Train from Milan to Marseille
Take the Riviera route in style. Find out about taking the train from Milan to Marseille.
For those of you who believe that getting there is half the fun, look no further than the train journey from Milan to Marseille. The daytime route trundles along the Italian Riviera to the French Riviera, giving you plenty of opportunities to ooh and aah at passing scenery along the way.
Trains from Milan to Marseille
This route is served by French train company Thello, and the trains between Milan and Marseille are very similar to Italy's Frecciabianca fleet—fast and spacious trains with many of the amenities you've come to expect on Trenitalia's Alta Velocità (AV) trains in Italy.
There are lots of stops en route, including popular seaside resort towns like San Remo, Monaco, Nice, and Cannes. In other words, if you're traveling from Milan to any of the points along the Thello route, the train makes an easy and scenic option. Tickets on this route range from $34-62.
The trip from Milan to Marseille by train takes 7 hours 20 minutes to cover 325 miles (524 km), with the first trains leaving Milan at 7:05 a.m. and the last at 3:10 p.m.—there are only two trains on this journey per day. The 3:10 p.m. train arrives in Marseille at 10:29 p.m. The daytime trip gives you great views en route and the arrival means you're just in time for a nightcap before your head hits the pillow—or before you begin a night on the town.
Amenities on the Train from Milan to Naples
Thello trains have both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars, both of which are available for purchase on ItaliaRail. The cabins are roomy, and the carriages together can accommodate between 450 to 600 passengers, depending on the season, and special equipment is available for those passengers with reduced mobility.
Milan and Marseille Train Stations
Milano Centrale, the Fashion City's grand main train station, is also a local transportation hub with buses and trams stopping outside and a Metro (subway) stop in a lower level of the station itself. Because of this it's very easy to get to and from Milano Centrale.
Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles is the primary station in Marseille, as well as a major hub for local and regional buses. The station is on a hilltop not far from the city center, and there's a Metro (subway) station with two lines serving the train station.