Milan 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 $32.29
  2. 30 day advance $70.16
  3. 7 day advance $78.69
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 21m
  • Distance
    388 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Milan to Marseille by train

Fast trains from Milan to Marseille take around 7 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 388 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Milan and Marseille.

1. Are there direct trains from Milan to Marseille?

Direct trains from Milan to Marseille have been found.

We usually find around 3 direct trains on the route from Milan to Marseille every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Milan to Marseille train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Marseille is usually scheduled to depart Milan around 11:10 and the last train is around 15:10. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Milan to Marseille train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Milan to Marseille are $32.29.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $70 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $78. 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 Milan 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 Milan to Marseille by train.

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Which train companies operate between Milan and Marseille?

Thello is the train company that operates on the route from Milan to Marseille.

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

Marseille to Milan by train

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Thello EuroCity

Taking the train from Milan to Marseille became even easier with the launch in late 2014 of a new direct Thello service linking the two cities. The direct train leaves Milan mid-afternoon, arriving into Marseille late evening. This train runs daily for much of the year, but just twice or thrice weekly in the winter period (late November to mid-March). If you wish to travel earlier in the day, there are plenty of alternative options. The best of these in terms of scenery and travel time require just one change of train in Nice.

The train heads south-west from Milan to reach the coast of Liguria at Genoa. From here the entire journey to Marseille broadly follows the Mediterranean coast. You’ll cross the Italian-French border between Ventimiglia and Menton. Not long after entering France, you’ll very briefly traverse the territory of the Principality of Monaco. For the best of the sea views, grab a seat on the left side of the train.

Milan to Marseille-St-Charles

Whether you use the direct Thello EuroCity train from Milan to Marseille or select an itinerary requiring a single change of train in Nice, your journey will start at Milan Centrale station. The direct service makes 17 intermediate stops on the journey. These include Genoa, Sanremo, Monaco Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes and Cannes. This journey thus takes in most of the celebrated Riviera resorts. 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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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.