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

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Train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants Ave

50€ - 75€

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Marsella to Barcelona Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Montpellier > Le Perthus - France > Le Perthus - Espagne > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station / ...

17€ - 60€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Marseille to Barcelone 503.2 km

29€

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Barcelona 506 km

55€ - 85€

Fly  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN

46€ - 190€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 29€ and takes 5h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marsella and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Marseille St Charles and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 31m.

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It is 339 km from Marseille to Barcelona. It is approximately 506 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants takes 4h 31m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Marseille to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Marseille St Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Barcelona is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 60€ and takes 8h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 338.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

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

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 4h 31m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Marsella to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 8h 30m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Marsella to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
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 Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Marseille to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Marseille to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€
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blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Marseille to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Barcelona is 506 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Marseille to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Marseille to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Marseille to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Marseille and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs 2€ - 9€.

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