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How to travel from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia? Look no further.

You'll usually find 12 trains per day running between Marseille St-Charles and Ventimiglia, which usually take 4 hours 37 minutes to complete the 188 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 3 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 Ventimiglia from Marseille St-Charles, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, Frecciabianca or SNCF, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $32.93. 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.

Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia by train

It takes an average of 4h 37m to travel from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia by train, over a distance of around 117 miles (188 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia and tickets for this journey start from $32.93 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 3m
PriceFrom $32.93
Distance117 miles (188 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train05:55
Last train20:27
Departure stationMarseille St-Charles
Arrival stationVentimiglia
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, ALSA, OUIGO, Trenitalia

Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:57 11:01 4h 4m, 1 change
07:27 11:31 4h 4m, 1 change
08:57 13:01 4h 4m, 1 change
09:07 13:31 4h 24m, 2 changes
10:57 15:01 4h 4m, 1 change
11:27 15:31 4h 4m, 1 change
12:07 16:32 4h 25m, 2 changes
13:57 18:02 4h 5m, 1 change
14:58 19:01 4h 3m, 1 change
15:27 19:31 4h 4m, 1 change

TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and TER trains from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia

You can travel from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia on TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and TER 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.

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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia

The price of train tickets from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia starts at $32.93 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 Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia 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.
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FAQs for Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia

Want to know more about your journey from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia? 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 Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia take?

The average journey time by train between Marseille St-Charles and Ventimiglia is 4 hours and 37 minutes, with around 12 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 Marseille St-Charles and Ventimiglia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia is 4 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia cost?

Train tickets from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia can start from as little as $32.93 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 Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia?

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

What time does the first train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia leave?

The first train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia leave?

The last train from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia leaves at 20:27. 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 Marseille St-Charles and Ventimiglia by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia cover a distance of around 117 miles (188 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille St-Charles to Ventimiglia for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 09/22/2022 for travel on 09/22/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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