How to travel from Lyon to Marseille

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Travel Information between Lyon and Marseille

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$12 - $154
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $154 (€133) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or TGV INOUI

Travel 171 miles (275 km) by train, bus or flight between Lyon and Marseille. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Marseille.

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from Lyon to Marseille

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
09:25AM4h20
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
01:45PMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$411One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
01:30PM4h40
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
06:10PMMarseille
$351One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air France Hop
08:40PM0h55
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
09:35PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$6051One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TER
07:20AM3h48
Lyon Part Dieu
11:08AMMarseille Saint-Charles
$721One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TER
12:20PM3h52
Lyon Part Dieu
04:12PMMarseille Saint-Charles
$721One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:06AM1h40
Lyon Part Dieu
10:46AMMarseille Saint-Charles
$861One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
07:10AM4h30
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
11:40AMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$381One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:30PM5h15
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
06:45PMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$351One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:30AM4h15
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
03:45PMMarseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
$451One-way
0 transfers
Air France
10:20AM4h20
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
02:40PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$4371One-way
1 transfer
Air France
10:20AM5h15
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
03:35PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$4371One-way
1 transfer
Air France
10:20AM3h45
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
02:05PMMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)
$6921One-way
1 transfer

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How to get from Lyon to Marseille

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lyon to Marseille, 51,06% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Lyon to Marseille and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Airlines and Bus from Lyon to Marseille

BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France and FlixBus will get you to Marseille from Lyon at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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.

    Air France is France's leading airline offering flights within and outside Europe; you can choose different ticket types for your travel between Lyon and Marseille including: Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business.

      FAQs: Travel from Lyon 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 Lyon to Marseille.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel from Lyon to Marseille including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Marseille from Lyon is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€10).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Lyon to Marseille:

      Taking a bus costs $142 (€123) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $154 (€133) for the same trip.

      A bus is $22 (€19) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Lyon to Marseille costing on average $34 (€29).

      The fastest way from Lyon to Marseille is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Marseille that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 3 h 30 min of travel time.

      Train takes on average 1 h 42 min.

      The Lyon to Marseille distance is around 171 miles (275 km).

      The average frequency per day from Lyon to Marseille is:

      • Around 12 buses per day.
      • 12 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lyon 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 Lyon to Marseille:

      • Most travelers take a bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Marseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles.
      • Most travelers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Marseille Provence Airport.
      • Most travelers board their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Marseille Saint-Charles.

      The following travel companies offer services from Lyon to Marseille:

      • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or Movelia for buses to Marseille. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Marseille tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).
      • Travel with Air France for flights to Marseille. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air France Lyon to Marseille tickets on Omio for $246 (€213).
      • TGV INOUI, SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF (3) or Deutsche Bahn can get you to Marseille by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Lyon to Marseille for $34 (€29) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Lyon to Marseille with the following travel companies:

      • Direct buses with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus with 6 direct buses per day.
      • Direct trains with TGV INOUI, SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF (3) or Deutsche Bahn with 12 direct trains per day.

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

      Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Marseille often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Barcelona, Nice or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Marseille and these popular destinations at a great price.
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