There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 4 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

$81 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Étienne to Valence 734
  2. Take the bus from Valence - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station Ouibus

$15 - $22

6 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

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

$19 - $35

Bus, train  •  5 h 38 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 to Marseille  •  3 h 47 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

Train, fly to Nice, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station

$79 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille is to train which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 3 h 4 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Saint-Étienne to Marseille, including transfers.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint-Étienne and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

More details

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 3 h 4 min.

More details

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 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint-Étienne to Marseille via Valence and Valence - Bus Station in around 4 h 8 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$15 - $75
Train operators
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
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
tgv.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
$31 - $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
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Valence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Valence - Bus Station to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Nice - Airport to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
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
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

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.