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There are 8 ways to get from Marseille to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Rifredi Fb / ...

44€ - 103€

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Train via Nice  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale Ic
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re

47€ - 111€

Bus via Monsummano Terme  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Genova Barcelona - Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi Baltour

Bus  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria 523
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Piazzale Montelungo

55€ - 100€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Florence 621.4 km

75€ - 120€

Fly to Florence  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Florence (FLR) MRS - FLR

75€ - 371€

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bologna (BLQ) MRS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

66€ - 255€

Fly to Rome Ciampino, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) MRS - CIA
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

55€ - 173€

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Florence is to bus which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 13h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Florence is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Florence. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Porta A Prato via Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps and P.Za Italia,. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Florence. However, there are services departing from Marseille St Charles and arriving at Firenze Rifredi via Genova P.Za Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 21m.

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The distance between Marseille and Florence is 476 km. The road distance is 621.4 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Florence without a car is to train which takes 9h 21m and costs 40€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 9h 21m to get from Marseille to Florence, including transfers.

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Marseille to Florence bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Marseille station.

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Marseille to Florence train services, operated by Thello, depart from Marseille St Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Florence is to train which takes 9h 21m and costs 40€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus via Monsummano Terme, which costs and takes 10h 52m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 380€ and takes 6h 54m.

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  • Distance: 475.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 21m

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Marseille to Florence via Genova P.Za Principe in around 9h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Florence via Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps, MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi, and P.Za Italia, in around 10h 52m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Marseille to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Florence via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Thello
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 27€
Base Standard
35€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
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 Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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 40m
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 Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
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 Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Marseille to Genova
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Baltour
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Grouppo Stat

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Marseille to Florence bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi station.

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Marseille to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze Rifredi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Florence is 621 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Marseille to Florence.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 7700+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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