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Taking the train from Copenhagen to Marseille in 20 hours 10 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Copenhagen to Marseille? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 22 hours 10 minutes to travel the 1469 km from Copenhagen to Marseille by train, although you can get there in as little as 20 hours 10 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 16 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 3 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, Thalys or ICE. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Marseille start from $96.57 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Marseille? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Copenhagen to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 22h 10m to travel from Copenhagen to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 913 miles (1469 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Copenhagen to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from $96.57 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20h 10m
PriceFrom $96.57
Distance913 miles (1469 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train00:01
Last train23:56
Departure stationCopenhagen
Arrival stationMarseille
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsDSB, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, Thalys, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, ÖBB

Copenhagen to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Copenhagen to Marseille for Tuesday Oct 4th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
00:01 20:49 20h 48m, 4 changes
02:01 05:26 27h 25m, 6 changes
07:56 08:25 24h 29m, 4 changes
11:56 11:12 23h 16m, 7 changes
14:21 12:23 22h 2m, 5 changes
15:56 12:23 20h 27m, 8 changes
15:56 12:57 21h 1m, 7 changes
15:56 13:58 22h 2m, 5 changes
17:56 17:12 23h 16m, 5 changes
17:56 17:58 24h 2m, 5 changes

DSB, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and Thalys trains from Copenhagen to Marseille

You can travel from Copenhagen to Marseille on DSB, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and Thalys trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Danish State Railways (DSB) is the largest Danish railway company. The Danish high-speed train is Eurocity, which operates two lines connecting Copenhagen to Hamburg and Hamburg to Flensburg. It offers two classes or levels of comfort – First Class and Second Class. DSB's long-distance trains are Intercity and IntercityLyn, in order of importance. The regional lines are operated by the R-tog trains, and the S-tog service gives its name to the trams that run through the old city of Copenhagen.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Marseille

The price of train tickets from Copenhagen to Marseille starts at $96.57 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 Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen to Marseille

Want to know more about your journey from Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen to Marseille take?

The average journey time by train between Copenhagen and Marseille is 22 hours and 10 minutes, with around 16 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 Copenhagen and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Copenhagen to Marseille is 20 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Copenhagen to Marseille cost?

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Marseille can start from as little as $96.57 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 Copenhagen to Marseille?

No, there are no direct train services from Copenhagen to Marseille. Travelling from Copenhagen to Marseille by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Copenhagen to Marseille leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Copenhagen to Marseille leaves at 23:56. 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 Copenhagen and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from Copenhagen to Marseille cover a distance of around 913 miles (1469 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Copenhagen to Marseille for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. 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 06/20/2022 for travel on 06/20/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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