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Travel high-speed from Marseille to Paris by train

Planning a trip from the sunny Côte d’Azur to the capital of France? In just over three hours, high-speed TGV trains can allow you to relax in comfortable seating and enjoy the stunning scenery of the French countryside along the way.

Speed from Marseille up through Provence and into the “City of Lights” in less than three and a half hours. If you fancy travelling in style, TGV First Class offers wider seating with headrests and footrests so you can really stretch out and enjoy the journey.

Once you arrive into Paris, check out the Eiffel Tower in all its glory, or simply enjoy a croissant by the Seine. If you're visiting Paris for the culture, why not check out our guide to the best Museums in Paris. Art and history lovers won't want to miss a trip to the Musée D’Orsay, which showcases mostly French work from the late 19th and early 20th century. Located on the medieval Palais de la Cité, Sainte Chapelle is also an architectural gem, the chapel boasts a rich history and beautiful stained glass windows.

Keen to find out more? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Marseille to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 41m to travel from Marseille to Paris by train, over a distance of around 410 miles (660 km). There are normally 24 trains per day traveling from Marseille to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $20.96 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 11m
PriceFrom $20.96
Distance410 miles (660 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train22:00
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Marseille to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Paris for Thursday Dec 8th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:20 Marseille St-Charles08:42 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6102 SNCF Get tickets3h 22m, direct
06:02 Marseille St-Charles09:21 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6136 SNCF Get tickets3h 19m, direct
06:13 Marseille St-Charles09:50 Paris Gare de Lyon7838 SNCF Get tickets3h 37m, 1 change
06:59 Marseille St-Charles10:17 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6106 SNCF Get tickets3h 18m, direct
07:14 Marseille St-Charles11:30 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6860 SNCF Get tickets4h 16m, 1 change
08:10 Marseille St-Charles11:34 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 9583 SNCF Get tickets3h 24m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and SNCF trains from Marseille to Paris

You can travel from Marseille to Paris on TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and SNCF 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.

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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Paris

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Paris starts at $20.96 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 Paris 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 Paris

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

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Paris is 3 hours and 41 minutes, with around 24 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Paris is 3 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Marseille to Paris can start from as little as $20.96 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 Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille to Paris without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Marseille to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Marseille to Paris leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Paris leaves at 22:00. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Paris cover a distance of around 410 miles (660 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Marseille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/08/2022. 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 02/22/2023 for travel on 02/22/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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