By Train from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Marseille (France) - Option 1: Option 2: Travel via Bruxelles and connect between trains at Bruxelles-Midi station

Journey Summary

Depart Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Amsterdam Centraal

Arrive Marseille (France)

Journey Time
7hr 48min - 8hr 29min (via Bruxelles)
What probably won't be obvious when looking up this route on the online ticket agents is that there are three journey options for taking the train from Amsterdam to Lyon

(1) This option via Bruxelles/Brussel

(2) Making the connection between trains in Paris

(3) Or until Dec 9th you can make the connection in Lille

On this route via Bruxelles there are 2 x connections per day

Change trains in: Bruxelles/Brussels

The big plus of THIS journey option is that it avoids the need to make the transfer between stations across Paris.

It tends to be more expensive than travelling via Paris, but the comparatively easy connection in Bruxelles means it can be a price worth paying.

Take the Thalys train that is usually scheduled to depart from Amsterdaam at 09:17 and you will have 23 mins at Bruxelles-Midi station, to make the connection on to Marseille.

Book this connection and IF the Thalys arrives too late in Bruxelles/Brussels, tickets can be transferred to a subsequent TGV on to Marseille, which will depart around 2 hours later.

Or book the connection that usually departs Amsterdam at around 08:17 and you will have more than an hour to change trains - so you can almost guarantee a stress-free journey, which will showcase the best of European high speed train travel.

It's a long way from Amsterdam to Marseille, but you'll be travelling on high speed lines for virtually the entire trip.

Train 1

  • Depart: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Arrive: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 1hr 50 mins - 1hr 55 mins

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Train 2

  • Depart: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Arrive: Marseille (France)
  • Journey time: 5hrs - 5hr 50min

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Ticket information

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