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There are 9 ways to get from Bologna 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  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec

$90 - $135

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles N482 / ...

$40 - $130

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Train, Thello  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe Reg
  2. Take the Thello from Genova Piazza Principe to Saint-Charles

$71 - $118

Bus Eurolines IT  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre to Aix-en-Provence Gare Routière

$63 - $85

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Marseille 423.2 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Bologna to Marseille  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Marseille (MRS) BLQ - MRS

$97 - $317

Train to Venice, fly to Marseille  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Marseille (MRS) VCE - MRS

$58 - $257

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Marseille  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Porta Garibaldi
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Marseille (MRS) MXP - MRS

$105 - $319

Fly Bologna to Nice, train  •  9 h 15 min

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

$126 - $353

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Marseille is to bus which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Marseille is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Marseille-Saint-Charles via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Marseille is 495 km. The road distance is 677 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 9 h 28 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to get from Bologna to Marseille, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to Marseille train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Marseille is to train which takes 9 h 28 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 9 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 309.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 28 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Bologna to Marseille via Milano Centrale in around 9 h 28 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Marseille twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min. Eurolines FR also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $370
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.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
Trenitalia

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 Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
thello.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bologna to Marseille
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Bologna to Marseille train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Marseille-Saint-Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Marseille is 677 km. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from Bologna to Marseille.

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Alitalia, Iberia, Tunisair and seven other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1442+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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