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There are 6 ways to get from Marseille to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 21m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Venice (VCE) MRS - VCE

90€ - 295€

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Bus  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Venice Mestre 1922

39€ - 47€

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Train via Lyon Airport (LYS)  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

143€ - 229€

Train  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

109€ - 246€

Bus via Nice Airport (NCE)  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from MARSEILLE - Gare St Charles - MARSEILLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE Ler 20
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Venezia Si

Drive  •  7h 22m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Venice 768.2 km

95€ - 140€

Marseille to Venice by train

The train journey time between Marseille and Venice is around 15h 8m and covers a distance of around 1002 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 29m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and Trenitalia Frecce, the Marseille to Venice train service departs from Marseille-Saint-Charles and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Venice is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 13h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Venice is to fly which costs 90€ - 300€ and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Venice. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Venezia via Stazione MESTRE FS C3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Venice. However, there are services departing from Marseille-Saint-Charles and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 33m.

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It is 601 km from Marseille to Venice. It is approximately 768.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Venice without a car is to train via Lyon Airport (LYS) which takes 10h 33m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Marseille to Venice, including transfers.

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Marseille to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Marseille station.

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Marseille to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Marseille-Saint-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Venice is to fly which takes 2h 21m and costs 90€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train via Lyon Airport (LYS), which costs 140€ - 230€ and takes 10h 33m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 13h 36m.

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  • Distance: 601.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

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

Volotea flies from Marseille to Venice 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Marseille to Venice via Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa in around 10h 33m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 65€
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€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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 Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
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 Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from MARSEILLE - Gare St Charles - MARSEILLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Zou! LER
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Venezia
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Marseille to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice Mestre station.

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Marseille to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Venice is 768 km. It takes approximately 7h 22m to drive from Marseille to Venice.

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Volotea offers flights from Marseille Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 1533+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs 60€ - 75€.

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