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How to travel from London to Marseille on Eurostar and TGV trains

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The train from London to Marseille usually takes 11h 3m on average to travel 621 miles (1000 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 7h 33m. You can expect to find 10 trains per day running on this popular route and you'll need to make 1 change along the way, as at the moment, there are no direct Eurostar trains running from London to Marseille. Depending on the time you travel, you'll either have to make your change at Lille Europe (just a quick change of platform) or from Paris Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, which takes around 30 minutes on public transport. Whichever station you change at in France, you'll be hopping on a modern and comfortable high-speed TGV train to continue your journey onto Marseille.

Once you arrive in Marseille why not 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 the Vieux Port - Old Habour - to watch the boats and the sunset with a glass of wine.

Keen to book your train tickets from London to Marseille? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

London to Marseille by train

It takes an average of 9h 11m to travel from London to Marseille by train, over a distance of around 621 miles (1000 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from London to Marseille and tickets for this journey start from €75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 40m
PriceFrom €75
Distance621 miles (1000 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train09:31
Last train20:01
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationMarseille
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Cheap train tickets from London to Marseille

The price of train tickets from London to Marseille starts at €75 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 9 hours and 11 minutes, with around 11 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 40 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Marseille cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Marseille can start from as little as €75 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 09:31. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Marseille for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 06/07/2022 for travel on 06/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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