Coaches from Lyon to Marseille

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity coaches per day from Lyon to Marseille. Traveling by coach from Lyon to Marseille usually takes around 4 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price£8.39
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Lyon to Marseille?

£15.25 is the average price of a coach ticket from Lyon to Marseille. This is currently one of the best deals in coach travel. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lyon to Marseille in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £21 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 coach companies travel from Lyon to Marseille?

There are 3 coach lines from Lyon to Marseille available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus74h 33m£26.20
FlixBus74h 24m£28.16
Union Ivkoni12d 12h 30m£161.33
  • 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 Lyon and Marseille, 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 coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 7 trips from Lyon to Marseille, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 24 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Lyon to Marseille, and the trip usually takes 60 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride from Lyon to Marseille?

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 173 miles from Lyon to Marseille. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Lyon?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Lyon to Marseille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Marseille are there per day?

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

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Lyon to Marseille; ticket prices start at £45.02.

City Information

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 coach 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.

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, coach, 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 coaches cover routes from Marseille to Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Genoa, and more.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Lyon?

Main departure station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

Coaches to Marseille leave from 3 stations in Lyon.

All coach stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

  • Perrache Gare Routiere

Where does the coach arrive in Marseille?

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Main arrival station: Arenc

Coaches arrive in Marseille at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Marseille:

  • Arenc

  • St. Charles Bus Station

  • Rue Antoine Zattara

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