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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Marseille  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Marseille (MRS) OTP - MRS

$102 - $266

Cheapest option

Bus Tabita Tour  •  32 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Marseille

$80 - $100

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Fly to Nice, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Nice (NCE) OTP - NCE
  2. Take the train from Gare de Antibes to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles

$121 - $302

Bus Eurolines FR  •  26 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Marseille

$200 - $300

Bus, Thello  •  35 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti - Militari to Nice
  2. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Saint-Charles

$110 - $155

Train  •  35 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB Rj
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$373 - $544

Drive  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Marseille 1345.3 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Marseille is to bus which costs $80 - $100 and takes 32 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Marseille is to fly which costs $100 - $270 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucureşti and arriving at Marseille. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 32 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Brasov, Budapest-Keleti, Zürich HB and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 58 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Marseille is 1662 km. The road distance is 2152.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Marseille without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 18 min and costs $200 - $300.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Bucharest to Marseille, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Marseille bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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Bucharest to Marseille train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Marseille is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs $100 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $300 and takes 26 h 18 min, you could also train, which costs $370 - $550 and takes 35 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 1038.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Marseille, France?

Ryanair, Air France and two other airlines fly from Bucharest to Marseille 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Marseille via Ruse in around 26 h 18 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Nice via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Train operators
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 Gare de Antibes to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
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
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
thello.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Ruse to Marseille
Ave. Duration
23 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Marseille
Ave. Duration
32 h 24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti - Militari to Nice
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Bucharest to Marseille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Marseille station.

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Marseille is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 2:43 PM in Bucharest and 1:43 PM in Marseille.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Marseille is 2153 km. It takes approximately 22 h 21 min to drive from Bucharest to Marseille.

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Ryanair, Tarom, Brussels Airlines and Air France offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1459+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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