Buses from Marseille to Lyon

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Marseille to Lyon. Traveling by bus from Marseille to Lyon usually takes around 4 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$12.96
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Marseille to Lyon?

The average price for a bus ticket to Lyon is $23.85, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$16 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Marseille to Lyon in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$43 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Marseille to Lyon?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Marseille to Lyon that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus74h 24m$40.02
FlixBus84h 23m$42.69
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Marseille and Lyon, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Marseille to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 23 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Marseille to Lyon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Marseille to Lyon?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 278 kilometers from Marseille to Lyon. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Marseille to Lyon at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Marseille?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Marseille to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Lyon are there per day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Marseille to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Marseille to Lyon without transferring.

City Information

Marseille

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Marseille is the oldest city in France and the second-largest city after Paris. Although this ancient port town may seem lacking glamour and sophistication, Marseille makes up for this through its cultural depth and rich history.

One of the most popular attractions in Marseille is the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. This 19th-century cathedral sits on a hill overlooking the city and can be reached either by regular buses or on foot. If you make the climb, your rewards will be impressive views of Marseille and an awe-inspiring mosaic interior. Thanks to a recent cultural renaissance, Marseille is also home to many new museums and galleries. The Musée d'Histoire de Marseille guides you through the city's rich maritime history and includes exhibitions on the cathedral's construction. The Mucem, or Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, is an award-winning modern institution devoted to regional history.

After a day of exploring the city, spend a relaxing evening on one of the nearby picturesque Mediterranean beaches, or wander through the Vieux Port for exceptional photo opportunities and authentic local seafood restaurants.

Marseille is easily accessible via plane, train, bus, or sea. Marseille-Provence International Airport is only 30km from the city, with many shuttle services offering direct transfer. TGV services connect Marseille by rail to cities across the country and to Spain, as well. Eurolines and other buses cover routes from Marseille to Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Genoa, and more.

Lyon

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Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the central-west of France, Lyon is France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille. Lyon has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 2,000 years of history and its central role in the Renaissance. Vieux Lyon is the city's historic area, full of old buildings and a vibrant French atmosphere. Wander through the traboules, a unique architectural feature of the city; these secret passageways wind through Lyon's buildings and courtyards. Several guided tours will describe the many uses of these covered paths throughout Lyon's history: from shortcuts to the river for 4th-century residents to meeting places for 19th-century silk workers and the World War II French resistance.

Lyon is also famously hailed as the birthplace of cinema. To immerse yourself in film history, visit the Musée Cinéma et Miniature to explore old movie props, costumes, and even complete film sets from several iconic films. To experience a traditional French market, stop in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This indoor gourmet market offers only the finest local produce, the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

Getting to Lyon is simple, and the lion's share of options are via ground travel. Eurolines bus services offer transport from many European cities into the Perrache train station, and many train services, including the TGV, also operate from the same station. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is only 25 km east of the city, providing both European and intercontinental flights.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Marseille?

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Main departure station: Arenc

Arenc Euroméditerranée is a train station near Marseille's waterfront. Trains run below street level, and passengers can reach platforms via staircases on boulevard Mirabeau and rue Jean-Gaspard-Vence. The train station connects to Marseille's tram service on line 3. Buses also run to the area, but because the streets are one-way, buses board on two different streets. Northbound buses stop on Rue Peyssonnel, and southbound buses stop closer to the tram on Boulevard de Paris. These include local buses and intercity buses operated by FlixBus. The station does not offer amenities, but its central location means plenty of dining options and hotels are nearby.

All bus stations in Marseille:

  • Arenc

  • St. Charles Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Lyon?

Main arrival station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Lyon.

Bus stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

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