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Lyon to Marseille by bus

The journey from Lyon to Marseille by bus is 171.61 mi and takes 5 hr 28 min. There are 77 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:05 AM and the last at 10:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Marseille by bus for as little as $9.23 or as much as $111.42. The best price for this journey is $9.23.

Lowest Price$9.23
Journey Duration5 hr 28 min
Connection per Day77
Lowest Price$9.23
Highest Price$111.42
First Departure12:05 AM
Last Departure10:45 PM
Distance171.61 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalMarseille
CarriersTER, FlixBus DACH GmbHMore

Lyon to Marseille Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Lyon to Marseille?

Prices will vary when you travel from Lyon to Marseille. On average, though, you'll pay about $37.40 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $9.23, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Lyon to Marseille vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $37.40. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How much time will it take to go from Lyon to Marseille by bus?

Traveling from Lyon to Marseille by bus will usually take 5 hr 28 min. This journey covers a distance of 171.61 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 5 hr 28 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Lyon and Marseille by bus usually takes 5 hr 28 min to cover a distance of 171.61 mi. The shortest journey from Lyon to Marseille will take you 2 hr 52 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Marseille quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many journeys from Lyon to Marseille take place each day?

If you want to get from Lyon to Marseille, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 77 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 26 direct journeys between Lyon and Marseille. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 51 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lyon to Marseille. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Lyon to Marseille
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Marseille.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Marseille, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lyon to Marseille.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $9.01 to $20.74 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 57% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Lyon to Marseille

The cheapest Lyon - Marseille bus tickets can be found for as low as $11.01 if you’re lucky, or $15.31 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $20.25.

Find the best day to travel to Marseille by bus

When travelling to Marseille by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Intercités is a train service offered by SNCF. Intercités trains operate on regional, national, and international routes, connecting cities and towns within France as well as with neighboring countries. Unlike the high-speed TGV trains, Intercités trains have a more traditional feel and offer a scenic way to travel and explore the country. Sleep on board an Intercités train is possible through the "Intercités de nuit" offer, which includes the option to reserve a reclining seat or berth.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Marseille

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS, OUIGO and TER when traveling from Lyon to Marseille.

Second Class - The Essential

The Essential is a second class ticket, offers a cost-effective solution for those seeking basic comfort during their journey. Moreover, this ticket is exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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First Class-The Comfort

The Comfort is a first class ticket, offers a premium level of comfort and amenities. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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INTERCITÉS Pro

If you opt for the INTERCITÉS Pro option, you will have access to full flexibility and the Grand Voyageur service for select destinations. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train, and up to 2 hours post-departure, given specific conditions
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Complimentary WiFi service is provided for you on select INTERCITÉS routes, notably Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux, and Paris-Briançon. For those travelling overnight, WiFi connectivity is assured on the Paris-Nice and Paris-Briançon routes.
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INTERCITÉS trains come equipped with standard E.U. two-point plug sockets. Plug in and power up!
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On INTERCITÉS trains, you have the freedom to bring along any luggage you wish, be it a suitcase, overnight bag, or backpack. Just ensure each item doesn't exceed 130cm in height or 90cm in width. Remember to label all your belongings for easy identification. While you can bring as much as you can handle, ensure everything is securely stored, prioritizing the comfort and safety of everyone onboard. Keep smaller items nearby, like under your seat, and place bigger pieces in designated areas or along the aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, INTERCITÉS offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy our at-seat food and drink service. The 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' menu showcases quality local products. Look for this service on routes like Paris-Clermont-Ferrance and Bordeaux-Marseille, as well as select overnight journeys.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All INTERCITÉS trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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On Intercités trains, non-folding bikes require a €10 registration fee at the time of booking. Meanwhile, folding bikes in appropriate bags are welcome onboard at no extra cost, as long as its dimensions don't exceed 130 x 90 cm when folded. Bikes, whether folding or not, can be taken on some Intercités trains without a reservation for free. However, while most trains offer free bike storage, be aware that on the Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon lines, a €5 fee is charged.
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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TER, Alsa and FlixBus from Lyon to Marseille
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Marseille by bus.
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Lyon to Marseille CO2 Emissions by Bus

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19.33kg
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20.71kg
Flight
55.24kg
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44.19kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Lyon to Marseille?
A bus ticket from Lyon to Marseille is $37.40. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $9.23.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Lyon to Marseille?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Marseille is $9.23. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lyon and Marseille by bus?
Lyon to Marseille is 171.61 mi.
How long does the bus between Lyon and Marseille take?
Lyon to Marseille is on average 5 hr 28 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 52 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Marseille?
The bus journey from Lyon to Marseille is covered by 11 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER, FlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixBus Polska sp. z.o.o., Alsa, Renfe, FlixBus France S.A.R.L., FlixBus, INTERCITÉS, TGV inOui, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus and TGV.
How many bus connections per day go from Lyon to Marseille?
Lyon to Marseille has 77 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Lyon to Marseille leave?
The earliest bus from Lyon to Marseille departs at 12:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Lyon to Marseille depart?
The latest bus from Lyon to Marseille departs at 10:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lyon to Marseille in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $9.23 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Lyon to Marseille?
There are on average 26 direct connection(s) from Lyon to go to Marseille.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Marseille by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Lyon and Marseille is 2 hr 52 min.
Is there a direct bus from Lyon to Marseille?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Lyon and Marseille.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Marseille by bus?
The bus journey from Lyon to Marseille creates 20.71kg of CO2 emissions.

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