The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Marseille to Paris will cost around £ 147 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 141.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Marseille for Paris every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 661 km distance in an average of 3h 38m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 21m .
The slowest train will take 4h 9m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 30 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£59|
|Trains depart from:||Marseille|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
With at least 14 daily direct services between Marseille and Paris and a journey time of just three hours travelling between the two cities is stress-free. There are also a further six or more departures that involve a transfer en route and slightly longer journey times of up to four hours. Trains depart from Gare Marseille-St-Charles and arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon.
Trains to Paris from Marseille are operated by either TGV inOui or SNCF TGV, two of France's national rail providers. TGV trains are high-speed intercity services. All inOui trains have free wifi access while this is available on newer TGV rolling stock. All trains have comfortable seating, luggage space and onboard catering.
Direct trains from Marseille to Paris take approximately three hours to complete the journey while connecting routes take up to four hours depending on the transfer time at Gare Lyon Part Dieu.
There are up to 20 daily train departures from Marseille to Paris, 14 of which are direct. A similar timetable operates seven days a week although the first and last trains depart slightly later on Sundays. Trains start departing from Marseille in the early morning with services continuing until mid-evening.
Departure station:All trains depart from Marseille-St-Charles. The station is located in an impressive building that overlooks the city centre. Walking to the city centre from the station takes around 20 minutes. The station is served by Metro Line 1 and local buses as well as taxis. Station facilities include car parking, wifi, left luggage lockers, shops and cafes.
Arrival station:All trains to Paris from Marseille arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon, the third busiest station in France. The station is recognised as a Parisian landmark and linked to the city by taxis and local buses as well as by Metro and RER Express trains. Facilities at Paris Gare de Lyon include left luggage lockers, wifi, shops, coffee shops, bars and the celebrated Train Bleu Restaurant.