Transportation to and from Marseille Airport

Car

What is the distance from Marseille Airport to the centre of Marseille?

The distance between Marseille Airport and the city centre (Quai des Belges) is 27 kilometres / 16.8 miles, normally it takes you half an hour by car.

From MRS Airport to Marseille City centre by Car
27 km
30 min

Public transport

Train to Marseille

The city centre of Marseille can be reached by public transport. Trains depart from railway station Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille Provence. You can get there with the free Airport Train shuttle bus that runs from platform 5 of the bus station ‘Gare Routière’ a short distance from terminals MP1 and MP2. The buses leave every 10 to 15 minutes from Marseille Airport, the short ride takes 5 minutes. If you want to go from the train station to Marseille Airport, you can request a shuttle transfer via the intercom. Keep in mind that it can take a long time before you are picked up. Direct and indirect trains depart from the railway station to Marseille Gare St Charles, travel time by train is 15 to 20 minutes.

Train tickets
A train ticket costs € 5.20 and is available from the ticket desk and ticket machines at the airport, besides you can buy a train ticket with your smartphone. At Marseille’s main railway station you can transfer to a city bus or the metro (M1 and M2). There are also three tram lines in Marseille, namely T1, T2 and T3 of Tramway de Marseille. Please consult timetable train Marseille Airport and website TER SNCF for more information.

For those who want to see as much as possible, the City Pass Marseille including public transport is a godsend. The card gives free access to the museums in Marseille, the boat to the island of Île d’If (Château d’If), the train to Quartier du Panier or Notre-Dame de la Garde and more. You can buy the card for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours and also a city walk is included.

Bus to Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, the other large city in the vicinity of the airport, is also accessible by bus. Unfortunately, there are no direct trains to Aix-en-Provence. Bus line 40 leaves from platform 7 close to Terminal 1 (MP1) and Terminal 2 (MP2) via Aix – Gare TGV, Pôle d’activités and Plan d’Aillane to the main bus station of Aix-en-Provence (Gare Routière). Travel time from the airport to the city is at least 30 minutes.

The large railway station Aix – Gare TGV is situated halfway between Marseille Airport and Aix-en-Provence. The bus leaves every half hour in both directions. The price per ticket is € 8.60 for a single journey, you can buy tickets from the ticket counter at the airport’s bus station ‘Gare Routière’. Please consult timetable bus Aix-en-Provence for more information.

Bus services

L91 Navette Marseille Aéroport to Marseille

If you prefer a direct transfer to the centre of Marseille, you can choose for bus line 91 Navette Marseille Aéroport. This bus service departs at least every 15 minutes to and from the central station Marseille Gare St Charles. The bus leaves from platform 6 at a short distance from both terminals, the journey takes about half an hour.

Prices for the bus can be found below, youth from 12 up to 25 years pay only € 5.80 per single journey. You can buy tickets at the airport ticket counter in Terminal 1 and online through the website (credit card). Please consult timetable bus 91 Navette Marseille Aéroport for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 8.30 € 13.40
Children, 6 up to 11 years € 4.15 € 8.30

Tickets

Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

€ 108

Experience the highlights of the French Riviera on a full-day tour. Go to the medieval town of Aix-en-Provence, discover the main monuments of Marseille and admire the breathtaking scenery of Calanques National Park.

Marseille Pass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

€ 27

With your 24, 48, or 72-hour Marseille City Pass, you can head to the Modern Art Museum for a free. Ride the train to Marseille's charming old town in le Panier, get free tastings at delicatessens, enjoy guided tours, and more.

Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

€ 10

Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille and learn more about the history and culture of the Mediterranean basin.

Activities

Marseille & Cassis: 5.5-Hour Panoramic Excursion

€ 70

Travel from Marseille to the small village of Cassis by minibus. Admire its charming port and enjoy a panoramic city tour of Marseille, 2013 European Capital of Culture.

Marseille: Jardin du Pharo Segway Tour

€ 30

Get unrivalled views of Marseille on a 1.5-hour Segway tour of the historic grounds of a palace built for Napoleon III in 1852. Look down at the Old Port of Marseille from the Jardin du Pharo.

From Marseille: Bandol and Cassis Wine Tasting Tour

€ 115

Taste the wines and olive oils of Cassis and Bandol on a full-day tour from Marseille. Journey through the vineyards and olive groves of the scenic region in a small group for a more intimate experience. See the calanques of the Bay of Cassis and more.

Tours and transport

Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

€ 40

Join a 2-hour Segway tour and discover the best spots in the city of Marseille. Pass famous monuments before riding up to the Notre Dame de La Garde, where you can enjoy incredible views over Marseille.

Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

€ 20

Enjoy a 1 hour Segway tour which brings you to the charming and authentic Panier district in Marseille.

Cassis and Marseille: Full-Day Tour

€ 98

Explore the charming port of Cassis, famous for its calanques. Take in the highlights of Marseille and the spectacular views from the basilica.

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