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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £45.50
  2. 30 day advance £108.50
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    4hr 51m
  1. It is very easy to travel by train from Brussels to Marseille, with four or five direct trains serving this route each day and a journey time of 5 hrs 20 mins. The majority of the trains are TGVs run by French rail operator SNCF, but some services during summer are operated by Thalys. If the timing of the direct trains from Brussels to Marseille does not suit your schedule, there are additional options requiring a change of train at Lille Europe or Lyon Part Dieu.

    The route goes south-west from Brussels through Picardie and then skirts the eastern edge of Paris. After that it’s a quick journey south through Burgundy to cross the River Rhône east of Lyon. Almost before you know it, your train is in Provence. The last half hour of the journey offers fine views of the landscapes celebrated in the paintings of Cézanne.

    Bookings for this journey usually open three months prior to travel. However, the booking horizon may be extended during summer so tickets are available further in advance. The cheapest tickets are available when bookings first open.


    Bruxelles-Midi to Marseille-St-Charles

    Trains to Marseille leave from Brussels Midi station, taking 5 hrs 20 mins for the journey to the Riviera. The TGV services all stop at Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV, Lyon Part Dieu and Avignon TGV. The summer-season Thalys services on this route run non-stop from Brussels to Valence and then stop twice more on their journey to Marseille. Whether you take a TGV or Thalys train, arrival in Marseille is at St-Charles station, from where it is just a 10-minute walk through the Quartier Belsunce to the old port.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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