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Lyon - Marseille Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from Lyon to Marseille. Traveling by coach from Lyon to Marseille usually takes around 4 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration3h 50m
Cheapest price£8.44
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Lyon to Marseille?

£13.95 is the average price of a bus ticket from Lyon to Marseille. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus 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 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 £13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lyon to Marseille in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £28 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 is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Lyon to Marseille. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus104h 31m£17.49
  • 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 10 trips from Lyon to Marseille, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 31 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 173 miles from Lyon to Marseille. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 50 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Marseille at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from Lyon to Marseille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Lyon to Marseille every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Lyon to Marseille; ticket prices start at £42.50.

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 Routière De Lyon Perrache

Most coaches depart from the main station in Lyon.

All coach stations in Lyon:

  • Gare Routière De Lyon Perrache

Where does the coach arrive in Marseille?

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Main arrival station: Arenc

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Marseille.

Coach stations in Marseille:

  • Arenc

  • Marseille (Saint-Antoine)

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