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There are 10 ways to get from Marseille to Greece by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Marseille to Athens  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

$92 - $344

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Fly Marseille to Heraklion  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Heraklion (HER) MRS - HER

$153 - $656

Fly Marseille to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Thessaloniki (SKG) MRS - SKG

$115 - $447

Train to Nice, fly to Athens  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Athens (ATH) NCE - ATH

$143 - $384

Train to Nice, fly to Thessaloniki  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Thessaloniki (SKG) NCE - SKG

$141 - $377

Thello, train, bus and ferry  •  30 h 42 min

  1. Take the Thello from Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna C.Le Rv
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$225 - $343

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  31 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Toulon
  2. Take the bus from Toulon to Bologna, Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$186 - $286

Bus Lasta  •  40 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$119 - $151

Bus Georg  •  41 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$255 - $353

Drive  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Athens 1645.8 miles

$390 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Greece is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 40 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Greece is to fly which costs 130€ - 600€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Greece. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 19 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Greece is 1467 km. The road distance is 2633.3 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Greece without a car is to Thello and train and bus and ferry which takes 30 h 42 min and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Marseille to Greece, including transfers.

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Marseille to Greece bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Marseille station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Greece is to fly which takes 6 h 7 min and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 40 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Marseille to Greece bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Greece.
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  • Distance: 917.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Marseille to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Athens via Beograd in around 40 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,900
Flights from Marseille to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Marseille to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Marseille to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Rhodes
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Toulon
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
thello.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Toulon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulon to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Marseille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Marseille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Marseille-St-Charles to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Marseille. It is currently 4:52 PM in Marseille and 5:52 PM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Greece is 2633 km. It takes approximately 25 h 36 min to drive from Marseille to Greece.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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