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Travel from London to Marseille with Eurostar and TGV

Planning a trip from London to Marseille and not sure of the best way to travel between the two? Whilst it’s possible to travel by plane, train and automobile – taking the train certainly has its benefits.

Not only is it an eco-friendlier way to travel, taking the train means you can depart from and arrive into both city centres, bring plenty of luggage with you and enjoy wide comfortable seating and free WiFi on the way to the South of France.

The first part of the journey sees you hop on board a high-speed Eurostar service, whizz under the Channel Tunnel and arrive into Paris, where you’ll change for an even quicker TGV high-speed service to take you on to Marseille. During the summer months – usually between May and mid-September – Eurostar even offer some direct services between these two destinations! Once you arrive into Marseille, the station is centrally located meaning it’s just a short walk to the picturesque Old Port, where you can relax with a drink and watch the boats sail by.

Ready to book? Find times and tickets in our Journey Planner or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from London to Marseille by train.

London to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 14h 24m to travel from London to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 621 miles (1000 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from $90.68 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 56m
PriceFrom $90.68
Distance621 miles (1000 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationMarseille
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaBus

London to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Marseille for Sunday May 9th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:01 London St-Pancras19:57 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets6h 56m, 2 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras20:10 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets7h 9m, 1 change
20:00 London Liverpool Street18:49 Marseille St-CharlesSchnellzug 70019 Greater Anglia Get tickets21h 49m, 5 changes
21:30 London Liverpool Street18:49 Marseille St-CharlesSchnellzug 71178 Greater Anglia Get tickets20h 19m, 6 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras19:57 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets6h 56m, 2 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras20:10 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets7h 9m, 1 change
21:02 London Liverpool Street18:49 Marseille St-CharlesSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets20h 47m, 5 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras19:57 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets6h 56m, 2 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras20:10 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets7h 9m, 1 change
21:02 London Liverpool Street18:49 Marseille St-CharlesSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets20h 47m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Marseille

The price of train tickets from London to Marseille starts at $90.68 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 London 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 London to Marseille

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

The average journey time by train between London and Marseille is 14 hours and 24 minutes, with around 4 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 London and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Marseille is 6 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Marseille cost?

Train tickets from London to Marseille can start from as little as $90.68 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 London to Marseille?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Marseille. Travelling from London to Marseille by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from London to Marseille leaves at 12:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Marseille leaves at 08:30. 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 London and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from London to Marseille cover a distance of around 621 miles (1000 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Marseille to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Marseille for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/09/2021. 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 09/04/2021 for travel on 09/04/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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