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

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Fly  •  4 h 31 min

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

$33 - $177

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Train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Figueres Vilafant Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Figueres-Vilafant Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic

$146 - $207

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes Tgv
  3. Take the train from Nîmes to Marseille-St-Charles Ic

$145 - $200

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

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Figueres-Vilafant Station and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 38 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 9 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Madrid to Marseille, including transfers.

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Madrid to Marseille bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Marseille train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Marseille is to fly which takes 4 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Madrid to Marseille bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marsella station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 510.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

Iberia, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Marseille 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Marseille via Figueres Vilafant, Figueres-Vilafant Station, Montpellier St. Roch Station, and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 9 h 38 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
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
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Figueres-Vilafant Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Nîmes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
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
3 times a day
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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Madrid to Marseille train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Marseille-St-Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Marseille is 1092 km. It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to drive from Madrid to Marseille.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1474+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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