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How to travel from London to Marseille by train

Thinking about spending some time in the South of France and looking for more information about how to travel from London to Marseille by train? Start your journey now! 

Usually, the train from London to Marseille takes 9h 43m to travel 621 miles (1000 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 7h 24m. On this popular route, you can expect to find 10 trains running each day. At the moment, you’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct Eurostar trains running from London to Marseille. Depending on when you travel, you’ll have to make a quick platform change at Lille Europe. Alternatively, you’ll need to travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon which takes around 30 minutes on public transport. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be hopping on a modern and comfortable high-speed TGV train to continue your journey to Marseille. 

Once you’ve arrived in Marseille, you can climb up to Notre Dame de la Garde – one of Marseille’s most famous landmarks, with beautiful views over the city. Or take a stroll around Vieux Port, Marseille’s old harbour, to watch the boats and the sunset with a glass of local wine. For more ideas, take a look at our top things to do in Marseille.  

Ready to book your train tickets? There’s no need to wait, start a search for train tickets from London to Marseille now! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, keep reading for our train timetable, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times. 

London to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 7h 44m to travel from London to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 621 miles (1000 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from London to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from £89.86 when you book in advance.

First train

06:01

Last train

20:01

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Marseille

Journey time

From 6h 25m

Distance

621 miles (1000 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £89.86

Train and bus operators

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London to Marseille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London 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
08:01 15:00 6h 59m, 3 changes
09:01 16:43 7h 42m, 1 change
09:31 16:14 6h 43m, 1 change
10:31 16:58 6h 27m, 1 change
11:04 17:50 6h 46m, 1 change
12:31 19:56 7h 25m, 1 change
13:31 19:56 6h 25m, 1 change
13:31 20:14 6h 43m, 1 change
14:31 21:01 6h 30m, 1 change
14:31 22:23 7h 52m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from London to Marseille

The price of train tickets from London to Marseille starts at £89.86 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 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 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 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 44 minutes, with around 17 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 25 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Marseille cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Marseille can start from as little as £89.86 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 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 06:01. 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 20:01. 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.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team blog

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. We also believe about taking those journeys and sharing our experiences with you, so you can sit back, relax and get the most out of your trip.

A great trip from London to Marseille by train

I recently took the train from London to Marseille with Eurostar and OUIGO, travelling in Standard Class. It took around 7 and a half hours to get from London St Pancras International station to Marseille St-Charles station by train.

What I enjoyed about the journey

This was a trip to Marseille to meet some friends and see a rugby match. Both the Eurostar and OUIGO trains were on time and very fast. There were some great views along the way too.

View from window on trip from London to Marseille

I found the seats comfortable with enough legroom and was impressed with the trains’ overall cleanliness. I also appreciated the fact that there was ample luggage storage on board the trains.

My overall travel time was about 7 and a half hours, and at just under £200 for the return journey I felt the trip was fairly good value.

In summary, the trip was very easy, comfortable and stress free.

Arriving in Marseille

 

About Toby

Toby, a Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between London and Marseille. The review has been written by one of our travel writers, based on a survey including multiple-choice questions regarding pros and cons of the journey. 

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