There are 6 ways to get from Caen 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  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Marseille (MRS) CFR - MRS

$103 - $556

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Paris - Orly-Sud Airport - P6 Carpark Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Orly Sud to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles N749

$49 - $88

4 alternative options

Train via Paris Gare de Lyon  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$181 - $216

Train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Le Mans Ic
  2. Take the train from Le Mans to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$209 - $241

Train, bus  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Marseille

$86 - $131

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Marseille 626.4 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Marseille is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Marseille is to fly which costs 85€ - 480€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via Paris, Orly Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Le Mans. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between Caen and Marseille is 789 km. The road distance is 1002.2 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 150€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Caen to Marseille, including transfers.

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Caen to Marseille bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Caen station.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 493.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Marseille, France?

Hop! and Volotea fly from Caen to Marseille 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Caen to Marseille via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Caen to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Caen to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Caen to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Le Mans to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Caen to Paris - Orly-Sud Airport - P6 Carpark
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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 Paris, Orly Sud to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Marseille
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
isilines.com

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