There are 5 ways to get from Marseille to Monaco by train, bus or car

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Train via Nice Ville  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv

$47 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Nice, Nice 798 / ...

$22 - $44

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Monaco-Monte-Carlo Tgv / ...

$35 - $60

Bus Lignes Express  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille - Gare Saint-Charles to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban 20 / ...

$22 - $53

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Monaco 138 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Monaco is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Monaco is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Monaco. However, there are services departing from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles and arriving at Monaco Place dArmes via Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Monaco-Monte-Carlo. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Monaco is 171 km. The road distance is 220.9 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Monaco without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Marseille to Monaco, including transfers.

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Marseille to Monaco bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles station.

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Marseille to Monaco train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Monaco is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Marseille to Monaco bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice, Nice station.

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Marseille to Monaco train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Monaco.
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  • Distance: 107 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Monaco?

SNCF operates a train from Marseille to Monaco every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 41 min. TGV also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Lignes Express operates a bus from Marseille to Monaco 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

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 Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Monaco-Monte-Carlo
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Monaco Monte Carlo
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Marseille - Gare Saint-Charles to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
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.

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 Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Marseille to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Schedules at
isilines.com

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