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There are 10 ways to get from Dover to Marseille by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car train, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Marseille St Charles Tgv

264€ - 574€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Marseille

61€ - 77€

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Car ferry, train via Lille  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres Ter
  3. Take the train from Lille-Flandres to Marseille-Saint-Charles Tgv

285€ - 515€

Car ferry, train  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres Ter
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Marseille St Charles Tgv

175€ - 265€

Eurotunnel, drive  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Marseille

265€ - 336€

Car ferry, drive  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk Dover to Dunkirk
  2. Drive from Dunkirk to Marseille

189€ - 314€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Marseille  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Marseille (MRS) LHR - MRS

171€ - 412€

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Marseille  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Marseille (MRS) STN - MRS

119€ - 178€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Marseille  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Marseille (MRS) LGW - MRS

173€ - 396€

Train to London City, fly to Nice, train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Nice (NCE) LCY - NCE
  3. Take the train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles

203€ - 464€

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Marseille is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £70 and takes 22h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Marseille is to train and bus and fly which costs £100 - £160 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Marseille via London and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Marseille St Charles via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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The distance between Dover and Marseille is 923 km.

The best way to get from Dover to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 8h 47m and costs £220 - £500.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Dover to Marseille, including transfers.

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Dover to Marseille bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover station.

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Dover to Marseille train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 922.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between Dover, England and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Dover to Marseille via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 8h 47m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from London City to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 50€
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille via Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
15€ - 50€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
40€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
35€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Lille Flandres to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
140€ - 170€
1st Class
160€ - 200€
Train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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 Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Rail 1st Class
21€ - 35€
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€
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 Lille-Flandres to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
250€ - 450€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Marseille
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Airport Bus Express
Ferry operators

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Dover to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marseille station.

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Marseille is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 12:29 PM in Dover and 1:29 PM in Marseille.

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

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British Airways, KLM and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 295+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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