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Travel high-speed from Marseille to Paris by train

Planning a trip from the sunny Côte d’Azur to the capital of France? In just over three hours, high-speed TGV trains can allow you to relax in comfortable seating and enjoy the stunning scenery of the French countryside along the way.

Speed from Marseille up through Provence and into the “City of Lights” in less than three and a half hours. If you fancy travelling in style, TGV First Class offers wider seating with headrests and footrests so you can really stretch out and enjoy the journey. 

Once you arrive into Paris, check out the Eiffel Tower in all its glory, or simply enjoy a croissant by the Seine. If you're visiting Paris for the culture, why not check out our guide to the best Museums in Paris. Art and history lovers won't want to miss a trip to the Musée D’Orsay, which showcases mostly French work from the late 19th and early 20th century. Located on the medieval Palais de la Cité, Sainte Chapelle is also an architectural gem, the chapel boasts a rich history and beautiful stained glass windows.

Keen to find out more? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Marseille to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 58m to travel from Marseille to Paris by train, over a distance of around 410 miles (660 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Marseille to Paris and tickets for this journey start from £14.40 when you book in advance.

First train

05:16

Last train

20:32

Departure station

Marseille

Arrival station

Paris

Journey time

From 3h 4m

Distance

410 miles (660 km)

Frequency

26 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £14.40

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Marseille to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Paris for Tuesday 16th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:03 11:22 3h 19m, direct
09:45 12:50 3h 5m, direct
10:54 14:18 3h 24m, direct
11:02 14:22 3h 20m, direct
11:46 14:50 3h 4m, direct
13:03 16:22 3h 19m, direct
13:46 16:50 3h 4m, direct
14:02 17:22 3h 20m, direct
14:12 18:00 3h 48m, 1 change
15:04 18:23 3h 19m, direct

TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and SNCF trains from Marseille to Paris

You can travel from Marseille to Paris on TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and SNCF 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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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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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 INOUI, OUIGO and INTERCITÉS classes from Marseille to Paris

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI, OUIGO and INTERCITÉS when travelling from Marseille to Paris.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI, OUIGO and INTERCITÉS

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Marseille to Paris.

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On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm, plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm. If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.

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TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

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Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

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If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

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Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

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One piece of hand luggage (36 x 27 x 15 cm) and one piece of cabin luggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) can be taken onboard. You can take additional or larger bags with you (max. 30kg) for an extra fee or by paying for OUIGO Plus.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

On OUIGO trains in France: an at-seat service of snacks is available on Train classique services. This service is not available on high-speed OUIGO trains.
On OUIGO trains in Spain: OUIBAR is located in coach 4 of each train and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, plus snacks.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

WiFi (OUIFI) and an entertainment portal (OUIFUN) are available at an additional cost.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

For OUIGO trains in France: Passengers under 12 years old pay a fixed price for tickets all year round - €5 for journeys on Train classique services, and €8 for high speed services.
For OUIGO trains in Spain: Passengers under 12 pay €5 per ticket for all journeys.

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You can take your bicycle on board OUIGO trains if you add the 'Bike' option onto your ticket for an additional fee of at least €5. Your bike must be folded or dismantled and placed in a storage bag for transport.

PetPetPets

Pets are only allowed on board OUIGO trains if the 'Pets' option is added to your ticket at the time of booking. (1 pet per adult, per booking, €10 per pet.)

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you want on INTERCITÉS trains, whether that's a suitcase, overnight bag or a backpack - just make sure that each piece of luggage is no taller than 130cm and no wider than 90cm. You must be able to carry all your luggage yourself. All luggage must be labelled before you hop on board the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You can treat yourself without leaving your seat on INTERCITÉS trains, as there's an at-seat food and drink service. Discover the INTERCITÉS menu 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' and enjoy high-quality, local products. This service is only available on the following routes: Paris - Clermont-Ferrance, Paris - Toulouse, Bordeaux - Marseille, Paris - Briançon (night INTERCITÉS train), Paris - Toulouse (night train), Paris - Lourdes (night train), Paris - Nice (night train).

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on some INTERCITÉS services. Kick back and relax with free WiFi on the following routes: Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux and Paris-Briançon. On overnight trains, you can connect to free WiFi on the Paris - Nice and Paris - Briançon routes.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket for an additional fee.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board INTERCITÉS trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on INTERCITÉS services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Paris

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Paris starts at £14.40 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 Marseille to Paris 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 Marseille to Paris? 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 Marseille to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Paris is 3 hours and 58 minutes, with around 26 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 Marseille and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Paris is 3 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Marseille to Paris can start from as little as £14.40 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 Marseille to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille to Paris without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Marseille to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Marseille to Paris leaves at 05:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Paris leaves at 20:32. 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 Marseille and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Paris cover a distance of around 410 miles (660 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Marseille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Marseille to Paris.

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