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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Marseille by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly from Edinburgh  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Marseille (MRS) EDI - MRS

60€ - 216€

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Bus  •  33h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles

55€ - 87€

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Marseille (MRS) GLA - MRS

94€ - 152€

Train via Paris  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  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

279€ - 927€

Train  •  12h 52m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Marseille St Charles Tgv

272€ - 954€

Train, bus  •  30h 29m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Marseille

235€ - 669€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 53m

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

346€ - 441€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 9m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Marseille

206€ - 348€

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Marseille is to bus which costs £45 - £80 and takes 33h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Marseille is to fly which costs £50 - £200 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Marseille St Charles via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Marseille is 1534 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Marseille without a car is to train via Paris which takes 11h 53m and costs £250 - £850.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Edinburgh to Marseille, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Marseille train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Marseille is to fly which takes 5h 39m and costs £50 - £200. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs £250 - £850 and takes 11h 53m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £80 and takes 33h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 1534.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Marseille, France?

Ryanair, Air Leisure and five other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Marseille 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Marseille via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 11h 53m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 950€
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
27€ - 35€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
55€ - 80€
Anytime Day Single
190€ - 270€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
300€ - 430€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
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 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Lille Europe to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
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
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Marseille
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Edinburgh to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
National Express
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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Marseille is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:35 PM in Edinburgh and 11:35 PM in Marseille.

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

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Ryanair, Air Leisure, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 2006+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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