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How to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille? Look no further.

You'll usually find 16 trains per day running between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Marseille, which usually take 11 hours 14 minutes to complete the 798 km journey. It can take as little as 7 hours 54 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Marseille from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, SNCF or DB, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $76.79. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 11h 14m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 496 miles (798 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from $76.79 when you book in advance.

First train

2:36 am

Last train

10:15 pm

Departure station

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Arrival station

Marseille

Journey time

From 7h 54m

Distance

496 miles (798 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $76.79

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille for Tuesday Jul 23rd 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
5:19 am 1:56 pm 8h 37m, 1 change
7:25 am 4:14 pm 8h 49m, 1 change
8:52 am 5:45 pm 8h 53m, 3 changes
8:52 am 5:59 pm 9h 7m, 2 changes
9:06 am 6:45 pm 9h 39m, 2 changes
11:06 am 8:14 pm 9h 8m, 2 changes
12:52 pm 8:46 pm 7h 54m, 1 change
1:06 pm 10:24 pm 9h 18m, 3 changes
4:54 pm 8:23 am 15h 29m, 1 change
5:06 pm 8:23 am 15h 17m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and TGV trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille on Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and TGV 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.

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).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

TGV INOUI classes from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when traveling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm (27.5 x 35.4 x 19.6 inches), plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm (15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches). If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm or 35.4 x 51.1 inches), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm (27.5 x 35.4 x 19.6 inches) pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar car offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in car 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand baggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a leash. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille starts at $76.79 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Marseille is 11 hours and 14 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille is 7 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille can start from as little as $76.79 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille?

No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille leaves at 02:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille leaves at 22:15. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Marseille cover a distance of around 496 miles (798 km) during the journey.


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