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Prices explained

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 $36.67
  2. 30 day advance $68.93
  3. 7 day advance $86.33
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    7hr 21m
  1. Taking the train from Milan to Marseille became even easier with the launch in late 2014 of a new direct Thello service linking the two cities. The direct train leaves Milan mid-afternoon, arriving into Marseille late evening. This train runs daily for much of the year, but just twice or thrice weekly in the winter period (late November to mid-March). The journey time is 7 hrs 20 mins. If you wish to travel earlier in the day, there are plenty of alternative options. The best of these in terms of scenery and travel time require just one change of train in Nice.

    The train heads south-west from Milan to reach the coast of Liguria at Genoa. From here the entire journey to Marseille broadly follows the Mediterranean coast. You’ll cross the Italian-French border between Ventimiglia and Menton. Not long after entering France, you’ll very briefly traverse the territory of the Principality of Monaco. For the best of the sea views, grab a seat on the left side of the train.

    Bookings for this route normally open four months in advance of travel. To get the cheapest fares on the direct Thello trains (called 'Smart'), it is worth booking as soon as tickets go on sale.


    Milan to Marseille-St-Charles

    Whether you use the direct Thello EuroCity train from Milan to Marseille or select an itinerary requiring a single change of train in Nice, your journey will start at Milan Centrale station. The direct service makes 17 intermediate stops on the journey. These include Genoa, Sanremo, Monaco Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes and Cannes. This journey thus takes in most of the celebrated Riviera resorts. 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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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