Marseille to Aix - en - Provence by train

How to take the rail journey Marseille to Aix-en-Provence



From Marseille-Saint-Charles to Aix-en-Provence Centre

Journey Summary

Travel Time
35 - 45min (approx)
Travel Information

Final Destination: Aix-en-Provence or Gap or Briancon

Despite there being more than 20 x trains per day from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence Centre station avoid turning up at Marseille St Charles station in the expectation of hopping on a train.

This is France and the timetable is irregular, so there can be gaps of more than an hour between departures
For example on Mon-Fri there are no trains between around 09:20 and 11:20.

The four or five trains per day on to Gap and Briancon are faster by around 10 minutes as they are non-stop.

So it's worth looking up the departure times on SNCF Connect even if you will be booking tickets at the station.

1 -  3 x trains per hour


Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect *

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

On this journey

Good to Know

Avoid taking a train to Aix-en-Provence TGV station unless you will be met by someone with transport, as this station is more than 10 km from the town centre.
Even if the connections are good (and they're generally not), the combination of TGV train + bus connection to the town center will be slower than taking one of these direct TER trains.

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