By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Marseille (France) - Option 1: avoid the need to transfer between stations in Paris, by connecting in Lille

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Marseille (France)

Journey Time
6hr 45min - 7hr 37min

Monday to Friday = 2 x connections per day
Saturday = 1 or 2* x connections per day
Sunday =2 x connections per day

*On Saturdays the second 'connection' of the day, will involve taking the 12:58 train from London, which is scheduled to have a 1hr 33min connection in Lille into a train on to Marseille - which departs Lille at 17:03
Due to the length of this transfer, the ticket agents typically won't offer this combination of trains as an end-to-end journey.

Changing trains in: Lille

Making the connection between the Eurostar from London and the TGV to Marseille at Lille Europe has the major advantage of avoiding the need to transfer between stations in Paris.

You'll have to make your own way across if you choose the alternative train journey option via the French capital.

This guide explains how to make the connection in Lille.


Another daily option for a London to Marseille journey via Lille involves taking a low-cost , more basic Ouigo service on from Lille.

The 08:55 Eurostar from London is scheduled to arrive in Lille Europe station at 11:27 and the Ouigo service on to Marseille is scheduled to depart from Lille Flandres station at 13:00.

Separate tickets will be required for the London to Lille and Lille to Marseille journeys, but this journey is the only option for an early evening arrival in Marseille - the Ouigo service from Lille is due to arrive there at 17:41.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Lille (France)
  • Journey time: 1hr 22min - 1hr 43min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Lille (France)
  • Arrive: Marseille (France)
  • Journey time: 5hr 17min (approx)

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Ticket information

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