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Overview: Train from Marseille to Barcelona

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Marseille to Barcelona cover the 210 miles (339 km) long trip with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Marseille-St-Charles and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Trains from Marseille to Barcelona

Trains in Europe are a convenient way to travel between cities with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains travel from Marseille to Barcelona approximately 7 times per day. All trains are operated by a cooperation of SNCF and Renfe. There is usually 1 direct journey per day; however, most trains require a transfer in Montpellier. Trains take between 4½ and 8½ hours to arrive in Barcelona depending on the service chosen. The first train departs Marseille at 8:05 a.m. while the last train leaves at 1:22 p.m. All trains depart from Marseille-St-Charles train station and arrive at Barcelona Sants train station.

Marseille to Barcelona Train Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

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1 Day in Advance


1 Week in Advance


2 Weeks in Advance


1 Month in Advance


3 Months in Advance


Marseille to Barcelona Trains: General Information

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

  • autobus All Marseille to Barcelona trains are run in cooperation with SNCF and Renfe.
  • autobus Occasionally trains are direct; however, most trains require a transfer in Montpellier. Some journeys require multiple transfers usually in Avignon and Montpellier. All trains depart from Marseille-St-Charles train station and arrive at Barcelona Sants train station.
  • autobus The Marseille to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 33 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Marseille to Barcelona train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.

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

  • It is 9% cheaper on average to book a Marseille to Barcelona train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Marseille to Barcelona train costs are 43% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of departure.

Deutsche Bahn trains from Marseille to Barcelona


Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Marseille to Barcelona. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Marseille to Barcelona and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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Train tickets from Marseille to Barcelona: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 80 €
2 weeks earlier 66 €21%
3 weeks earlier 55 €45%
1 month before 45 €78%
2 months earlier 54 €48%
3 months earlier 48 €67%

Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Marseille - Barcelona. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Marseille - Barcelona 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 45% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Marseille - Barcelona with 2 months in advance you save up to about 48% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 67%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Marseille to Barcelona

Travel by train to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Marseille to Barcelona.

Am I allowed to travel by train from Marseille, France to Barcelona, Spain?

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

What is the status of international entry into Spain from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/21/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Marseille and Barcelona before traveling.

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

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

Is my return train 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/22/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Marseille from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here here.

How many miles is it from Marseille to Barcelona by train?

You should expect to travel around 210 miles (339 km)  between Marseille and Barcelona by train.

Which train station from Marseille to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from Marseille do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Marseille to start your route from including Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille Saint Ch and Marseille-Blancarde. In Barcelona you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Marseille-St-Charles   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Marseille-St-Charles, located approximately 0.5 miles (767 m) from the city center of Marseille. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from its city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Marseille to Barcelona?

When taking a train from Marseille to Barcelona, you can count on Renfe-SNCF for the best way to get you to Barcelona. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Barcelona from Marseille and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there from Marseille to Barcelona a day?

The average number of trains departing Marseille for Barcelona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Marseille-St-Charles is the most popular Marseille 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 Marseille for your trip to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+33 4950491012
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 09: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Marseille-St-Charles
Bus lines: 521, 52, 56, 82S, 533, 582, 33, 34, 49, 50, 51
Metro lines: M1, M2
Train lines: TGV, iDTGV, OUIGO, TGV Lyria, Eurostar, Thalys