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

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Train  •  8h 13m

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

81€ - 148€

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Bus  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Marseille N728 / ...

19€ - 37€

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Bus via Gare Routière  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Aix-en-Provence 1922

32€ - 39€

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Milan to Marseille 514.8 km

60€ - 95€

Fly from Milan Linate  •  6h 23m

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

162€ - 267€

Train to Lyon, fly  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS

202€ - 335€

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  4h 38m

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

123€ - 335€

Milan to Marseille by train

The train journey time between Milan and Marseille is around 17h 53m and covers a distance of around 535 km. The fastest train normally takes 17h 53m. Operated by Thello, TGV inOui, SNCF and others, the Milan to Marseille train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Marseille St Charles. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Marseille train schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Marseille is to bus which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 9h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Marseille is to bus and fly which costs 120€ - 340€ and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Marseille. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Marseille via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 14m.

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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 Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

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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 which takes 8h 13m and costs 80€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m 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 Thello, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Marseille is to train which takes 8h 13m and costs 80€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 9h 14m, you could also fly, which costs 160€ - 270€ and takes 6h 23m.

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  • Distance: 386.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Marseille via Nice Ville in around 8h 13m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Marseille once daily. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 55m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 440€
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 460€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 440€
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
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 Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 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 Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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 Nice-Ville to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milan to Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m 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 TGV inOui, arrive at Marseille St Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Marseille is 515 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Milan to Marseille.

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KLM, Lufthansa, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1005+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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