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London to Marseille Trains

City or station
City or station
Two-bag allowanceand no weight restrictions
Meals, snacks and drinksavailable in Café Métropole
Sit back, relaxand enjoy the views

IMPORTANT: We’re sorry not to be able to operate our direct Summer service to Lyon South of France for the foreseeable future. Although we can’t take you there directly, you can still get to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille by taking a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris and changing on to a connecting TGV train:

London to Marseille is possible in under 7 hours, connecting through Paris or with a simple change at Lille Europe.

Eurostar is a member of Railteam, which means travellers can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature should they experience any delays or cancellations on their journey, providing peace of mind when connecting between trains.



Trains from London to Marseille

Take the train to Marseille

After an easy 30-minute check-in at St Pancras International, you’ll be off to Marseille from London with Eurostar in comfort and style. Once on board, stretch out in our roomy seats and enjoy the view as we whizz you through France to Marseille in 6 hours 27 minutes.

Our two-bag luggage allowance means no difficult choices when packing, if in doubt just take it with you.

Once on board, stretch out in our roomy seats and enjoy the view as we whizz you through France to Marseille in 6 hours 27 minutes.

On the return journey

Simply board your train in Marseille Saint Charles. You won’t need to check in or arrive 30 minutes before departure because we’ll be doing check-in, security and immigration checks later in the journey at our hub station in Lille. When you arrive in Lille, our on board and station teams will guide you every step of the way.

What’s on board?

For great value tickets with no hidden costs, book your place in Standard class. There’s plenty of legroom and  space  to move around, and you can curb your hunger at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet.

If you travel in Standard Premier, a complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served at your seat, as we speed south to the sunshine.

Arriving at Marseille Saint-Charles

Eurostar trains arrive at Marseille’s centrally-located  Marseille Saint-Charles station.

Head straight to the beach or to your hotel by tram, metro, bus or taxi. If you’re travelling further along the coast to explore the calanques, pick up a rental car.


Marseille, the bad boy of the Riviera

Marseille is the new cool kid on the block - a little bit edgy, a little bit traditional and a lot sun-drenched. Explore the shops and bars then head to Mucem for a culture fix.

What’s on in Marseille?

June-July: Festival de Marseille

July: Jazz des 5 Continents

July: International Film Festival

Oct: Fiesta des Suds music festival


Mucem brings together everything from art and archaeology to history and anthropology, from prehistory to the present day. And all in an amazing building on the Port.


Around Marseille

  • Visit the 16th-century Château d'If, made famous by the Count of Monte Cristo.
  • Hop on a boat trip, hire a kayak or jump in and enjoy the azure waters of the fjord-like Calanques.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Marseille?

Typically, the train journey from London to Marseille takes 6hrs 26mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar?

Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance. 

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket to Marseille?

Eurostar tickets from London to Marseille can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar? 

You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar?

You should get to London St Pancras International 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.

How fast does the Eurostar go between London and Marseille?

Between London and Marseille, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK to go to Marseille?

In addition to our trains from London to Marseille, we also offer tickets to Marseille from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar?

Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here.  

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar?

Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.