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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$61 - $97

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Étienne to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles 734

$19 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Avignon - Gare Routière
  2. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles

$41 - $57

Rideshare  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Étienne to Marseille 207.4 miles

$22 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Marseille 207.5 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS

$93 - $363

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint-Étienne and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Étienne to Marseille. However, there are services departing from St Etienne Châteaucreux and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Saint-Étienne and Marseille is 250 km. The road distance is 332 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille, including transfers.

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Saint-Étienne to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Saint-Étienne station.

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Saint-Étienne to Marseille train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Etienne Châteaucreux station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Saint-Étienne to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles station.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Saint-Étienne, France and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Saint-Étienne to Marseille via Lyon Part Dieu in around 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saint-Étienne to Marseille 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Etienne to Avignon - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Étienne to Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Saint-Étienne to Marseille train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Marseille-St-Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Étienne to Marseille is 332 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Saint-Étienne to Marseille.

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Hop! offers flights from Lyon Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Saint-Étienne to Marseille train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Saint-Étienne to Marseille bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1474+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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