Brussels to Marseille by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $92.24
  2. 30 day advance $228.52
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 51m
  • Distance
    842 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Brussels to Marseille by train

Fast trains from Brussels to Marseille take around 4 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 842 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Marseille.

1. Are there direct trains from Brussels to Marseille?

Direct trains from Brussels to Marseille have been found.

We usually find around 12 direct trains on the route from Brussels to Marseille every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Brussels to Marseille?

The Brussels to Marseille train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Brussels to Marseille train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Marseille is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 06:09 and the last train is around 12:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 06:27, and the last at 16:17.

What's the Brussels to Marseille train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Brussels to Marseille are $92.24.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $228 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $139. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Brussels to Marseille train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 7 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brussels to Marseille by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brussels and Marseille?

More than one train company operates on the route from Brussels to Marseille, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Marseille to Brussels by train

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TGV or Thalys

It is very easy to travel by train from Brussels to Marseille, with direct trains serving this route each day. The majority of the trains are TGVs run by French rail operator SNCF, but some services during summer are operated by Thalys. If the timing of the direct trains from Brussels to Marseille does not suit your schedule, there are additional options requiring a change of train at Lille Europe or Lyon Part Dieu.

The route goes south-west from Brussels through Picardie and then skirts the eastern edge of Paris. After that it’s a quick journey south through Burgundy to cross the River Rhône east of Lyon. Almost before you know it, your train is in Provence. The last half hour of the journey offers fine views of the landscapes celebrated in the paintings of Cézanne.

Bruxelles-Midi to Marseille-St-Charles

Trains to Marseille leave from Brussels Midi station for the journey to the Riviera. The TGV services all stop at Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV, Lyon Part Dieu and Avignon TGV. The summer-season Thalys services on this route run non-stop from Brussels to Valence and then stop twice more on their journey to Marseille. Whether you take a TGV or Thalys train, arrival in Marseille is at St-Charles station, from where it is just a 10-minute walk through the Quartier Belsunce to the old port.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.