There are 8 ways to get from Paris 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 TGV  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv

$140 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station Ouibus / ...

$27 - $75

6 alternative options

Train SNCF  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Paris-Bercy to Villefranche-s-Saone
  2. Take the train from Villefranche-s-Saone to Vienne
  3. Take the train from Vienne to Marseille-St-Charles

$127 - $186

Rideshare  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Marseille 483.3 miles

$58

Drive  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Marseille 483.4 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Paris Orly to Marseille  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Marseille (MRS) ORY - MRS

$56 - $254

Fly Paris CDG to Marseille  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Marseille (MRS) CDG - MRS

$63 - $286

Fly Paris Orly to Nice, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nice (NCE) ORY - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station

$62 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Marseille is to bus which costs 23€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Marseille is to fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs 45€ - 220€.

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The distance between Paris and Marseille is 661 km. The road distance is 773 km.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille-St-Charles takes 3 h 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Center - Bercy and arriving at Marseille - St-Charles Bus station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Paris, France and Marseille, France?

TGV operates a train from Paris to Marseille hourly. Tickets cost $140 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to Marseille every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 10 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air Madagascar
Website
airmadagascar.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris-Bercy to Villefranche-s-Saone
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $150
Train from Villefranche-s-Saone to Vienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Vienne to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Bus operators
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 Paris City Center - Bercy to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 - $10
Website
Ouibus
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Marseille
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Marseille
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$58
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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