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Take the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille in 7 hours 43 minutes

If you want to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille by train to take around 9 hours 47 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 7 hours 43 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 16 trains per day running on this route, which spans 496 miles (798 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Marseille. TGV, SNCF or DB are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

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 Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille start from £48.55 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, 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!

Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 9h 47m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 496 miles (798 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from £48.55 when you book in advance.

First train

04:00

Last train

22:15

Departure station

Frankfurt (Main)

Arrival station

Marseille

Journey time

From 7h 43m

Distance

496 miles (798 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £48.55

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille for Tuesday 5th March 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:56 16:14 8h 18m, 1 change
09:06 17:50 8h 44m, 3 changes
09:06 18:00 8h 54m, 2 changes
09:50 18:47 8h 57m, 2 changes
10:26 19:56 9h 30m, 2 changes
10:49 19:56 9h 7m, 4 changes
11:56 20:14 8h 18m, 1 change
12:56 20:49 7h 53m, direct
13:06 20:49 7h 43m, 1 change
13:49 22:23 8h 34m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and TGV trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille on Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and TGV 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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).

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.

TGV INOUI classes from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

On TGV INOUI services, there's no weight limit for your luggage - you can travel your way! However, remember that your suitcases, overnight bags and rucksacks can't be larger than 130 x 90 cm, and you must be able to carry them and store them in the dedicated luggage racks on board by yourself. All luggage must be labelled before being stored.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille starts at £48.55 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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Marseille is 9 hours and 47 minutes, with around 16 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille is 7 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille cost?

Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille can start from as little as £48.55 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille leaves at 22:15. 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille cover a distance of around 496 miles (798 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Marseille to Frankfurt (Main).

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