How to get from London to Marseille

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from London to Marseille

You can get from London to Marseille by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Marseille on 15 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:15London Gatwick Airport2h00 20:15Marseille Provence Airport
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19:00London23h55 19:55Marseille, Rue Honnorat
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11:50London Gatwick Airport2h00 14:50Marseille Provence Airport
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20:00London Stansted Airport1h55 22:55Marseille Provence Airport
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09:30London22h50 09:20Marseille, Rue Honnorat
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Travel Information from London to Marseille

distanceDistance621 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £2 • 6 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £51 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or British Airways

Travel 621 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from London to Marseille. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £2. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or British Airways among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from London to Marseille.

General Information: Travelling from London to Marseille

If you want to visit Provence or the beautiful city of Marseille, you can choose between buses, trains and flights. The fastest option is to fly, but when you add in transfer times to and from the airport, catching a train is only a couple of hours slower. Buses present a cheaper alternative for those who aren't on a tight schedule.

Travelling from London to Marseille


Trains allow you to reach Marseille from London in just a few hours, thanks to the Channel Tunnel and France's TGV service. To reach Marseille, you'll need to take a Eurostar service to Paris, change to the Gare de Lyon and take an SNCF TGV to Marseille St. Charles. Services leave St Pancras every hour and the total journey time is around 7 hours. Trains start at 7:00 a.m. and continue to leave until midnight, allowing you to travel overnight.


Flixbus and National Express provide connections to Marseille from the British capital. Both services require a quick change, usually in Paris, and take between 20 and 24 hours to reach Marseille St. Charles Station. The earliest departure is at 9:30 a.m. and the last bus of the day leaves at 8:00 p.m. All buses leave from London Victoria Coach Station.


Flights to Marseille are provided by British Airways, Air France, Easyjet and Ryanair, with a total journey time of just 1 hour 55 minutes. Flights leave as early as 7:25 a.m., and the final service takes off at 8:15 p.m. Most flights leave from Heathrow, but there are some departures from Stansted and Gatwick. All of them arrive at Marseille Provence airport.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Marseille

Travel to Marseille easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Marseille.

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Marseille, France is: Fully open.

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Marseille if travelling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Marseille, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between London and Marseille.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from France?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from France?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Marseille.

There are 4 travel options from London to Marseille: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Marseille, which costs on average £2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Marseille:

A train is £57 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from London to Marseille costing on average £59.

A train is about £49 less than a flight, which costs on average £51 for this journey.

The fastest way from London to Marseille is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

Other travel options from London to Marseille can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 19 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 44 min   of travel time.

The London to Marseille distance is approximately 621 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Marseille is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Marseille from London as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Marseille:

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Marseille Provence Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Marseille-St-Charles.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Marseille, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Marseille by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Marseille for £59.
  • British Airways can get you to Marseille by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from London to Marseille for £51 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Marseille with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with.
  • You can book a direct flight with British Airways.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Marseille as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between London and Marseille.

Looking to extend your trip from London to Marseille? Many Omio customers who go from London to Marseille usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona or Nice. If you're looking to explore Paris, Barcelona or Nice from Marseille, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from London to Marseille, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £59 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £51 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £2 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Marseille tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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