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 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 320 km/h. Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).
Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.
Train tickets from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV start at €3.90 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV start at €4.52 when you book at least 28 days in advance.* Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Marseille St-Charles and Aix-en-Provence TGV is 14 minutes and the fastest journey time is 13 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 28 trains per day travelling from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV departs at 05:22. The last train from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV departs at 20:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV without having to change trains. There are 28 direct trains from Marseille St-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Marseille St-Charles.