There are 6 ways to get from Genoa to Marseille by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec

$55 - $90

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles 728 / ...

$15 - $95

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Nice
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$48 - $71

Rideshare  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Gênes to Marseille 249.5 miles

$29

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Genoa to Marseille 249.8 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Marseille (MRS) GOA - MRS

$57 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Marseille is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Marseille is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Marseille-Saint-Charles. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Marseille is 311 km. The road distance is 399.6 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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The train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles takes 5 h 38 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Genoa to Marseille train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Marseille is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 194.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Genoa to Marseille once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 5 h 38 min. Thello also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa to Marseille 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Marseille via Naples
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$55 - $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 Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Genoa to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Genova to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Gênes to Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Genoa Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Marseille is 400 km. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from Genoa to Marseille.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Genoa Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Marseille train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Genoa to Marseille bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 1484+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Genoa and Marseille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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