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There are 9 ways to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train via Paris  •  6h 42m

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

229€ - 499€

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  18h 54m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Marseille N769

54€ - 67€

7 alternative options

Train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Marseille-Saint-Charles Tgv

233€ - 498€

Bus, train  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille-Flandres to Marseille-Saint-Charles Tgv

262€ - 465€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 34m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles

275€ - 350€

Drive, car ferry  •  13h 27m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles

199€ - 340€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Marseille (MRS) LHR - MRS

125€ - 367€

Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Marseille (MRS) STN - MRS

89€ - 126€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Marseille (MRS) LGW - MRS

121€ - 326€

London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles by trains

The train journey time between London and Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is around 9h 30m and covers a distance of around 1202 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 56m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien and TGV inOui, the London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Marseille St Charles. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 30m
Fastest train time:
5h 56m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
229€
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:01
Last train departs at:
16:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £45 - £60 and takes 18h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is to fly which costs £100 - £320 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Marseille via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 42m.

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The distance between London and Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is 1001 km.

The best way to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles without a car is to train via Paris which takes 6h 42m and costs £190 - £430.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles, including transfers.

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London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is to train via Paris which takes 6h 42m and costs £190 - £430. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £100 - £320 and takes 4h 34m.

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Map of how to get from London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles.
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  • Distance: 1001.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between London, England and Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 6h 42m. Alternatively, British Airways, Air France and KLM fly from London Paddington to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles 4 times a day.

Airlines
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€
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€
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€
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€
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 150€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
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 Marne La Vallee Chessy to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
190€ - 350€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Bus operators
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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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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London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marseille station.

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Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 9:59 PM in London and 10:59 PM in Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles.

London to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles 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 294+ hotels available in Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £35.

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