Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Marseille (or Marseilles) is France's second largest city, situated on the Mediterranean coast. The city boasts France's largest commercial port.

Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles is the city's principal railway station, offering regional services to destinations including Nice, Montpellier and Bordeaux. The station is also a terminus for the TGV, linking the city with Paris in a journey time of three hours.

The city itself benefits from an extensive public transport system, with the Marseille Metro operated by the Regie des transports de Marseille (RTM).

How to get to Marseille from
Route 1:

The high-speed TGV service from Lille Europe to Nice takes around 7-8 hours, passing through the whole length of the French countryside.

There are only two services a day in either direction. A more frequent alternative journey, Paris - Nice (TGV) is also available, but can be a little more inconvenient than the Lille - Nice option if you are coming from a connecting train due to the cross-city Metro change at Paris.

Route 2:

The high-speed TGV service from Paris to Nice and Ventimiglia takes around 6 hours, passing through almost the whole length of the French countryside. An alternative journey, Lille - Nice (TGV) is also available, but generally terminates at Nice. The direct service to Ventimiglia doesn't run as often as services terminating at Nice, as shown in the Timetables section.