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Train Information 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 route 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

Same Day

€103

1 Day in Advance

€103

1 Week in Advance

€94

2 Weeks in Advance

€86

1 Month in Advance

€59

3 Months in Advance

€58

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

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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.
FAQs
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.

Can I enter Spain from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Barcelona from Marseille as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Barcelona, Spain to Marseille, France?

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 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 9/19/21. 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 far is Barcelona from Marseille by train?
The Marseille to Barcelona train distance is approximately 210 miles (339 km).
When traveling by train from Marseille to Barcelona, which train station in Marseille do I depart from and which train station in Barcelona do I arrive in?

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

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

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Marseille-St-Charles and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Barcelona most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can get me from Marseille to Barcelona?
For the route from Marseille to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe-SNCF. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Marseille and Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there to Barcelona from Marseille?
The average number of trains departing Marseille for Barcelona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Marseille
Barcelona
Marseille-St-Charles
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