How to get from Marseille Airport to city centre?

This article is about how to get from Marseille Airport to city centre: prices, distance, forms of transport

How to get from Marseille Airport to city centre?

You can get from Marseille Airport to city centre by shuttle, train, or taxi. The Marseille Airport bus will take you to the city centre in 25 minutes, the ticket price is EUR 8.6. The trip by train takes 23 minutes, and you will have to pay EUR 5.1 for that. If you book a transfer, you will get to the destination in 50 minutes, the journey cost will be from EUR 63. The distance between Marseille Airport and Marseille city centre is 27 km.

You can't get to the city centre by public transport, but you can get off near the metro station and take metro to the desired destination. If you choose to travel by train from Marseille Airport to the city, don't forget to check its timetable right before the trip as it is often changed. The shuttle and train are not available at night, so in case of a night arrival you will have to take a taxi or wait until morning.

Marseille – a work of art

Marseille is the largest port in France. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the south of France. The main sight of the city is the Old Port from where you can take a sea trip or just walk around it. Near the Old Port, there is the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde built in the middle of the 19th century. From its viewing platform, you can get a wonderful view of the port, the Château d'If, and the whole Marseille. By the way, the Château d'If was mentioned in «The Count of Monte Cristo» by Alexandre Dumas, so there are really plenty of tourists seeking to see this building. When in Marseille, don't forget to visit the cultural centre called Centre de la Vieille Charite, enjoy La Cathedrale de la Nouvelle Major built in the 19th century and incredibly beautiful Palais du Pharo.

Marseille Airport bus

Marseille Airport bus
Cost

€8.6

Waiting time

25min

Travel time

15-20min

Clients

Ind. tourist

The Marseille Airport shuttle departs from Platform 3 of the airport. Each shuttle has its own route, so it is important to define your desired destination before the trip. For example, the most popular destination among tourists is Saint Charles railway station. The duration of the trip by Marseille Airport bus is 25 minutes, the bus fare is EUR 8.6. Shuttles are equipped with spacious compartments for large luggage.

Marseille Airport bus:

group shuttle

Timetable:

from 04:10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Route:

Marseille Provence Airport – Saint Charles railway station

Travel time:

25min

Waiting time:

from 04:10 a.m. to 09:50 a.m. and from 05:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – 20 minutes
from 09:50 a.m. to 05:50 p.m. – 15 minutes

Comfort level:

Medium: soft seats, air-conditioning, spacious boot.

Cost:

EUR 8.6, children under 6 travel for free

Clients:

couples without children, young tourists, those who want to save money, travellers with large luggage.

How to find the bus stop at Marseille Provence Airport:

Shuttles depart from Platform 3. To find the platform, follow special signs at the airport.

Marseille Airport train

Marseille Airport train
Cost

€5.1

Waiting time

up to 1h

Travel time

23min

Clients

Couple

The Vitrolles Aeroport train station is located a 5-minute drive from the airport - you can get there by shuttle for free. The Marseille Airport train won't take you to Marseille city centre, but it can get you to Saint Charles railway station where you can change to metro and reach the city centre. The duration of the trip by train from Marseille Airport to Marseille is 18 minutes, the ticket price is EUR 5.1. Tickets can be bought from special ticket machines at the stations.

Marseille Airport train:

direct train from Marseille Airport to Marseille

Timetable:

from 05:58 a.m. to 08:26 p.m.

Route:

Marseille Provence Airport – Vitrolles Aeroport train station – Saint Charles railway station

Travel time:

23min (5min – shuttle to the railway station, 18min – train)

Waiting time:

30-60min

Comfort level:

Medium: clean roomy cabin, comfortable seats.

Cost:

EUR 5.1

Clients:

those who prefer to save money, families without children, travellers without large luggage, young tourists, those who can orient themselves in unfamiliar areas.

How to find the train platform at Marseille Airport:

The train departs from Vitrolles Aeroport train station which can be reached by free shuttle from the airport. The shuttle departs from Platform 2.

Marseille Airport transfer

Marseille Airport transfer
Cost

€63

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

50min

Clients

Family

If you want to get to the city fast and in maximum comfort, are travelling with small children or have lots of luggage, then the perfect option for you is booking a Marseille Airport transfer. It is better to book a vehicle in advance - you can do that either via phone or online. The duration of the trip by taxi Marseille Airport is 50 minutes, the journey cost is EUR 63 for an Economy-class car and EUR 94 for a minibus up to 7 passengers.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to your hotel in Marseille or given address

Travel time:

50min

Waiting time:

You will spend 10-15min looking for and taking a taxi.
Pre-booked transfer: the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate.

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: journey without stops and other passengers.
Pre-booked transfer: air-conditioning/heating, help with luggage, fixed journey cost, opportunity to make a pre-payment by card, spacious boot, child seats.

Cost:

EUR 63 for an Economy-class car and EUR 94 for a minibus up to 7 passengers

Clients:

large families, groups of tourists, travellers with large luggage, those who arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in Marseille for the first time.

How to find the taxi rank at Marseille Airport:

The taxi rank is located in front of the exit from the airport building.

How to get from Marseille Airport to city centre?

How to get from Marseille Airport to city centre

To get from Marseille Airport to city centre, you can take public transport (shuttle, train) or book a private transfer. Public transport is not available at night, and, besides, this travel option is not suitable for tourists who are travelling with children or have large luggage. If you want to get to the destination fast and in comfort, then booking a private transfer is the best option for you. Have a nice trip!