Marseille Saint-Charles Train Station

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On the rightenter your departure (Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles), destination and travel date, then click the ‘Find trains‘ button and you will receive real time schedules, best price options, travel times and you’ll be able to make a secure reservation online.

Click the ‘BOOK A TRAIN NOW‘ button on the right and you’ll be able to receive real-time booking information from Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles train station including: schedules, best ticket price options, travel times. You’ll be able to make an immediate secure reservation and ticket purchase from the official vendor with client service generally in your own language. In most instances you’ll be able to print your own e-ticket or retrieve it from a distributor on arrival in France or have it delivered before departure.

Below, click on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

France and European City to City Train Tickets:

Train travel to and from the gare de Marseille Saint-Charles train station offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside.

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Train Passes:

If you are a couple or more people and travelling by train on 3 different days or more (from Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles train station or any other French or European train station) in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point’ tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options (Rail Passes can not be purchased in European countries, only overseas.):

USA – Argentina – Australia – Brazil – Canada – GCC Countries – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Seat Reservations:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Already have a Rail Pass? You must also have a seat reservation from Marseille Saint-Charles train station on cross-border trains, High speed trains (TGV…), a majority of Intercite and night trains. Simply jump aboard other trains and take any seat with your validated Rail Pass.

Groups of 10+:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Direct contact with a multi-lingual rail consultant for special group rates for ten or more travelers from Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles train station: Think about family, friends, cruise excursions and anything else from pilgrimages to  Scouts. Study groups to sports teams including concert travel, social and corporate groups. Plenty bonus discounts included for local transport and museum passes. For a groups of sleepers and seats together, reserve well in advance for peace of mind.

France and Europe organized Rail Tours:

No hassle adventure with truly personalized service. All in one package for rail transfers, top-notch hotels and meals. An tour manager in your language and experienced local guides make your vacation a never to-be-forgotten experience. Whatever your taste, Rail Tours has something for you train excursions: Festivals, Short Breaks and Carnivals. For history buffs it’s Cities, Sights and Battlefields. For the ecology, relaxed types: Lakes and Mountains. Plenty of other possibilities: New Year and other Holidays and follow your Special Interest. Talk to an agent now, via this link.

The earlier you book (60-90 days before travel) the better and cheaper the options, not to mention your peace of mind knowing your train travel plans have been settled with a trustworthy, 75 years of experience, company that serves over 5 million customers a year.

The major port city of Marseille lies on the southeast coast of France. Jump on a high-speed TGV train from Paris or Lille and you could be there in just over three hours. Or why not spend a night on the Corail Lunea sleeper train and draw into Marseille St Charles station in time for breakfast?

From Marseille you can catch high-speed TGV trains further east along the coast to Nice and The French Riviera. Or why not head west via Toulouse?

High-speed TGV trains run every day from Marseille train station. Head outside the station exit and you’re just a few hundred yards from the old harbour.

When you step off the train in Marseille, you’re in the heart of the city. Marseille has an outstanding public transport system including a handy metro network

Marseille St Charles station sits on the high-speed TGV line from Paris in the north, to the south through Provence via Avignon.

A hub station, it opened in 1848 and houses 14 platforms. A grand staircase leads down from the station, which is perched on a hill, into the town. The staircase took 15 years to complete and is lined with statues.

Facilities for the Disabled

Assistance Voyageurs Handicapés
Call for information: +33 (0)890 640 650
07.00 – 22.00 every day at least 2 days before departure

This is a free service available in about 400 stations across France. If you require assistance boarding you should turn up 30 minutes before your train leaves. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required. More information in French only.

Lost & Found

If you lose or find something. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Call: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (24/7 8am – 8pm indicate your lost property) In France 36 35 (cost: 0,40 € / minute) #22
  2. Via the web: you need to create an account. In French but understandable
  3. In a station: Details here scroll to end of page

Your lost property is registered and information is available online for one month. Cost of 5€ or 10€ to claim your object.

Manual & Automatic Baggage Consignment:
08:15-21:00 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays
Costs €5.50/7.50/9.50 per 24 hours for small/medium/large lockers, then €5 per-day for a maximum of 7 days.
Location: On platform A

Trolleys are also available inside the station.

Marseille’s large station is equipped with excellent facilities like WiFi, restaurants and a business lounge.

1. Illy Cafe
05:15-21:00 Monday-Thursday
05:15-22:10 Friday
05:15-21:00 Saturday
06:15-22:10 Sunday & Bank Holidays
Restaurant and bar – In front of Platform F

2. McDonald’s
Take-away – Honorat Hall

3. Phileas Bar
08:00-20:40 Monday-Thursday
08:00-21:40 Friday
08:00-20:40 Saturday
08:00-21:40 Sunday & Bank Holidays

Telephone and Wifi in the station.

Currency exchange:
Gare Marseille Saint Charles
Place des Marseillaises
Location: Outside the station

Getting to the station

By bus:
Buses run from the station across the city.

By metro:
Marseille’s metro network stops at the station and runs to the city limits.

By taxi:
There is a drop-off point outside the station at Square Navik, and a pick-up point at Level 1 of the station.

On foot:
The station is right in the heart of town – so why not walk to your hotel?

By bike:
There are Bicycle Spaces onboard the TGV if you want to take your bike with you on holiday.

Marseille Tourist Information Office

11B La Canebière,
13001 Marseille,

Telephone: +33 (0)826 500 500 (0,15€ per minute from a regular phone)

Contact: [email protected]


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Transport options at the gare de Marseille Saint-Charles train station

There are buses and taxis at the exit of the station.

Car Rental

At the Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles Train Station you can rent a car from all the major rental car companies. Or, better yet, rent a car online and have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.

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Car Parking

Plenty of car parking is available nearby. You can be assured of a spot by securely reserving your own ahead of time, online.

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