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Madrid to Marseille by train
Fastest journey7hr 55m
Trains per day1
Avg. journey time8hr 1m
Travelling from Madrid to Marseille by train
Fast trains from Madrid to Marseille take around 7 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 818 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Marseille.
1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Marseille?
Direct trains from Madrid to Marseille have been found.
We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Madrid to Marseille every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Marseille?
The Madrid to Marseille train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Madrid to Marseille train times and schedule?
On weekdays the only direct train to Marseille is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 13:25. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Madrid to Marseille train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Marseille are $38.40.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $167 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $175. 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 Madrid to Marseille train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Madrid to Marseille by train.
Which train companies operate between Madrid and Marseille?
More than one train company operates on the route from Madrid to Marseille, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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The new direct train from Madrid to Marseille has given a boost to business and leisure travel between the two cities. If the timings of the direct train do not suit your schedule there are further options which normally require a change of train at both Barcelona Sants and Narbonne, adding in total about an hour to the overall journey time.
The direct service to Marseille from Madrid is run by Spanish rail operator RENFE, using high-speed AVE trains. The first part of the journey is a fast dash from Madrid through Barcelona to Perpignan in France. Thereafter the pace slows as the train cruises through Languedoc to reach Marseille.
Madrid to Marseille-St-Charles
The journey from Madrid to Marseille starts at Puerta de Atocha station in the Spanish capital. The direct AVE service makes 11 intermediate stops. There is much good scenery on this route, with some particularly fine views of the Languedoc coast on the stretch between Perpignan and Montpellier. 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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