Train Marseille → ParisFrom AU$ 38
- Departure station : Marseille st char (Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1)
- Arrival station : Paris gare lyon (Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12)
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Main stations in Marseille and Paris
Marseille Saint Charles Train Station
Address: Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains (Téoz)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Luggage storage, Bank and Currency Exchange, Lockers, Police office and SOS Voyageurs, Travellers’ Aid facility, Air-conditioned waiting room, Tourist Information Point, Assistance for disabled persons, Car Parking, Toilets, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Gare de Lyon Train Station
Address: Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Marseille and Paris
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.
Paris, the capital of France
This is it! You are nearing a visit to the one of the world’s greatest cities, Paris! The capital of France is also known as the City of Light. This enchanting city, at the crossroads of cultures, is the capital of fashion and home to world highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Avenue des Champs Elysées, to name but a few. In terms of architectural beauty, art history, events, gastronomy and sheer extravagance, Paris is a milestone ahead of any other city on earth.
Beyond the highlights of the city, Paris is the ideal place to discover the French art de vivre. Take a seat in a café and simply enjoy the scene in front of you: locals shopping fresh food from authentic markets, people taking their time for lunch which usually lasts more than an hour, women and men who are well groomed in a simple yet fashionable way… Simple things that make life much more enjoyable.
When it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Indeed, Paris has a wealth of restaurants serving specialities from every corner of the world. And of course you don’t come to this amazing city without having a morning croissant, lunch in a neighbourhood bistro or dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurants if you wish to have a treat.
Paris has one of the world’s most extensive public transport systems. You can take a taxi if you are not much of an adventurer, but that would be a pity! Metro (subway or underground), buses and city bicycles are much more fun and are very easy to use, even for beginners. Go to any metro station and ask the RATP staff to help you out with the best ticket option. Don’t forget to ask for a free tourist map.
It takes more than a couple of days to discover Paris, but you can plan your visit according to our 3-day itinerary to see the best of the City of Light.
Reviews & ratings Marseille - Paris
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
we took the TGV to save a drive from Marseilles to Charles De Gaulle airport for the trip home, much more relaxing
Overall we rate the TGV experience and service very highly.The trains were very clean, comfortable and frequent.Our only suggestion to improve the service for first time users would be for signage indicating the exact spot on the platform to board the TGV trains, as this is not necessarily the same as for other trains.
Marseille staition was lacking in customer amenities (eg coffee shops) but the train trip itself was hassle free and the taxi driver in Paris wasn't rude. A pleasant way to get to Paris.
On time, plenty of space, very efficient. Love the Swiss train system.
Travelled to Marseille to begin our journey around Provence and found our train trip relaxing and enjoyed the scenery flying past the window. Worth while travelling 1st class as extremely comfortable. Food not so good but comfort and ease of travel made the trip a delight.
Probably underutilised Eurail pass but convenience factor was main drawcard. Main issue was lack of luggage space, particularly as train was well patronised.
Beats flying! Some lovely scenery, comfortable seats, toilets and buffet close by. Went 2nd class which was fine. TGV is a long train so advise get to the platform (voie) as soon as its number is announced on the electronic board at the station (usually 20 mins beforehand) so you have time to find your carriage number as they have a weird numbering system. The number is not the big one painted on the train but is in a square glass panel to the left of the door. Bought our tickets online as soon as they came on sale 3 months before so they were very cheap.
Our experience with rail Europe (TGV) was excellent. The trains were clean, comfortable and on time. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Travelling on the TVG is an experience to be recommended. Other than flying this is the fastest way to move around in Europe. The good thing is that there isn't any security screening and long queues. A very easy way to travel!
After 30 days in France we were returning home. We were travelling to Paris from Provence to stay at an airport hotel overnight. We purchased our tickets early and for a few extra dollars enjoyed travel in the TGV first class. The seats were very comfortable and spacious and the scenery beautiful. The only drawback was the very limited catering on offer. The standard was not high which seemed surprising for a country like France. However rail is easier than air travel and the experience was excellent.
Everything about this trip was excellent. However, having to print tickets is not very modern. We have been travelling and booked online, but then had to find an internet cafe to print our tickets. There needs to be a mobile phone version.
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.
We went on a day trip to Marseille from Paris September 21013. No problems with the ticketing or the service on the train. Twenty minutes prior to travel the platform is on the TV monitors and the rest is a seamless process. Late back to Paris due to an accident earlier on the line. TGV policy is to provide food when there are > a 30 minute delay. A great excperience.