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

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Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$175 - $222

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Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerna to Torino Marinobus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles 404

$42 - $139

5 alternative options

Train via Genève  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève 15
  2. Take the train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$181 - $261

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Marseille 452.8 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Zurich, fly to Marseille  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS

$108 - $342

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Marseille (MRS) SXB - MRS

$117 - $515

Train to Zurich, fly to Nice, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  3. Take the train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles

$127 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Marseille is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 140 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Marseille is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 330 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Lucerna and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Marseille is 476 km. The road distance is 724.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Lucerne to Marseille, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Marseille bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, depart from Lucerna station.

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Lucerne to Marseille train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Marseille is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 140 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 297.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Marseille via Basel SBB in around 7 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Marseille via Torino and Turin, Torino in around 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
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 - $75
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerna to Torino
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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 Lucerne to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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 Turin, Torino to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Turin to Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Lucerne to Marseille train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Marseille-St-Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Marseille is 724 km. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Lucerne to Marseille.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport.

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