How to get from Lyon to Marseille

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from Lyon to Marseille

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

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To get from Lyon to Marseille on 25 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:35Lyon, Gare Perrache4h30 21:05Marseille, Rue Honnorat
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16:35Lyon, Gare Perrache4h30 21:05Marseille, Rue Honnorat
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09:06Lyon Part Dieu1h40 10:46Marseille-St-Charles
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07:10Lyon, Gare Perrache4h30 11:40Marseille, Rue Honnorat
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11:36Lyon Part Dieu1h47 13:23Marseille-St-Charles
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Travel Information to Marseille from Lyon

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £211
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £211 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, HOP! Or SNCF | TER

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 171 miles (275 km) to Marseille from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, HOP! Or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lyon to Marseille.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon 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 Lyon to Marseille.

You can travel between Lyon and Marseille 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Marseille. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Marseille:

A coach is generally £202 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £211 from Lyon to Marseille.

A coach is £35 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Lyon to Marseille costing on average £44.

The fastest way to get to Marseille from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Marseille that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Marseille by coach can take on average 3 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 39 min   of travel time.

The distance from Lyon to Marseille is approximately 171 miles (275 km).

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Marseille is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lyon to Marseille:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Marseille, Gare Saint-Charles.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Marseille Provence Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-St-Charles.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Marseille:

  • You can travel to Marseille from Lyon by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Lyon to Marseille.
  • You can go to Marseille from Lyon by plane with HOP! You'll see cheap plane tickets for £211 with HOP! From Lyon to Marseille on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille with SNCF | TER. Cheap tickets can be found for £44 with SNCF | TER from Lyon to Marseille.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon to Marseille often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona or Nice. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lyon and Marseille itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Marseille and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £9 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £211 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £44 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Lyon 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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