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There are 5 ways to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2h 7m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to La Verpilliere

92€ - 194€

Cheapest option

Bus via Marseille - St-Charles Bus station  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station Men>Nce>Xcn>Xrf>Avp>Xyl>Ory>Xpb / ...

21€ - 32€

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

102€ - 190€

Bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 799

25€ - 31€

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine 290 km

30€ - 50€

Marseille Airport (MRS) → Villefontaine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Villefontaine is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine is to bus via Marseille - St-Charles Bus station which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 200€ and takes 2h 7m.

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The distance between Marseille Airport (MRS) and Villefontaine is 242 km. The road distance is 290 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine without a car is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 2h 7m to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs 100€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus via Marseille - St-Charles Bus station, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine is 290 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine.

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Corsairfly and Air France offer flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Villefontaine. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Villefontaine.
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  • Distance: 241.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 7m

What companies run services between Marseille Airport (MRS), France and Villefontaine, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu every 2 hours. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 1h 29m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station twice daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 3h 50m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to La Verpilliere
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
Rail 1st Class
12€ - 17€
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to La Verpillière
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 28€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Aix En Provence Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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 Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
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 Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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