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There are 8 ways to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki 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 from Marseille  •  8 h 33 min

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

$115 - $447

7 alternative options

Train to Nice, fly  •  11 h 7 min

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

$141 - $377

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$243 - $367

Thello, train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 6 min

  1. Take the Thello from Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Thessaloniki

$244 - $361

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Bologna 482
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$193 - $351

Bus Dary Commerce  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille Saint-Charles to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki

$119 - $121

Bus Georg  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$236 - $299

Drive  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Thessaloniki 1351.2 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs 103€ - 106€ and takes 34 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs 95€ - 390€ and takes 8 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Thessaloniki via Autostazione and Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 22 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Thessaloniki is 1478 km. The road distance is 2162 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 25 h 24 min and costs 210€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Marseille to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Marseille station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 8 h 33 min and costs 95€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 200€ - 260€ and takes 36 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Marseille to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Portokalidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 923.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Marseille to Thessaloniki every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Thessaloniki via Sofia and Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof in around 36 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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 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 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 Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
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
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
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.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 Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Marseille Saint-Charles to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$96
Schedules at
dary.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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 Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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Thessaloniki is 1 h ahead of Marseille. It is currently 10:27 AM in Marseille and 11:27 AM in Thessaloniki.

Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Thessaloniki is 2162 km. It takes approximately 20 h 59 min to drive from Marseille to Thessaloniki.

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Eurowings, KLM, Transavia Holland and six other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 916+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 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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