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

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Bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Savona 404
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

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Train  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Carmagnola Re

€88 - €167

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Train via Lyon Airport (LYS)  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€118 - €145

Bus via Nice Airport (NCE)  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from MARSEILLE - Gare St Charles - MARSEILLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Ferber to Savona
  3. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Alba 456.2 km

€55 - €85

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€103 - €197

Fly to Lyon, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€182 - €330

Marseille to Alba by bus and walk

The journey time between Marseille and Alba is around 12h and covers a distance of around 443 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h. Operated by FlixBus and AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l., the Marseille to Alba service departs from Marseille and arrives in Alba - Autostazione. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h
Fastest journey time:
12h
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:10
Last service departs at:
08:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Marseille to Alba bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Alba is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Alba is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Alba. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Alba - Autostazione via Savona - Piazza Del Popolo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Alba. However, there are services departing from Marseille-Saint-Charles and arriving at Alba via Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 18m.

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The distance between Marseille and Alba is 263 km. The road distance is 456.2 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Alba without a car is to bus which takes 7h 58m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Marseille to Alba, including transfers.

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Marseille to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Marseille station.

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Marseille to Alba train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Marseille-Saint-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Alba is to bus which takes 7h 58m and costs . Alternatively, you can train via Lyon Airport (LYS), which costs €110 - €150 and takes 8h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Alba.
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  • Distance: 263.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 58m

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Marseille to Alba via Savona and Savona - Piazza Del Popolo in around 7h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Marseille to Alba via Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa in around 8h 18m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €280
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€16 - €230
Air Senegal
Website
flyairsenegal.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €270
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€180 - €340
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
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 Marseille St Charles to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Trenitalia

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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Ventimiglia to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €29
Train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Bus operators
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 to Savona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from MARSEILLE - Gare St Charles - MARSEILLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Zou! LER

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Marseille to Alba bus services, operated by AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l., arrive at Alba - Autostazione station.

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Marseille to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Alba is 456 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Marseille to Alba.

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Twin Jet and Air France offer flights from Marseille Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs €60 - €75.

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