If there are changes in your route, make sure you always have enough time to walk from one platform to the other and never forget the possibility of delay that could make you miss the second train.
For short distances like between Lyon and Marseille, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.
What are the departure and arrival stations in Lyon and Marseille?
You can take the train to Marseille at Lyon Perrache or LYON PART DIEU, which arrives at MARSEILLE ST CHARLES, PICON BUSSERINE, STE MARTHE EN PROVENCE or ST JOSEPH LE-CASTELLAS.
Travelling by train to Marseille from Lyon: how many daily connections are there?
If you want to travel from Lyon to Marseille by train, there are 37 available connections per day. The main part of these connections, that is to say 26 routes, include one or many changes and the rest, that is to say 10 routes, are direct lines. Thus, selecting a ticket with an indirect line could be more efficient if you want to reach Marseille at the last minute especially if there are too few connections even though the trip is longer. Despite that, please take a ticket for a direct line if you do not want any change
How long does it take from Lyon to Marseille and when do the trains leave?
With the fastest connections you will be in Marseille in 2 hours and 12 minutes, but on average it takes 2 hours and 14 minutes. The first train headed to Marseille is at 07:01, while the last one leaves Lyon at 20:02.