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Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles by train

It takes an average of 4h 22m to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles by train, over a distance of around 409 miles (658 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 05m
Price€19 - €237
Distance409 miles (658 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationParis Gare de Lyon
Arrival stationMarseille St-Charles
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles for Thursday 28th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:36 Paris Gare de Lyon09:57 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6101 SNCF Get tickets3h 21m, direct
08:02 Paris Gare de Lyon11:24 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6103 SNCF Get tickets3h 22m, direct
08:12 Paris Gare de Lyon12:23 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6221 SNCF Get tickets4h 11m, 1 change
09:37 Paris Gare de Lyon12:57 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6107 SNCF Get tickets3h 20m, direct
10:07 Paris Gare de Lyon13:11 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6175 SNCF Get tickets3h 04m, direct
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon14:39 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets4h 27m, 1 change
11:36 Paris Gare de Lyon14:57 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6111 SNCF Get tickets3h 21m, direct
14:06 Paris Gare de Lyon17:11 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6077 SNCF Get tickets3h 05m, direct
16:38 Paris Gare de Lyon19:57 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6121 SNCF Get tickets3h 19m, direct
17:50 Paris Gare de Lyon21:49 Marseille St-CharlesTGV INOUI 6627 SNCF Get tickets3h 59m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles

You can travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles on TGV, OUIGO 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles

Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles start at €19 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 €107.97.
lowest price found
from19
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price92.49
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price102.27
on the day
avg. single price107.97

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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles? 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Gare de Lyon and Marseille St-Charles is 4 hours and 22 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 Paris Gare de Lyon and Marseille St-Charles by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles is 3 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles cost?

Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles can start from as little as €19 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles leave?

The first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles leaves at 06:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles leave?

The last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles leaves at 18:58. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon and Marseille St-Charles by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles cover a distance of around 409 miles (658 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Marseille St-Charles to Paris Gare de Lyon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Marseille St-Charles for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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