Pratical Information


                                                                                                        BY PLANE

Marseille-Provence International Airport is located about 30 km from Marseille.
Buses, taxis and now train connect in less than 30 minutes.
You can check Marseille Provence Airport Airlines’ List.

Airport transfers are available for 8.50€ each way from the Airport to the main train station Gare St. Charles. Tickets may be bought at the cabin between Hall 1 and Hall 3/4 of the main terminal and at a separate kiosk in the new Gare Routière, after Voie N in the Gare St. Charles. The bus from Gare St Charles to the Airport runs every 20 minutes on 10, 30, and 50 minutes past the hour from 5:10 am to 0:10 am every day. The ride is about 30 minutes. The bus says Navette Aeroport Gare St. Charles on it.
From Gare St. Charles, the metro can get you to most hotels.
Download shuttle bus schedules (PDF)

                                                                                                        BY TRAIN

The main train station in Marseille is Gare St. Charles. It is well-linked to the rest of the city, as the two subway lines (M1 and M2) and many buses stop there. The subway station situated near the train station is also called Gare St. Charles. The train station is also connected with a taxi station.
Gare St. Charles is a short walk away from the Canebière and the Old Port. Beware that the station is located on a small hill; if you decide to go the station by foot, you will have to climb a series of steps that could prove very unappealing, especially if you carry heavy pieces of luggage.
Marseille has TGV lines to Paris (3 hours) and Lyon (1 hour 45), Nice (2 hours), Geneva (3 hours 30) and to Brussels (5 hours).

The train station is open from 4:30 am to1:00 am, tickets offices from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm every day.
Shuttle bus to the Aeroport passes every 20 minutes.

Useful number for shuttle bus information: +33 (0)4 91 50 59 34
Departure and practical information about the station

                                                                                                        BY BUS

Eurolines has many connections all over Europe. From Marseille there are at least direct connections to Barcelona, Prague and Tangier. The bus station is next to the main train station, the St. Charles Station at Rue Honnorat. You get access through Platform N in the train station. There is also a temporary office at Platform N.
There is also an Eurolines office on the 3 Allée Léon Gambetta. If you walk down the big stairs on the southside of the station, follow the road until you come to a squarelike intersection. The office is on your left hand.

Practical information and Online reservation

                                                                                                        BY CAR

Marseille is very well connected to most French cities through numerous highways. As always in France those highways are expensive but practical, comfortable and fast. Marseille is around 8 hours from Paris by car (A7, A6 and A71 highways), 2 hours from Nice (A8 and A50 highways), 1h30 from Montpellier, (A7, A54 et A9 highways), 4 hours from Toulouse (A9 and A61 highways) and 3 hours from Lyon (A7 and A49 highways). However, be aware that driving in the city centre is a nightmare – park your car somewhere safe and stick to public transport whenever you can.

                                                                                                        BY BOAT

Marseille is directly connected by sea to all the mediterranean countries, european, african or middle-eastern. There are several piers at the harbour, so it is advisable to check well in advance from which pier you are departing..


The venue will be Marseille’s architecturally stunning new waterfront museum complex (the restored Fort Saint-Jean and adjoining new MuCEM and La Villa Méditerranée).

  • MuCEM
    1 Esplanade du J4
    13002 Marseille, France
  • Villa Méditerranée
    Esplanade du J4
    13002 Marseille, France
  • Fort Saint-Jean
    201 Quai du Port
    13002 Marseille, France
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                                                                                                        BY METRO

M2 line : Bougainville / Sainte Marguerite Dromel.

Station : Joliette
Departures every 5-6 minutes – every day between 4.30 a.m. and 12.30 a.m. (last departure)

Download M2 schedules (PDF)

                                                                                                        BY BUS

Station : Fort Saint Jean / Tourette Cathédrale

Line 49
Canebière Bourse – Réformés Canebière
Every day from 6 a.m. to 7.50 p.m.
Every 15 minutes
Download Line 49 schedules (PDF)
Line 60
Notre Dame de La Garde – Fort Saint Jean
Every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Every 15 minutes
Download Line 60 schedules (PDF)
City Navette
Fort St Jean – Pharo
Every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Every 12 minutes
Download City Navette schedules (PDF)
Line 82 / 82S
Pharo Catalans – Euromed Arenc / Gare St Charles
Every day from 6.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Every 12 minutes
Download Line 82 / 82S schedules (PDF)
Line 582
Canebière Bourse – Foch 5 Avenues
Every day from 8 p.m. to 12.45 a.m.
Every 35 and 50 minutes
Download Line 582 schedules (PDF)

                                                                                                        BY TRAMWAY

T2 : Blancarde-Foch / Euroméditerranée Gantès

Station : République – Dames, Joliette
Departures every 5 minutes – every day from 5 a.m. to 12.35 a.m. (last departure)

Download T2 schedules (PDF)

                                                                                                        BY CAR

Interactive map of Marseille car parks

Car park Vieux-Port Fort Saint-Jean
Boulevard du Littoral, 13002 Marseille
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. / website
First half hour free – 1h: 2,20 € – 1 day: 26,90 €
Car park Hôtel de Ville
Place Jules Verne, 13002 Marseille
Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to midnight / Sunday from 8 a.m. to midnight
1h: 1,50 € – 1 day: 8 €