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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Marseille to Lyon. Traveling by bus from Marseille to Lyon usually takes around 4 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$8.39
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Marseille to Lyon?

The average price for a bus ticket to Lyon is $17.23, 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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Traveling from Marseille to Lyon by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $16 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Marseille to Lyon?

There are 3 bus lines from Marseille to Lyon available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus54h 26m$19.91
FlixBus64h 29m$20.76
Union Ivkoni12d 12h 15m$201.32
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Marseille to Lyon from $8. There are 5 trips per day offered by BlaBlaCar Bus from Marseille to Lyon and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Lyon. In Marseille, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Lyon from St. Charles Bus Station . In Lyon, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Perrache .

    An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Marseille to Lyon takes 4 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Lyon in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Lyon.

  • 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 6 trips from Marseille to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 29 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 buses 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 Marseille to Lyon, and the trip usually takes 60 hours and 15 minutes to complete.

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 29 minutes to cover the 173 miles 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Lyon 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 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 9:00pm. 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 9 scheduled buses that travel from Marseille to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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?

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

  • Rue Antoine Zattara

Where does the bus arrive in Lyon?

Main arrival station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

Buses arrive in Lyon at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

  • Perrache Gare Routiere

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