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Marseille to Lille by train

The journey from Marseille to Lille by train is 519.07 mi and takes 6 hr 34 min. There are 104 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:30 AM and the last at 11:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Marseille to Lille by train for as little as $29.76 or as much as $210.40. The best price for this journey is $29.76.

Lowest Price$29.76
Journey Duration6 hr 34 min
Connection per Day104
Lowest Price$29.76
Highest Price$210.40
First Departure2:30 AM
Last Departure11:05 PM
Distance519.07 mi
DepartureMarseille
ArrivalLille
CarriersINTERCITÉS de nuit, TGV LyriaMore

Marseille to Lille Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lille

The average duration of a train journey from Marseille to Lille is 6 hr 34 min. There are approximately 104 trains connecting Marseille and Lille per day. The cheapest train ticket from Marseille to Lille costs around $29.76.

If you're traveling from Marseille to Lille by train, you'll depart from Marseille Saint Charles train station. This station is connected to Lille-Flandres train station. There might not be a direct connection between all the stations in these two locations, but Virail provides you with both direct routes and transfer services that you can take to reach Lille from Marseille. Moreover, remember to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

The transportation is provided by the railway company SNCF, and there are several types of trains you can take, such as TGV INOUI and OUIGO.

  • TGV is the French high-speed intercity rail service operated by SNCF. Additionally, SNCF offers TGV INOUI, which provides a standard service with an enhanced customer experience, and OUIGO, which is a budget version. If you prefer OUIGO, you can access additional fixed services for an extra fee.
  • You can access the Wi-Fi service with the option of Ouifi or Ouifun on OUIGO, and depending on the service type you choose, the features of your free Wi-Fi on TGV INOUI trains are more advanced.
  • Power outlets are available for a small additional fee on seat selection in OUIGO and are customized according to the service you choose on TGV INOUI.
  • You can select seats. Of course, factors that affect seat selection also impact the price.
  • OUIGO offers two types of baggage options, including the basic fare. It measures 36 x 27 x 15 cm for two carry-on bags or 36 x 27 x 15 cm for one carry-on bag or 55 x 35 x 25 cm for one carry-on bag. Strollers are included in your ticket. For an additional bag or bulky items such as a bicycle, scooter, ski, or musical instrument, you can bring them with you under certain conditions. There is no weight limit for your luggage on TGV INOUI, but you must be able to carry your luggage yourself and label them. You can also bring your bicycle for an additional fee.
  • There is no onboard catering or bar service on OUIGO trains. Many TGV trains have café cars where you can find snacks or drinks, and on TGV INOUI service, you can order from your seat and have it delivered.

The train between Marseille and Lille is one of the best and most comfortable ways to travel to Lille. Moreover, the train is one of the most sustainable modes of transportation for your journeys. After arriving in Lille, you'll find a wide range of activities to enjoy. The city offers something for everyone, with various options for things to do and places to see. A trip to Lille wouldn't be complete without visiting the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, the largest art museum outside of Paris. Another gem to explore is Vieux Lille (Old Lille), the city's historic district. Here, cobblestone streets are lined with Flemish architecture, and an abundance of boutiques, antique shops, and cafes invite you to wander and discover. Enjoy a coffee in a pavement café, sample local specialties like the "moules-frites" (mussels and fries) or the delicious "gaufres fourrées" (filled waffles), and don't forget to try a local beer in one of the many traditional bars in Vieux Lille. A unique mixture of modern and traditional architecture also awaits at the Lille Cathedral (Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille). For those seeking outdoor attractions, the Citadel of Lille, a star-shaped fortress designed by the famed French military engineer Vauban, now serves as a serene public park, perfect for a peaceful stroll or picnic. The Natural History Museum (Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille) is another point of interest, offering intriguing collections of zoology, geology, and ethnography that are sure to fascinate families and natural history enthusiasts alike.

Situated near the Lille-Flandres Train Station are numerous cultural attractions that visitors can explore. Just a short walk from the station, you'll find the Saint Maurice Church (Église Saint-Maurice), a striking Gothic church known for its beautiful stained-glass windows and impressive woodwork. Further enhancing the cultural landscape near Lille-Flandres station is the Lille Opera (Opéra de Lille), a stunning opera house that presents a diverse program of opera, concerts, and ballet performances. A bit further afield, but easily accessible by public transport, is the House of Photography (Maison de la Photographie). This museum houses a remarkable collection of photographic works, appealing to enthusiasts of the medium. Lastly, don't miss the opportunity to explore Gare Saint Sauveur. A quick walk from Lille-Flandres station, this former railway station has been ingeniously converted into a cultural hub, hosting a range of exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events that reflect the vibrant local arts scene.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Marseille to Lille, 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 Marseille to Lille.

