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Take the train from Marseille to St-Étienne in 2 hours 39 minutes

If you want to travel from Marseille to St-Étienne by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Marseille to St-Étienne by train to take around 4 hours 31 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 17 trains per day running on this route, which spans 251 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to St-Étienne.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Marseille to St-Étienne start from $24.05 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Marseille to St-Étienne by train

It takes an average of 4h 31m to travel from Marseille to St-Étienne by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Marseille to St-Étienne and tickets for this journey start from $24.05 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 39m
PriceFrom $24.05
Distance156 miles (251 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train06:36
Last train20:41
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationSt-Étienne
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Marseille to St-Étienne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to St-Étienne for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:45 11:41 2h 56m, 1 change
11:10 14:11 3h 1m, 1 change
11:18 16:11 4h 53m, 2 changes
13:35 16:41 3h 6m, 1 change
14:10 17:11 3h 1m, 1 change
14:36 17:41 3h 5m, 1 change
15:02 18:11 3h 9m, 1 change
16:10 18:49 2h 39m, 1 change
16:45 19:41 2h 56m, 1 change
17:15 20:11 2h 56m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to St-Étienne

The price of train tickets from Marseille to St-Étienne starts at $24.05 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 St-Étienne 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 St-Étienne

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

The average journey time by train between Marseille and St-Étienne is 4 hours and 31 minutes, with around 17 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 St-Étienne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to St-Étienne is 2 hours and 39 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Marseille to St-Étienne can start from as little as $24.05 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 St-Étienne?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Marseille to St-Étienne leaves at 20:41. 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 St-Étienne by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to St-Étienne cover a distance of around 156 miles (251 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Étienne to Marseille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille to St-Étienne for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 10/28/2022 for travel on 10/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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