is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 120 and takes 8h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Marseille is 617 km. It takes approximately 5h 48m to drive from Bern to Marseille.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1951+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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