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 Part Dieu or Lyon Perrache, which arrives at Marseille Saint-Charles, Vitrolles Aéroport MP, Saint-Joseph Le Castellas, Marseille Blancarde, Picon Busserine, MARSEILLE or ST JOSEPH LE-CASTELLAS.
Travelling by train to Marseille from Lyon: how many daily connections are there?
If you need to travel to Marseille from Lyon please know that there are 40 train connections every day. Please know that there exist 20 direct lines versus 19 routes with at least one change. Therefore, considering choosing a ticket for a direct line seems to be the best option if your priority is to stay in the same train for the whole trip. Yet, choosing a trip including a change is sometimes more efficient although it is longer especially if there are too few connections and if you look for a ticket at the last minute.
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 30 minutes, but on average it takes 2 hours and 53 minutes. The first train headed to Marseille is at 07:12, while the last one leaves Lyon at 22:09.