There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Marseille by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Marseille  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS

$33 - $177

5 alternative options

Fly to Nice, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nice (NCE) MAD - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station

$79 - $243

Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave

$140 - $200

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave

$146 - $203

Bus  •  17 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Marsella

$65 - $180

Drive  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Marseille 682.8 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Marseille is to fly which costs 28€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Marseille is to fly which costs 28€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Marseille is 817 km. The road distance is 1092.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Madrid to Marseille, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Marsella. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Marseille, France?

Iberia, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid to Marseille 4 times a day. Alternatively, Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Marseille once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $200 and the journey takes 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Nice - Airport to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Marsella
Ave. Duration
17 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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