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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Marseille by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Lyon  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Perrache Fr
  2. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Marseille St Charles 7811 / ...

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Bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Marseille 798 / ...

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Train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles Tgv / ...

Bus via Aéroport Marseille Provence  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport BlaBlaCar / ...

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Milan to Marseille 514.8 km

Fly Milan Linate to Marseille  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Marseille (MRS) LIN - MRS

Fly Milan Malpensa to Marseille  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Marseille (MRS) MXP - MRS

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Marseille  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bergamo
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Marseille (MRS) BGY - MRS

Fly Milan Linate to Geneva, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Marseille-Saint-Charles

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Marseille  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS

Milan to Marseille by train

The train journey time between Milan and Marseille is around 6h 59m and covers a distance of around 762 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Trenitalia, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Milan to Marseille train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Marseille St Charles. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Trains
6h 59m Average Duration
€65 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Marseille is to bus which costs €16 - €23 and takes 9h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Marseille is to fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 4h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Marseille. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Marseille via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Milan and Marseille is 387 km. The road distance is 514.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Marseille without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 6h 59m and costs €65 - €150.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Milan to Marseille, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Marseille train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Marseille is to train via Lyon which takes 6h 59m and costs €65 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €23 and takes 9h 49m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €180 and takes 6h 31m.

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  • Distance: 386.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Marseille via Lyon Perrache in around 6h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Marseille 5 times a day. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€220 - €550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€14 - €160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Train operators
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 Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
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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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 Perrache to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
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
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
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 Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Geneve to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€85 - €100
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 Genève to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
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 Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€85 - €120
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 Milan to Marseille
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Bergamo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
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 Milan to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Milan to Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano M1 to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Union Ivkoni
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Itabus

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Milan to Marseille train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Marseille St Charles station.

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