Travelling to Marseille and Get Around
Marseille Provence Airport
You arrive at Marseille Provence airport, the 5th french airport with more than 10 millions passengers in 2019. It is served by 33 airline companies and offers more than 120 destinations. It is also the Europe’s leading low cost terminal: MP2 with 40 regular low cost destinations.
The airport is located 27 kilometers away from the city centre of Marseille to get there, there are four options :
1. Bus transfer/shuttle
The bus connects the airport to the train station (Marseille city centre) in 25 time by the highway.
It runs everyday, every 20 minutes.
From Marseille> Marseille Provence Airport from 5.50 am to 9h30, every 20 minutes (except beginning and end of the day)
From Marseille Provence airport > Marseille from 6.30 to 10.10pm, every 20 minutes (except beginning and end of the day)
How Can I purchase my ticket ?
– At the tickets sale office (Creditcard, cash)
– From the driver when the ticket office is closed.
2. Taxi transfer
The Airport taxi station is located in front of the terminal 1.
Taxis operate 24h/24h and 7 days a week to and from the terminals MRS and the MP2.
Between the airport and the city centre, the fare should be around 70€/80€ during the day and 90€/100€ at night with luggage. Except for sundays and bank holidays (higher rate)
To book a taxi :
04 42 14 24 44 (from abroad 00 33 (0) 4 42 14 24 44)
3. Renting a car
For travellers who need more independence, you can also rent a car.
More information about car rental companies.
4. By train
From the airport, you can take a train to Marseille city centre. Take the bus+13 from the airport (bus station – plateform 5) to get to Vitrolles train station. This bus runs 7 days a week and operates 57 round trips a day (sunday and bank holidays as well). Duration of the journey is around 5 minutes. Once at Vitrolles train station, take a T.E.R train towards the Marseille Saint Charles station (duration of the journey is about 20 minutes).
TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY
The RTM Public Transportation will get you around the city.
Tickets and further information on the public transportation network in Marseille, please visit https://www.rtm.fr/.
CATCH THE TRAIN
Arriving in Saint Charles station
If you travelled by train, you will arrive in Marseille, in the heart of the city centre. When getting off the train you will discover the train station “U” shaped building with a large glass roof built in 1896 by the architect Joseph Antoine Bouvard with a metal frame structure by Gustave Eiffel.
Train station overlooks the city from Saint Charles plateau. Outside, on the esplanade, stands the monumental staircase that will lead you towards the Old Port in 20 minutes walk. Take time to admire sculptures on the themes of the African and Asian colonies, a recurring decorative theme in this city which developed in the 19th century largely through trade with these distant lands.
Train station useful information :
– Commercial area with shops and catering
– A drop-off zone and taxis are located in the basement
– 2 levels underground parking
– Luggage lockers on level – 1 (open everyday of the week and public holidays from 8.15 am to 9 pm)
– Free and illimited Wifi
– Cash dispenser
– Car rental companies : Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Wattmobile
Public transport from Saint-Charles station
Bus n°52 > Gare St Charles / Métro La Timone : Stop located at Square Narvik
Bus n°56 > Gare Saint-Charles / Belle de mai La Friche : Stop located at Square Narvik
Bus n°82 S > Gare Saint-Charles/ Le Pharo Catalans : Stop located at the bus station – Honnorat exit
Night bus n°521 > Gare Saint Charles / Luminy : Stop located at the Gare Routière – Honnorat exit
The 2 metro lines are accessible in the basement of the station
M1 > La Fouragère / le Rose
M2 > Sainte Marguerite / Gèze
Other transport from the Gare Saint-Charles
From the station, follow the taxi/metro direction down the escalators to level -1.
The taxis are parked in the 3rd lane of the “Bourdet” drop-off point on level -1.
A TGV INOUI service, a fixed price taxi service, booked with the train ticket. Guaranteed pick-up without waiting and without extra charge (including in the event of a delay in the arrival of the train).
Paying service, 3 stations are nearby on Bourdet, Nedelec and Voltaire boulevards.