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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.

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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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Find the best day to travel to Lille by train

When travelling to Lille by train, 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.

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 de Nuit is a night train service operated by the French national railway company, SNCF. It connects major cities in France and offers overnight travel options for passengers. The trains are equipped with sleeping compartments, reclining seats, and dining cars. Intercités de Nuit combines the advantages of transportation and accommodation, making it a popular and environmentally friendly choice.

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.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

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.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is a joint venture between the French national railway company SNCF and SBB, the Swiss national railway company. TGV Lyria trains operate on several routes between major cities in France and Switzerland, including Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. The trains are known for their high speed, with some routes reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph), making them one of the fastest trains in Europe.

Ticket types and facilities from Marseille to Lille

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO, TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Marseille to Lille.

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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Standard

STANDARD ticket provides an affordable 2nd class journey experience with three levels of exchange and refund flexibility - full, partial, and no flexibility - on all France - Switzerland international routes.
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Standard 1ère

STANDARD 1ÈRE ticket provides a value-for-money first-class journey with flexibility and access to all trains, available on all international routes between France and Switzerland.
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Business 1ère

BUSINESS 1ÈRE caters to passengers seeking a luxurious travel experience, with flexibility, tailored amenities and services, and is available on specific routes during weekdays and select times on Sundays.
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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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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.
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Connect to _WIFI_LYRIA for free WiFi and access the TGV Lyria Portal via your browser.
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A quiet car exclusive to TGV Lyria BUSINESS 1ERE, perfect for focused work or relaxation.
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Carriages are air-conditioned, with air filtered every three minutes and fully refreshed every nine minutes.
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All seats in both classes have 2-pin, 230v power sockets for laptops and mobiles.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you can bring hand luggage that's easy to carry and fits neatly in the designated spaces. This ensures everyone has room for their belongings and can enjoy a smooth ride
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First Class carriages 1 or 11 have 2 seats for passengers with reduced mobility. Book these seats in advance, or a standard seat if they're taken. Station assistance for wheelchair storage is available upon request.
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On TGV Lyria trains, choose between 'Le Deli' available in the café-bar or at your seat with a STANDARD ticket, and 'La Table' for a French-Swiss meal with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE ticket.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you're welcome to bring a variety of items with you. This includes folded bikes (no larger than 130 x 90 cm), kids' pushchairs, skis, foldable scooters (both electric and manual), surf and snowboards, encased musical instruments, and wheelchairs (manual or electric) for those with mobility challenges.
Services on board TGV Lyria, OUIGO and TGV inOui from Marseille to Lille
Compare services on board when travelling from Marseille to Lille by train.
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Marseille to Lille CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
58.48kg
Bus
62.65kg
Flight
167.07kg
Car
133.66kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Marseille to Lille by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Marseille and Lille are 58.48kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Marseille and Lille? By taking the train between Marseille and Lille you will save 108.59kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.17kg compared to a bus and 75.18kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Marseille to Lille?
A train ticket from Marseille to Lille is $110.55. 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 $29.76.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Marseille to Lille?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Marseille to Lille is $29.76. 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 Marseille and Lille by train?
Marseille to Lille is 519.07 mi.
How long does the train between Marseille and Lille take?
Marseille to Lille is on average 6 hr 34 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 32 min.
Which companies operate from Marseille to Lille?
The train journey from Marseille to Lille is covered by 8 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: INTERCITÉS de nuit, TGV Lyria, OUIGO, TGV inOui, BlaBlaCar Bus, TER, SNCF, FlixBus and TGV.
How many train connections per day go from Marseille to Lille?
Marseille to Lille has 104 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Marseille to Lille leave?
The earliest train from Marseille to Lille departs at 2:30 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 train from Marseille to Lille depart?
The latest train from Marseille to Lille departs at 11:05 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 Marseille to Lille in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $29.76 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 Marseille to Lille?
There are on average 22 direct connection(s) from Marseille to go to Lille.
What's the fastest journey time between Marseille to Lille by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Marseille and Lille is 4 hr 32 min.
Is there a direct train from Marseille to Lille?
Yes, there is a direct train between Marseille and Lille.
What are the CO2 emissions for Marseille to Lille by train?
The train journey from Marseille to Lille creates 58.48kg of CO2 emissions.

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