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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Marseille by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Marseille  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Marseille (MRS) IST - MRS

120€ - 330€

Cheapest option

Bus via Sofia  •  40h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Marseille

75€ - 179€

3 alternative options

Fly to Nice, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Nice (NCE) IST - NCE
  2. Take the train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles

181€ - 303€

Bus  •  42h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Marseille Saint-Charles

96€ - 99€

Drive  •  23h 21m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Marseille 2467.2 km

270€ - 400€

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International entry into France from Turkey

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Conditions of entry into France from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and United Kingdom
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Cyprus, Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and United Kingdom

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No, entry into France from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Marseille is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Marseille is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Marseille is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from France.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Marseille is to bus, which costs 830 ₺ - 870 ₺ and takes 42h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Marseille is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 4h 39m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Marseille is 1953 km. The road distance is 2467.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Marseille without a car is to bus via Sofia which takes 40h 12m and costs 650 ₺ - 1.600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Istanbul to Marseille, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Marseille is to fly which takes 4h 39m and costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Sofia, which costs 650 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 40h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Marseille is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:31 AM in Istanbul and 8:31 AM in Marseille.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Marseille is 2467 km. It takes approximately 23h 21m to drive from Istanbul to Marseille.

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KLM, Lufthansa, Air Algérie and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 1952.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Marseille, France?

Turkish Airlines, Air Algérie and three other airlines fly from Istanbul to Marseille twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Marseille via Otogar, Istanbul, and Sofia in around 40h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul to Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 290€
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Constantine
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
140€ - 180€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
307€ - 310€
Train operators
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 Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
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 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€
Bus operators
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Marseille
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 250€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Marseille
Ave. Duration
29h 9m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
28h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Yubim
Burgas Bus
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Marseille Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
87€
Schedules at
dary.bg

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