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

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Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Marseille (MRS) BIQ - MRS

75€ - 221€

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Bus  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao 783
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles N1155

48€ - 103€

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Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Marseille (MRS) BIO - MRS

102€ - 624€

Bus, train via Toulouse  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Santander, Santander to Hendaye 783
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Toulouse Matabiau
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Marseille St Charles

98€ - 196€

Train  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles Ave

119€ - 172€

Bus, train  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao 783
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Miramas
  3. Take the train from Miramas to Marseille St Charles Ter

81€ - 125€

Drive  •  8h 53m

  1. Drive from Santander to Marseille 941.9 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Marseille is to bus which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 14h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Marseille is to bus and fly which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 7h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via Bilbao, Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Chamartin and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 40m.

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The distance between Santander and Marseille is 742 km. The road distance is 941.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Marseille without a car is to bus and train via Toulouse which takes 13h 27m and costs 95€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7h 1m to get from Santander to Marseille, including transfers.

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Santander to Marseille bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Marseille train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Marseille is to train which takes 13h 40m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 14h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 742.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 1m

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Santander to Marseille via Madrid-Chamartin, Chamartin, Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 13h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to Marseille via Bilbao and Bilbao, Bilbao in around 14h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Hendaye to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
Rail 1st Class
65€ - 95€
Train from Miramas to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 22€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Marsella
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santander, Santander to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Santander, Santander to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Miramas
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Marseille
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
iberocoach.com

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

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Santander to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Marseille is 942 km. It takes approximately 8h 53m to drive from Santander to Marseille.

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Volotea and Air France offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 2038+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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