Trains to Marseille

London to Marseille Train

Two-bag allowanceand no weight restrictions
Arrive in the centre of Marseillerelaxed and ready to explore
Sit back, relaxand enjoy the views

Travel from London to Marseille and enjoy a perfect mix of city break and beach holiday. Although we can’t take you there directly for the foreseeable future, you can still get to Marseille by taking a Eurostar train to Paris or Lille and changing on to a connecting TGV InOui train.

As we’re a member of Railteam, you’ll have the peace of mind that you can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature if you face delays en route. If you miss your TGV InOui connection, you can hop on the next available train with no extra charge.



Take the train to Marseille

Rendez-vous at St Pancras International at the recommended arrival time shown on your ticket for security and passport checks. Once on board, stretch out in our roomy seats and enjoy the view as we whizz you to France.

You’ll need to change train in Paris or Lille onto a direct train to Marseille.

In Paris, it’s a 30-minute transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, direct on RER line D. Check our page Connecting in Paris for more information.

In Lille, just head up to the departure hall and change platforms. Find more information on how to change trains at Lille Europe here.

What’s on board?

For great value tickets, book a seat in Standard. There’s plenty of leg room and space to move around, and you can curb your hunger at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. In Standard Premier and Business Premier, we’ll serve a meal en route at your spacious and comfortable seat.

If you’re a Standard Premier or Business Premier traveller who is hopping on a TGV InOui in Paris, you can sit in First Class for the second part of your journey. So sit back, relax and enjoy watching the scenery pass by.


Arriving at Marseille Saint-Charles

TGV trains arrive at the city’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.

On the return journey

Board your train at Marseille Saint-Charles.

You’ll need to go through security and passport control before boarding your Eurostar train at Paris Gare du Nord or Lille-Europe. Please check your ticket for the recommended arrival time so you arrive at our Eurostar stations in plenty of time to go through these checks.


London to Marseille

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.