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There are 8 ways to get from Sicily to Marseille by plane, ferry, car, bus or train

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 from Trapani

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

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Fly from Catania

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

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Fly from Palermo

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Marseille (MRS)

Ferry, drive

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Marseille

Bus, ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines
  2. Take the ferry from Trapani to Nice
  3. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
  4. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
  5. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-Saint-Charles

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Bologna Autostazione
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Marseille

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station

Sicily to Marseille by train

The train journey time between Sicily and Marseille is around 33h 33m and covers a distance of around 2229 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 26m. The fastest train normally takes 31h 56m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Sicily to Marseille train service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Marseille-Saint-Charles. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
22h 6m
Layover time:
11h 26m
Total time:
33h 33m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
31h 56m
Train distance:
2229 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€236
Carbon emissions:
117 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:52
Last train departs at:
06:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Marseille train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Marseille is to fly which costs €30 - €140 and takes 5h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Sicily to Marseille is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs €30 - €140.

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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 Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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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-Saint-Charles via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 16m.

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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 bus and ferry and train which takes 26h 7m and costs €110 - €260.

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It takes approximately 9h 39m 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 9h 39m and costs €50 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €400 and takes 26h 16m, you could also bus, which costs €90 - €130 and takes 28h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 975.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 39m

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

Ryanair, Alba Star and Alitalia fly from Marsala to Marseille once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Marseille via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 26h 16m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €160
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €160
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Malta
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €160
Flights from Catania to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Palermo to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €170
Flights from Palermo to Marseille via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trapani to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €490
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
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 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€36 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
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
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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Segesta Autolinee S.p.A.
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Palermo Airport to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10
Website
Segesta Autolinee S.p.A.
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Marseille
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Marseille
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Trapani to Nice
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €180
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€70 - €90
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€130 - €180

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There is no direct flight from Trapani Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 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-Saint-Charles station.

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Alba Star, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Trapani Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 284+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Trapani Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs €23 - €28.

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