Lyon-Perrache station is closer to the old town area

How to take the train from Marseille to Lyon

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Marseille to Lyon by train

When taking a train from Marseille to central Lyon there is a choice between:

(1) Taking TGV trains, which use the high speed line between the two cities.

  1. Taking less frequent TER trains which are also slower because they don't use the high speed line.
    But if the timings suit and you'll be booking tickets last minute at the station they will be cheaper.
    Or if you will be travelling with a rail pass, you can avoid the rail pass reservation fees payable on the TGVs by taking those TER trains instead.

Routes you can take to go from Marseille to Lyon

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the TGV trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 37min - 1hr 50min



Travel Info

Mon-Fri: 13 x trains per day
Sunday: 14 x trains
Sunday: 13 x trains

Route Information

Option 2: taking the TER trains
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