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Traveling from Marseille to Hamburg by train

Looking to travel from Marseille to Hamburg by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 16 hours 8 minutes to travel from Marseille to Hamburg by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 11 hours 51 minutes though. You'll usually find 27 trains per day running along the 1190 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Hamburg, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with Eurostar, TGV or Thalys on your way to Hamburg, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Marseille to Hamburg start from $51.12 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Hamburg by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Marseille to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 16h 8m to travel from Marseille to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 740 miles (1190 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Marseille to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $51.12 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

11h 51m


1190 miles (740 km)


27 trains per day


1 change


From $51.12

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Thalys, Trenitalia, Renfe-SNCF, Citylines, Eurostar, ÖBB, SBB CFF FFS

Marseille to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Hamburg for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:04 00:23 13h 19m, 2 changes
11:47 00:23 12h 36m, 2 changes
13:04 05:37 16h 33m, 3 changes
13:47 05:37 15h 50m, 3 changes
14:56 06:16 15h 20m, 3 changes
14:56 06:36 15h 40m, 2 changes
15:04 06:16 15h 12m, 4 changes
15:04 06:36 15h 32m, 3 changes
16:12 11:00 18h 48m, 4 changes
16:12 11:41 19h 29m, 3 changes

TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and Intercités trains from Marseille to Hamburg

You can travel from Marseille to Hamburg on TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and Intercités 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.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Hamburg starts at $51.12 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 to Hamburg 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 Marseille to Hamburg

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

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Hamburg is 16 hours and 8 minutes, with around 27 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 and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Hamburg is 11 hours and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Hamburg cost?

Train tickets from Marseille to Hamburg can start from as little as $51.12 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 to Hamburg?

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

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

The first train from Marseille to Hamburg leaves at 06:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Hamburg leaves at 22:05. 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 and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Hamburg cover a distance of around 740 miles (1190 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Marseille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 03/06/2023 for travel on 03/06/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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