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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Marseille by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille  •  6 h 38 min

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

$92 - $555

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Marseille (MRS) SAW - MRS

$99 - $461

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Nice, train  •  9 h 38 min

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

$116 - $321

Bus Eurolines FR  •  35 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Razgrad
  3. Take the bus from Razgrad to Marseille

Bus Georg  •  40 h

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

$249 - $351

Bus Dary Commerce  •  42 h 50 min

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

$125 - $136

Drive  •  23 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Marseille 1547.7 miles

$330 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Marseille is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 2.700 ₺ and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Marseille is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 3.200 ₺ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Marseille via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Marseille is 1953 km. The road distance is 2476.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Marseille without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Istanbul to Marseille, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Marseille bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Marseille is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs 500 ₺ - 3.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Istanbul to Marseille bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Marseille station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 1220.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Tunisair and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Marseille every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Marseille via Otogar, Kotel, Kotel, and Razgrad in around 35 h 4 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Constantine
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
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 Antibes to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Kotel
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Kotel to Razgrad Municipality
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
razgrad.bg
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Razgrad to Marseille
Ave. Duration
24 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Marseille
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
28 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Marseille Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
34 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
dary.bg

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More Questions & Answers

Marseille is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:23 PM in Istanbul and 1:23 PM in Marseille.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Marseille is 2476 km. It takes approximately 23 h 52 min to drive from Istanbul to Marseille.

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Air Malta, Tunisair, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1441+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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