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Travel from London to Marseille with Eurostar and TGV

Planning a trip from London to Marseille and not sure of the best way to travel between the two? Whilst it’s possible to travel by plane, train and automobile – taking the train certainly has its benefits.

Not only is it an eco-friendlier way to travel, taking the train means you can depart from and arrive into both city centres, bring plenty of luggage with you and enjoy wide comfortable seating and free WiFi on the way to the South of France.

The first part of the journey sees you hop on board a high-speed Eurostar service, whizz under the Channel Tunnel and arrive into Paris, where you’ll change for an even quicker TGV high-speed service to take you on to Marseille. During the summer months – usually between May and mid-September – Eurostar even offer some direct services between these two destinations! Once you arrive into Marseille, the station is centrally located meaning it’s just a short walk to the picturesque Old Port, where you can relax with a drink and watch the boats sail by.

Ready to book? Find times and tickets in our Journey Planner or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from London to Marseille by train.

London to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 7h 15m to travel from London to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 621 miles (1000 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from London to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from €65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 50m
Price€65 - €407
Distance621 miles (1000 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationMarseille
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaBus, Eurostar

London to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Marseille for Tuesday 29th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:04 London St-Pancras18:54 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets6h 50m, 1 change
12:24 London St-Pancras21:05 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets7h 41m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras18:54 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets6h 50m, 1 change
12:24 London St-Pancras21:05 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets7h 41m, 1 change
07:55 London St-Pancras17:12 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9008 Eurostar Get tickets8h 17m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras18:54 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets6h 50m, 1 change
12:24 London St-Pancras21:05 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets7h 41m, 1 change
07:55 London St-Pancras17:12 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9008 Eurostar Get tickets8h 17m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras18:54 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets6h 50m, 1 change
12:24 London St-Pancras21:05 Marseille St-CharlesEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets7h 41m, 1 change

Eurostar trains from London to Marseille

You can travel from London to Marseille on Eurostar 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.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from London to Marseille

Train tickets from London to Marseille start at €65 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €311.90.
lowest price found
from65
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price162.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price200.53
on the day
avg. single price311.90

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 London 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 London 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 London to Marseille take?

The average journey time by train between London and Marseille is 7 hours and 15 minutes, with around 2 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 London and Marseille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Marseille is 6 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Marseille cost?

Train tickets from London to Marseille can start from as little as €65 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 London to Marseille?

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

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

The first train from London to Marseille leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Marseille leaves at 12:24. 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 London and Marseille by train?

Trains travelling from London to Marseille cover a distance of around 621 miles (1000 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Marseille to London.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Marseille for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/09/2020. 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 21/09/2020 for travel on 07/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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