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 11 hours 3 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 25 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. Both TGV and SNCF trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.
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 €29.00 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!
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).
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Marseille is 11 hours and 3 minutes, with around 25 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille is 7 hours and 43 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille can start from as little as €29 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.
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.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille leaves at 02:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Marseille cover a distance of around 496 miles (798 km) during the journey.