Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles Train Station

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    The train station Marseille-Saint-Charles is a French railway station, the main one in the municipality of Marseille. This end-of-the-line station was built by the engineer Gustave Desplaces on the edge of a plateau near downtown that beforehand was « Gare » (rural property). A first inauguration of the temporary buildings took place on 8th January 1848 for the Compagnie du chemin de fer d’Avignon in Marseille. The station, until a number of years later. Its latitude and longitude geographic coordinates are 43° 18′ 13″ North, 5° 22′ 47″ East.

    It is served by the Eurostar, Thalys, TGV Lyria, AVE, TGV, iDTGV, Ouigo, Thello, Intercites, TER and Auto-train service and is on the train line Paris-Lyon <=> Marseille-Saint-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles <=> Vintimille (border), Lyon-Perrache <=> Marseille-Saint-Charles (via Grenoble), Marseille-Saint-Charles <=> Marseille-Joliette and L’Estaque <=> Marseille-Saint-Charles with 16 tracks and 2 platforms.

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    Train and Bus travel offer you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. The bus is an excellent cheaper alternative especially for youth and student travel.

    Ticket Counters and Distributors:

    Every day: 06h00 > 20h30

    • Automatic rail ticket distributors available at this station.
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    Thalys (High-speed services)

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    National Trains - TGV, Intercite:

    TGV Inoui (High-speed services)

    Intercites (Intercity services)

    TGV Ouigo

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    † All trains do not stop at this station.

    Local Bus, Trams and Inter-city Coach Transport:

    Urban Bus
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    • 52 : Belle de Mai La Friche - Metro La Timone, Bus stop: Square Narvik
    • 82S: Pharo Catalans - Gare St Charles, Bus stop: Central Bus Station - Exit Honnorat
    • 521: Gare Saint Charles - Luminy, Bus stop: Central Bus Station - Exit Honnorat
    • 533: Canebiere Bourse - Faculte Saint Jerome, Bus stop: Bd Bourdet - Exit Metro / Bourdet
    • 582: Canebiere Bourse - Foch 5 Avenues, Bus stop: Bd Bourdet - Sortie Metro / Bourdet
    • 33: Reformes Canebiere - Faculte Saint Jerome, Bus stop: Bd Voltaire - Exit Voltaire - or: Bd de la Liberte - Exit Narvik
    • 44: Reformes Canebiere - Le Merlan, Bus stop: Bd Voltaire - Exit Voltaire - or: Bd de la Liberte - Exit Narvik
    • 49: Reformes Canebiere - Canebiere Bourse, Bus stop: Bd Voltaire - Exit Voltaire - or: Bd de la Liberte - Exit Narvik
    • 97: Canebiere Bourse - Hopital Nord, Bus stop: Faculte St Charles - Exit Victor Hugo - Universite


    • M1: La Rose - La Fourragere
    • M2: Bougainville - Sainte Marguerite Dromel
    Shuttles: Downtown, Airport, Nearby Sights, Resorts:

    Saint Charles train station <> Airport

    • Travel time: About 25 minutes
    • Direct via autoroute
    • Departure every 20 minutes
    • Train station > Airport from 4h10 to 23h30
    • Airport > Train station from 4h50 to 0h10
    •  Tarif one-way adult: 8,20€ (-12 years: 4,10€, from 12 to 25 years: 5,8 €, free for under 6 years)
    • Stop: Marseille St Charles Central Bus Station - Halle Honnorat
    Car: Taxis, Rentals, Parking, Passenger drop-off:
    • There is parking for cars

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    • There is no parking for bikes


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    Reduced Mobility:

    Accessibility: Reduced Mobility: Call 'Acces Plus' 48 hours in advance of travel to enquire and reserve: +33 (0)8 90 64 06 50 available from 6:00am - midnight. For assistance boarding your train, arrive at the platform at least 30 minutes before departure time. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are available if required.

    Luggage Storage :

    Office: On platform A
    Open hours: Mondays > Sundays: 8:15 > 21:00

    There are 3 locker sizes:

    • Small: Height 433 mm, Width 347 mm, Depth 824 mm
    • Medium: H 591 mm, W 347 mm, D 824 mm
    • Large: H 908 mm, W 519 mm, D 824 mm

    Tariff: 5.50€, 7.50€ and 9.50€ respectively for the first 24 hours and 5€ for each additional 24h

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    2. Telephone: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (open 7/7 from 8h00 to 20h00 to answer questions and register your claim) or in France 36 35 (0,40 € / minute) then #22
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    A national database registers all lost and found objects in real time. Search for your object will continue for one monnth. There's a charge of 5/10 Euros, depending on object's value, for restitution of an item.

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