The main way to get around in Marseille is via the extensive public transport system, which include bus, metro and tram services around all parts of the city centre and the suburbs. Tickets are transferable across all three modes of transport and can be bought from metros or all shops displaying the official 'RTM' signage. Most buses run until 9pm, with a few continuing until about 12.30am. Travel after dark is best accomplished in taxis, which can be found at most large hotels or on the street. Driving in Marseille is not recommended, as the city centre is full of narrow, one-way streets and parking is limited.
Marseille Provence Airport
The airport is located 16 miles (25km) north of Marseille and 17 miles (28km) south of Aix-en-Provence.
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
LocationThe airport is located 16 miles (25km) north of Marseille and 17 miles (28km) south of Aix-en-Provence.
Getting to the city
Shuttle buses leave the airport regularly for Marseille Saint-Charles bus and railway station, where connections can be made to other destinations. Buses also connect the airport with Vitrolles-aéroport Marseille Provence train station and Aix-en-Provence TGV railway station.
TimeGMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are represented at the airport.
Metered taxis are avaliable outside the airport.
Facilities include a variety of retail outlets and duty-free shops; bars, restaurants and cafes, rooms and offices for business, banks, ATMs and bureaux de change.
Parking at Marseille Provence Airport varies in cost depending on the choice of parking lot and length of stay. Lots that are closest to the Halls are more expensive.