Marseille to Dijon by train

How to take the rail journey from Marseille to Dijon

Before the French network of high-speed lines were constructed, Dijon was on the main railway route between Marseille and Paris. Though now the route taken by the TGV trains bypasses Dijon, hence the comparatively sparse service of direct trains.

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Routes

From Marseille-Saint-Charles to Dijon-Ville

Travel Information

Final Destination: Nancy or Luxembourg

All trains also call at: Lyon Part-Dieu

These trains travel on a high speed line for more than 80% of the journey.

2 x trains per day

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion.

When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for these direct trains, they are typically scheduled to depart from Marseille at 09:45 and 16:02.

Though when looking up this journey many more journey options will be available that all involve making a connection in Lyon.

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding - though if you will be travelling with an InterRail or Eurail pass, you can avoid this fee by:

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €33

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

Download the SNCF Connect App from €33 (in £s)
Trainline from €33

Trainline Guide

Saveatrain from €33

Saveatrain Guide

RailEurope from €33

On this journey

Journey Features

High Speed (partial)
Look out for the Sommet Aqueduct, which is on the left after Aix-en-Provence TGV Look out for the Sommet Aqueduct, which is on the left after Aix-en-Provence TGV
Crossing the Rhone River at more than 280 km/h Crossing the Rhone River at more than 280 km/h
Travelling by the river Saone north of Lyon Travelling by the river Saone north of Lyon
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