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There are 7 ways to get from Mestre to Marseille by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Marseille

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

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Bus via Padua Bus Station

  1. Take the bus from Padua Bus Station to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station

Fly to Nice, bus

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Nice (NCE)
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Marseille

Train via Lyon

  1. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles

Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Marseille

Drive

  1. Drive from Mestre to Marseille

Mestre to Marseille by train

The train journey time between Mestre and Marseille is around 10h 12m and covers a distance of around 1027 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 38m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia EuroCity, Trenitalia and others, the Mestre to Marseille train service departs from Venezia Mestre and arrives in Marseille St Charles. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
10h 12m Average Duration
€86 Cheapest Price
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International entry into France from Italy

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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Marseille is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Marseille is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Marseille is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

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Last updated: 14 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Mestre to Marseille is to bus via Padua Bus Station which costs €23 - €35 and takes 13h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Mestre to Marseille is to fly which costs €24 - €160 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice Mestre and arriving at Marseille. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mestre to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Venezia Mestre and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Milano Centrale and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 12m.

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The distance between Mestre and Marseille is 597 km. The road distance is 764.3 km.

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The best way to get from Mestre to Marseille without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 10h 12m and costs €85 - €270.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Mestre to Marseille, including transfers.

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

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Mestre to Marseille train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia Mestre station.

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The best way to get from Mestre to Marseille is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs €24 - €160. Alternatively, you can train via Lyon, which costs €85 - €270 and takes 10h 12m, you could also bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 12h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Mestre to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 597.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Ryanair, Volotea and two other airlines fly from Mestre to Marseille 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Mestre to Marseille via Milano Centrale and Lyon Part Dieu in around 10h 12m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €310
Flights from Venice to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Train operators
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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Venezia Mestre to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €40
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€55 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
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 Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Airport to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Marseille
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Nice - Airport T2 to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2 to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Padua Bus Station to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.barcelona
Bus from Nice Airport to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
Comuto Pro

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

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

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Mestre to Marseille train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Marseille St Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mestre to Marseille is 764 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m to drive from Mestre to Marseille.

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