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There are 9 ways to get from Southampton to Marseille by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train 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  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$246 - $449

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Bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station

$54 - $78

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles

$120 - $188

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Marseille

$151 - $294

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Marseille

$341 - $425

Fly from Southampton  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Marseille (MRS) SOU - MRS

$93 - $330

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Marseille (MRS) LHR - MRS

$125 - $349

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Marseille (MRS) LGW - MRS

$85 - $273

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Marseille (MRS) STN - MRS

$86 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Marseille is to bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 24 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Marseille is to train and fly which costs £65 - £210 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Marseille is 618 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Marseille without a car is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs £180 - £350.

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from Southampton to Marseille, including transfers.

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Southampton to Marseille bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Marseille is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs £180 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 24 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £260 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Marseille bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Marseille - St-Charles Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 617.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 1 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Marseille, France?

You can take a train from Southampton to Marseille via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Marseille via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 24 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Southampton to Marseille via Rennes
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Marseille via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
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 Lille to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Marseille is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 7:21 PM in Southampton and 8:21 PM in Marseille.

Aer Lingus, Air France, Hop! and two other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1459+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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