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There are 9 ways to get from Sicily to Marseille by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car, night bus or ferry

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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Fly Catania to Marseille

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Marseille (MRS)

8 alternative options

Fly Catania to Nice, train

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Nice (NCE)
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles

Fly Palermo to Marseille, train

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Marseille (MRS)
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Marseille St Charles

Fly Trapani to Marseille

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Marseille (MRS)

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Nice Airport
  3. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Marseille

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Palermo to Livorno
  2. Drive from Livorno to Marseille

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Villa San Giovanni-Piazza Stazione
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovani to Antibes
  3. Take the train from Antibes to Marseille St Charles

Ferry, train

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Marseille is to fly and train which costs €40 - €200 and takes 6h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Sicily to Marseille is to fly and train which takes 6h 37m and costs €40 - €200.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Palermo Viale Lazio and arriving at Marseille via Florence and Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Milano Centrale and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 10m.

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The distance between Sicily and Marseille is 976 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 24h 10m and costs €140 - €350.

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It takes approximately 8h 58m to get from Sicily to Marseille, including transfers.

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Sicily to Marseille bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo Viale Lazio station.

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Sicily to Marseille train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Marseille is to fly which takes 8h 58m and costs €35 - €420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €350 and takes 24h 10m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 27h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 975.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 58m

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

Lufthansa, Ryanair and 10 other airlines fly from Catania to Marseille 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Marseille via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Milano Centrale, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 24h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €440
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €440
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Turin, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €600
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Florence, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €600
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Venice
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€20 - €600
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Vienna
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €600
Flights from Palermo to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €300
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Venice Treviso, Charleroi
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €750
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€60 - €750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€360 - €1900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Turin, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €750
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €400
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €25
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€21 - €25
1st Class
€14 - €17
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Antibes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Antibes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€25 - €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 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €24
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Antibes to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Villa San Giovanni-Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €45
Website
Itabus
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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

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easyJet, Twin Jet, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 307+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs €3 - €5.

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