It’s amazing what you can achieve in six and a half hours. Like a full day’s work, or catch up on personal admin, all the while travelling from the heart of London to the south of France. What’s more, you don’t even need to worry about the hassle of early airport check-ins, taxi transfers or turbulence of flying. The train from London St Pancras to Marseille requires little effort.
Zooming over to France on the Eurostar, your holiday begins from the moment you step on board. Sit back, enjoy the onboard entertainment and maybe have a glass of fizz.
With a quick change in Paris, the final leg of the journey speeds by. Before you know it, you’re in Marseille without ever leaving the ground!
To enjoy all the perks of travelling by train to Marseille, or to find out more including train schedules, prices and FAQs, please read on.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
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 London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles 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 London St-Pancras and Marseille St-Charles is 11 hours and 5 minutes, with around 8 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 London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles is 6 hours and 45 minutes.
Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles can start from as little as €59 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles. Travelling from London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles leaves at 07:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles leaves at 19:34. 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 London St-Pancras to Marseille St-Charles cover a distance of around 624 miles (1004 km) during the journey.