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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Marseille St Charles

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Marseille

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Marseille

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Marseille

Fly from Paris Orly

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Marseille (MRS)

Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Marseille (MRS)

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Marseille is to bus which costs €21 - €45 and takes 10h.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Marseille is to fly. Taking this option will cost €45 - €210 and takes 3h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Marseille. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Marseille St Charles. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Paris and Marseille is 661 km. The road distance is 772.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €110 - €150.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Marseille St Charles takes 3h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Paris to Marseille train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Marseille is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €110 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €45 and takes 10h, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €210 and takes 3h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 660.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Marseille, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Marseille St Charles hourly. Tickets cost €110 - €150 and the journey takes 3h 18m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Marseille 5 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 10h. Blablabus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Marseille via Biarritz
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Train operators
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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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Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Marseille
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Marseille
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Marseille is 772 km. It takes approximately 7h 11m to drive from Paris to Marseille.

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Air Corsica and Air France offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Paris to Marseille train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Marseille bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 367+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Marseille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to night bus which takes 16 min and costs €2 - €11.

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