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Travel Information to Lyon from Marseille

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$11 - $154
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $154 (€133) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or TGV INOUI

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

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from Marseille to Lyon

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
09:00AM3h55
Marseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
12:55PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$241One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
07:55AM4h25
Marseille
12:20PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air France Hop
02:25PM0h55
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
03:20PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$3121One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TGV
06:36AM1h44
Marseille Saint-Charles
08:20AMLyon Part Dieu
$641One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:34AM1h46
Marseille Saint-Charles
09:20AMLyon Part Dieu
$771One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
06:36AM1h44
Marseille Saint-Charles
08:20AMLyon Part Dieu
$771One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:15AM4h05
Marseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
12:20PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$261One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:30AM4h50
Marseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
12:20PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$201One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
07:05AM4h45
Marseille, Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
11:50AMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$261One-way
0 transfers
Air France
01:45PM8h55
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
10:40PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$3571One-way
1 transfer
Air France
01:30PM9h10
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
10:40PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$3571One-way
1 transfer
Air France
08:50AM4h25
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
01:15PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$3941One-way
1 transfer

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How to get from Marseille to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Marseille to Lyon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 51,30% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Marseille to Lyon. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Airlines and Bus from Marseille to Lyon

You can travel by travel between Marseille and Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

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

      FAQs: Travel from Marseille to Lyon

      FAQs: Travel to Lyon 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 Lyon.
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      You can get between Marseille and Lyon 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel between Marseille and Lyon is a bus with an average price of $11 (€10).

      This is compared to other travel options from Marseille to Lyon:

      A bus is $143 (€124) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Marseille to Lyon costing on average $154 (€133).

      A bus is $14 (€12) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Marseille to Lyon costing on average $25 (€22).

      The quickest way to travel to Lyon from Marseille is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes 3 h 40 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 1 h 42 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 171 miles (275 km) between Marseille and Lyon.

      The average frequency per day from Marseille to Lyon is:

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

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

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

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

      • You can go to Lyon from Marseille by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or Movelia. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $11 (€10) with FlixBus from Marseille to Lyon on Omio.
      • You can go to Lyon from Marseille by plane with Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $248 (€214) with Air France from Marseille to Lyon on Omio.
      • You can take a train from Marseille to Lyon with TGV INOUI, SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF (3). Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€22) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Marseille to Lyon.

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

      • You can find 7 direct buses per day to take to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus.
      • You'll find 12 direct trains a day to Lyon with TGV INOUI, SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF (3).

      Direct services to Lyon 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 trip.

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