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Taking the train from Avignon to Marseille

Make your way from Avignon to Marseille on one of the daily direct trains and you could be in the heart of the French port city in just over half an hour. You’ll arrive into the centrally located Marseille St-Charles train station, providing easy access to the rest of the city.

Settle into a comfy seat on one of SNCF’s high-speed TGV trains, with lots of space to store your luggage and scenic views to keep you occupied. The short train journey is a lot more relaxing than driving – and much more eco-friendly. Just sit back and allow yourself to be whisked over to Marseille in comfort.

Ready to book your tickets? Keep reading for a journey summary, train times and FAQs for this route.

Avignon to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 1h 18m to travel from Avignon to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 53 miles (85 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Avignon to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 44m
PriceFrom €10
Distance53 miles (85 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
First train05:54
Last train21:31
Departure stationAvignon
Arrival stationMarseille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, ALSA

Avignon to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Avignon to Marseille for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:11 12:23 1h 12m, 1 change
11:59 13:23 1h 24m, direct
12:05 13:31 1h 26m, direct
12:11 13:18 1h 7m, 1 change
12:39 13:57 1h 18m, 1 change
12:56 14:16 1h 20m, direct
13:11 14:06 55m, 1 change
13:39 14:45 1h 6m, 1 change
13:58 15:13 1h 15m, direct
14:59 16:20 1h 21m, direct

OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Avignon to Marseille

You can travel from Avignon to Marseille on OUIGO, TER 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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.

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 Avignon to Marseille

The price of train tickets from Avignon to Marseille starts at €10 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 Avignon 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Avignon and Marseille is 1 hour and 18 minutes, with around 37 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 Avignon and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Avignon to Marseille is 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Avignon to Marseille cost?

Train ticket prices from Avignon to Marseille can start from as little as €10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Avignon to Marseille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Avignon to Marseille without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Avignon to Marseille each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Avignon to Marseille leaves at 05:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Avignon to Marseille leaves at 21:31. 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 Avignon and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from Avignon to Marseille cover a distance of around 53 miles (85 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Marseille to Avignon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Avignon to Marseille.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Avignon to Marseille for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 11/24/2021 for travel on 11/24/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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