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The port of Marseille is the most important transport hub on the Mediterranean coast of France. The main train station, Marseille-St-Charles, enjoys excellent connections with provincial cities across France, with regular departures for Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Nice and Strasbourg. Fast TGV trains take just over three hours for the 750-km journey from Paris to Marseille.

On 1 May 2015, Eurostar launched its new direct train from London to Marseille. It is the first time that there have ever been direct scheduled trains from England to the shores of the Mediterranean. This service runs five times weekly in mid-summer, but less often at other times of year. Winter services on the route are sparse.

There are other useful international services, including several trains each day to Brussels and direct services to Switzerland (Basel and Geneva), Italy (Genoa and Milan), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid) and Germany (Baden Baden, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt-am-Main). Throw in the new direct Eurostar service to London and it’s easy to see why Marseille is a key stop on many itineraries through southern France.

Most visitors to Marseille focus on the Old Town with its historic port district – which is called the Vieux Port. Spend a day or two lingering in and around the old fish market and the waterfront which boasts a fine range of cafés and seafood restaurants. Culture vultures make for the striking new Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM). With boat trips out to the islands in the bay and excursions east from the city along the rocky limestone coast, Marseille makes a perfect base for a few days exploring western Provence. The city is also a good jumping off point for excursions into the Alps, with direct regional train services to Gap and Briancon.

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Frankfurt am Main to Marseille by train

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Genoa to Marseille by train

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Valence to Marseille by train

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Narbonne to Marseille by train

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Lyon to Marseille by train

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Hyères to Marseille by train

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Bordeaux to Marseille by train

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Toulon to Marseille by train

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Geneva to Marseille by train

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Avignon to Marseille by train

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Cassis to Marseille by train

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Vitrolles to Marseille by train

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Toulouse to Marseille by train

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Marseille by train

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Dijon to Marseille by train

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Villefontaine to Marseille by train

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Ashford to Marseille by train

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Ashford to Marseille by train

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Nice to Marseille by train

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Strasbourg to Marseille by train

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Bourg-en-Bresse to Marseille by train

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Turin to Marseille by train

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Salon-de-Provence to Marseille by train

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Grenoble to Marseille by train

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Paris to Marseille by train

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Nîmes to Marseille by train

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Lille to Marseille by train

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Miramas to Marseille by train

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Ebbsfleet to Marseille by train

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Marne la Vallee to Marseille by train

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Ventimiglia to Marseille by train

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Cannes to Marseille by train

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Saint-Raphaël to Marseille by train

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London to Marseille by train

from £54.00

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London to Marseille by train

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Carcassonne to Marseille by train

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Monaco Monte Carlo to Marseille by train

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Béziers to Marseille by train

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Perpignan to Marseille by train

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Madrid to Marseille by train

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Brussels to Marseille by train

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Antibes to Marseille by train

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Milan to Marseille by train

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Arles to Marseille by train

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Rome to Marseille by train

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Aix-en-Provence to Marseille by train

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Montpellier to Marseille by train

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Barcelona to Marseille by train

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