How to travel from Cologne to Marseille

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Travel Information from Cologne to Marseille

distanceDistance531 miles (857 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$57 - $263
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $57 (€49) • 18 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $263 (€227) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or TGV

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 531 miles (857 km) between Cologne and Marseille. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or TGV among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Marseille.

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from Cologne to Marseille

How to get from Cologne to Marseille by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Cologne to Marseille is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
03:00PM18h30
Köln, Flughafen
09:30AMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$1441One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixBus
06:40PM23h30
Köln, Flughafen
06:10PMMarseille
$1271One-way
2 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa Cityline
08:40AM4h20
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
01:00PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$12371One-way
1 transfer
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
09:42AM11h32
Cologne Hbf
09:14PMMarseille Saint-Charles
$2701One-way
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:42AM9h32
Cologne Hbf
09:14PMMarseille Saint-Charles
$2771One-way
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:42AM14h06
Cologne Hbf
11:48PMMarseille Saint-Charles
$2751One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
04:14PM28h16
Cologne Hbf
08:30PMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$1311One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
06:40PM23h05
Köln, Flughafen
05:45PMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$1521One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
12:05AM18h15
Köln, Flughafen
06:20PMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$1761One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
06:00AM7h00
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
01:00PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$8001One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
06:05PM25h15
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
07:20PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$7571One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
06:25AM6h20
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
12:45PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$9691One-way
2 transfers

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Find the best route between Cologne and Marseille with TGV, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel to Marseille from Cologne in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel to Marseille from Cologne, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Marseille

      FAQs: Travel to Marseille 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 Cologne to Marseille.
      FAQs

      There are 3 ways to get from Cologne to Marseille: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Marseille is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $57 (€49) compared to other travel options to Marseille:

      A bus is $206 (€178) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $263 (€227) from Cologne to Marseille.

      Taking a bus costs $19 (€17) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $76 (€66).

      The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Marseille is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 18 h 5 min of travel time.

      Train takes 8 h 51 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 531 miles (857 km) from Cologne to Marseille.

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Marseille is:

      • 1 train a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cologne to Marseille as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Marseille:

      • Most travelers take a bus from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) to Marseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles.
      • Most travelers board their plane from Cologne Bonn Airport and arrive in Marseille Provence Airport.
      • Most travelers board their train from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Marseille Saint-Charles.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Marseille:

      • You can take a bus from Cologne to Marseille with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or BlaBlaCar. Cheap tickets can be found for $57 (€49) with FlixBus from Cologne to Marseille.
      • You can travel to Marseille from Cologne by flight with Lufthansa Cityline (2), Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, CityJet or Austrian Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $263 (€227) with Lufthansa from Cologne to Marseille.
      • You can travel from Cologne to Marseille by train with TGV, TGV INOUI or Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $245 (€212) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Marseille.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Marseille with the following travel companies:

      • You can take a direct bus with.
      • You can take a direct flight with.
      • You can take a direct train with.

      Direct services to Marseille tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

      Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Marseille? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Marseille usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Lyon or Milan. If you're looking to explore Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Lyon or Milan from Marseille, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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