Train Paris → MarseilleFrom AU$ 39
- Departure station : Paris gare lyon (Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12)
- Arrival station : Marseille st char (Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1)
Main stations in Paris and Marseille
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.
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.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Marseille
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.
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.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Marseille
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.
We made three train reservations for travel in France recently. From Paris to Brive la Gaillarde, from Toulouse to Marseille, and from Marseille to Paris. Easy to book with RailEurope. We had two sets of tickets mailed and downloaded the other. In the case of the downloaded tickets, some of the printing was iprinted over, making the coach number unreadable. This could have been an inconvenience on the platform! So we emailed RailEurope who helpfully gave us the information needed before we left Australia. Many thanks...smooth travels.
rail europe great for organizing train travel in a overseas country ,economy train travel very enjoyable and comfortable.
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.
Rail Europe has always been excellent in all my travels I've had through them. I cannot say anything bad about them as they have always delivered exactly what I have asked of them. Well done Rail Europe!
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.
As aways train travel was good. A grumpy conductor and 2 out of operation toilets were a setback but overall the trip was relaxing and very enjoyable. The scenery was great and it all ran to schedule.
After travelling throughout Europe last year and recently, my husband and I have been extremely happy and impressed by the high speed rail system in Europe. The system is highly efficient, trains arriving on time, very comfortable and clean, arriving at your destination feeling very relaxed, not having had to wait at airports for hours and needing to go through tedious check-ins etc. Prices for tickets are very reasonable considering all of these reasons. We would highly recommend this mode of travel.
Used Eurostar 1, TGV 3 times on trip - comfortable, excellent value, fast, great value for money
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.
Couldn't ask fro a better way to travel. Comfortable fast and effecient
Even though you pay extra for first class it is not that much better. Trip goes quickly and quite comfortable. Wifi could be something to make time pass by but you won't find it on board. The stations are not very organised. In Marseille the lifts did not work and neither did one of the escalators. Good luck if you're disabled or have lots of heavy luggage.
This was a lovely train journey through Regional France. My husband and I both enjoyed the experience. The train was spotless, and the staff very helpful..