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Marseille Saint-Charles TGV station Practical information

Located in the quarter of the same name, Marseille Saint-Charles station was initially inaugurated in 1848 to open up the PLM (Paris-Lyon-Marseille) line. It underwent numerous expansions and refurbishments to become what it is today, a station frequented by more than 15 million passengers each year. The main railway station for the Marseille metropolitan area, Marseille Saint-Charles is connected to the regional and national network by Intercity trains, TERs and TGVs which serve it daily, enabling a journey to Paris in just 3 hours and 17 minutes. This is a record time.

Heading to Marseille?

TGV Lyria stops at Marseille station! The TGV Lyria service between Geneva and Marseille Saint-Charles takes 3 hrs 30 min and operates twice a day during the summer. It also stops at Bellegarde, Lyon Part-Dieu, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

🚋 Do you prefer to use public transport?

There is a wide range of public transport which enables you to access Marseille Saint-Charles station (plan):

  • Bus: lines 49, 52, 82S, 521 / night bus lines, Fluobus 521, 533, 582
  • Intercity coaches: lines 34, 50, 51, 53, 64, 88, 89, 91 from the bus interchange point at Marseille Saint-Charles to Aix-en-Provence, Vitrolles, Trets, Martigues and Marseille Airport.

💡 Our tip: Download the RTM app for seamless travel all over Marseille.

Psssst! You can also arrange car hire, take a taxi or hire a bike at a self-service station.

Top-notch customer services at the station

Discover the many practical services on offer to you at Marseille Saint-Charles station:

  • ATMs,
  • SOS Voyageurs (located outside the station, Boulevard Nedelec)
  • Le Bag Mobile left-luggage lockers (level 0 of the station),
  • lost property (level -1),
  • 3 waiting rooms (Espace Confort and Grand Voyageur lounge on platform A, Arthur Rimbaud lounge between the escalators and McDonald’s),
  •  a number of free-access connected leisure spaces (Espace Victor Hugo).
  • free and unlimited Wi-Fi

More information about the station

Address: Square Narvik 13232 Marseille, France

Opening hours: Marseille Saint-Charles train station is open every day from 5:00 am to 1:00 am and from 4:30 am to 1:05 am on public holidays.

For more information, please visit the Train Station and SNCF connections website.

💡 Did you know? Following the regeneration of the Saint-Charles quarter, the station has hosted many cultural events. For example, on the occasion of the breakdance festival or the summer season of tango, the concourse and historical hall come alive, transformed into dancefloors where professionals and amateurs share their passion with passengers.

Hoping for a trouble-free journey?

We recommend you board your TGV Lyria no later than 2 minutes before the departure time shown on your ticket. This will guarantee you a place on board with us. We wouldn’t want to leave without you!