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Cologne to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 15h 40m to travel from Cologne to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 275 miles (442 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from $86.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 33m
PriceFrom $86.50
Distance275 miles (442 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationMarseille
Changes4 changes

Cologne to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Marseille for Tuesday May 11th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:20 08:01 13h 41m, 8 changes
06:40 08:01 13h 21m, 9 changes
06:40 08:49 14h 9m, 6 changes
07:40 09:18 13h 38m, 6 changes
11:40 06:38 18h 58m, 4 changes
01:40 08:31 18h 51m, 5 changes
02:40 09:08 18h 28m, 5 changes
03:40 09:08 17h 28m, 7 changes
04:40 09:51 17h 11m, 5 changes
04:40 10:02 17h 22m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Marseille

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Marseille starts at $86.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Marseille by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cologne to Marseille

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Marseille? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Marseille take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Marseille is 15 hours and 40 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Marseille is 10 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Marseille cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Marseille can start from as little as $86.50 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Marseille?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Marseille. Travelling from Cologne to Marseille by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Marseille leave?

The first train from Cologne to Marseille leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Marseille leave?

The last train from Cologne to Marseille leaves at 08:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Marseille cover a distance of around 275 miles (442 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Marseille to Cologne.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Marseille for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/11/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/06/2020 for travel on 12/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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