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Trains from Barcelona to Marseille

Trains in Europe are a great way to travel from Barcelona to Marseille. The journey takes as little as 4 hours 35 minutes to arrive in Marseille. All Barcelona to Marseille trains are run by a cooperation of Renfe and SNCF. There are usually 4-5 trains traveling from Barcelona to Marseille per day. There is usually 1 direct train; however, most trains require a transfer in Montpellier. This first train departs at 6:10 a.m. while the last leaves Barcelona at 4:45 p.m. All trains depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Marseille-St-Charles train station.

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Barcelona to Marseille Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Barcelona to Marseille when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€110

1 Day in Advance

€110

1 Week in Advance

€91

2 Weeks in Advance

€88

1 Month in Advance

€79

3 Months in Advance

€52

Barcelona to Marseille Trains: General Information

Travelers can offset some of the cost of Barcelona to Marseille train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Barcelona to Marseille trains are run in cooperation with Renfe and SNCF.
  • autobus Occasional trains are direct; however, most trains require a transfer in Montpellier. Some journeys require multiple transfers usually in Montpellier and Avignon. All trains depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Marseille-St-Charles train station.
  • autobus The Barcelona to Marseille train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 35 minutes to arrive in Marseille.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Barcelona to Marseille train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Barcelona to Marseille trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 17% cheaper to book a train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Barcelona to Marseille train costs are 28% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Barcelona

All trains from Barcelona to Marseille depart from Barcelona Sants Estacio, which can be found just to the west of Barcelona's city center. Sants is at the intersection of Barcelona's two Metro lines, so getting there should be simple. Just catch either the green or blue lines to Sants Estacio Metro station. Local overground trains also connect Sants with the city's northern and southern suburbs like Hospitalet, while buses 109, 78 and 32 also stop outside the station gates. Most days, the Metro runs from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m., so it should be open when you need to travel.

Getting into Marseille by Train

Marseille is the capital of southern France and the central hub of Provence. It is a beautiful, ancient port city, known for its whitewashed architecture, sunny climate, and fantastic food culture. Visitors can also tour excellent museums, art galleries and even catch a football match at the modernist Stade Velodrome, or head off down the Cote d'Azur. All trains from Barcelona to Marseille arrive at St Charles Station. Situated roughly in the center of town, St Charles is a short Metro ride away from the harbor district and old town. Most visitors will be staying near Vieux Port Metro, which is a couple of stops away from St Charles on the blue line. The Metro runs from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., so should be running when trains from Barcelona arrive.

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Trains from Barcelona to Marseille
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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Barcelona and Marseille?

Travel by train between Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Marseille from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Barcelona?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Marseille, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 11/28/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Barcelona and Marseille closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Barcelona, Spain from Marseille, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Barcelona, Spain from Marseille is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Barcelona from Marseille restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Marseille?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Barcelona from Marseille closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Marseille from Barcelona by train?
You should expect to travel around 210 miles (339 km)  between Barcelona and Marseille by train.
What train station in Barcelona goes to Marseille? What train station do I come into Marseille from Barcelona?

Some of the Barcelona train stations to Marseille you can start your journey from include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Marseille include Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille Saint Ch and Marseille-Blancarde.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Marseille-St-Charles.

Where is the Barcelona train station located? Where is the Marseille train station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Marseille most often arrive at Marseille-St-Charles and need to travel around 0.5 miles (767 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can get me from Barcelona to Marseille?
When taking a train from Barcelona to Marseille, you can count on Renfe-SNCF for the best way to get you to Marseille. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Marseille from Barcelona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from Barcelona to Marseille a day?
The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Marseille is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your trip to Marseille.
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Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17