Fastest journey3hr 5m
The fastest high-speed TGV trains travel non-stop from Paris to Marseille in just 3 hrs 6 mins. Most trains make two stops along the way, extending the journey time by about 15 minutes. This is France’s premier high-speed rail route. A journey which used to take the best part of a day can now be completed in a morning.
The route cuts south-east from Paris through the chalklands of the Île de France, skirting Burgundy and crossing the River Rhône east of Lyon. Almost before you know it, your train is in Provence. The last half hour of the journey has great views of the landscapes celebrated in the paintings of Cézanne.
Bookings for this route usually open three months in advance. However, during summer the booking horizon is usually extended so it's possible to book earlier. The cheapest tickets are available when bookings first open.
Paris to Marseille
There are 12 direct fast TGV trains each day from Paris to Marseille, with up to three extra services on peak travel days. Trains to Marseille depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station, often stopping at Avignon TGV and Aix-en-Provence TGV along the way. 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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- From Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille from £4.50
- From Monaco-Monte-Carlo from £19.00
- From Aubagne from £4.00
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