Train Marseille → Lyon
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Marseille and Lyon
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Travel inspiration in Marseille and Lyon
The oldest city of France, with its new cultural attractions, is the hotspot Mediterranean destination. Basked in a mild weather all year round, Marseille will charm you with its old village atmosphere, its fishing port and typical local cuisine.
Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. You can enjoy a show in the beautiful National Opera which offers prestigious ballets all year round.
Reviews & ratings Marseille - Lyon
This was a local transfer to get to the fast train. All went well, platform easy to find, train left on time. Only thing to be aware of is there are three steps to get on the train. Can be tricky with bags by yourself.
This is a fast train
Probably underutilised Eurail pass but convenience factor was main drawcard. Main issue was lack of luggage space, particularly as train was well patronised.
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The train service was reasonably comfortable and efficient despite the slashed seats and grafitti.
The train service was comfortable and efficient.
Everything was great, even my allocated seat (a single seat). The only issue that has to be improved in future is the actual ticket: my PDF file of the ticket had a coach number re-written by the seat number. It took some extra effort to extract my booking (which was not easy) to see the coach number and print a new ticket. My actual journey was excellent.
The trip was very good and extremely comfortable. My only complaint is the confusion at the station. The 1st trip was late and then everyone poured onto the platform and into the trains. It was not clear as to which carriage we were to travel and by the time I found the right one, my partner and i were in different carriages.It would have been helpful if the carriages were numbered better.
We had the tickets, but I was concerned that I had to do more with them, get them stamped or something, but information told me I was good to just board and use them. With these trains, you just wait in the area near the platforms (voies) and wait until the boards show which one your train will board from. Then there is a mad rush as everyone heads down a platform and onto a train. If you're coach 12, that can be a long way down the platform. Good smooth travel, quiet and fast.
My husband and I along with our two young children had a wonderful trip. We found it to be a very relaxing way to travel and you are able to really enjoy the scenery along the way.
The train was comfortable and clean. It was a convenient way to travel.
The only real problem is when booking the tickets we wanted to book only to Lyon Part Dieu but the system wouldn't let me, not knowing the stops involved I ended up at Perrache and then had to taxi to where I was staying,just down the road from Part Dieu, it would help if the system gave you a drop down menu of the stops involved when booking otherwise, the trip was without incident, seats are comfortable enough, getting on and off the train is a bit awkward with luggage when you are not as young as you used to be, it is a great way to get around and you see parts of the country side you might otherwise not see.
I had booked 1st class as good value only a little more than 2nd class and worthwhile as had only arrived from long haul flight day before. Very comfortable and cafe on train a welcome respite. Toilets nice and clean and plenty of luggage space. Enjoyed the good fast journey. French trains always on time.