Are you spending a year in Lyon and looking to make the most of the surrounding French cities?

Discover Marseille, a city with a mild climate and remarkable landscapes. We give you all the information you need to organize your weekend in Marseille!

Carpooling, bus or train: how to get to Marseille for cheap ?

To travel to Marseille, there is no shortage of means of transport!

The simplest (and most economical) way is by train, thanks to Ouigo tickets which go from Lyon-Perrache station to Marseille Saint-Charles station. For a weekend in Marseille, the ideal is to leave Lyon very early in the morning and return in the early evening.

Example: You take the train to Lyon-Perrache on Saturday at 7:08 a.m. (€ 10) and you return the same evening or the next day with the 6:44 p.m. train to Marseille Saint-Charles (€ 10).

Tip: Remember to check that the departure and arrival in Lyon are in Perrache. Other trains arrive at Saint-Exupéry Airport, which is further from Lyon and less easily accessible.

Also remember to book your tickets 2 weeks in advance to get the best rates.

In normal times, other means of transport such as carpooling and buses (Flixbus / Ouibus) are not attractive. However, promotions exist and sometimes allow you to benefit from 0.99 € journeys between Lyon and Marseille with one of these two bus companies!

Breathtaking tours

Marseille is also very beautiful landscapes to contemplate. Have you heard of the Notre-Dame de FourviĂšre Basilica in Lyon? Marseille also has its own, the famous Notre-Dame de la Garde, commonly known as the “Good Mother”. This is the highest point of view of Marseille, which will allow you to access a 360 ° view of the city!

Among the other visits not to be missed, we note the famous ride on the Corniche! The Corniche is one of the prettiest places in Marseille, from which you have a magnificent view of the sea. Start your walk at the Plage des Catalans, and descend towards l’Escale BorĂ©ly to enjoy an exceptional panorama . It is also on this path that you will find the longest bench in the world, which measures almost 3km!

Finally, you can end your weekend by visiting the Panier: the oldest district of Marseille. Its small alleys and Street Art decor make it one of the most charming areas of Marseille. You will undoubtedly appreciate its many tags and its cobbled streets.

You will understand, Marseille is one of the cities easily accessible from Lyon and which is really worth a visit for a weekend!


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