How to get from Marseille Airport to City Centre
Marseille Provence Airport is the fifth busiest in France, offering international travellers a transport hub to access the country from. When travelling from Marseille airport to the city centre, you have three different transport options, by bus, train or taking a taxi. Your first direct option is to take a Marseille airport taxi, which costs 50€ in the day and 60€ at night. Marseille airport is 27km away from the city centre, so your journey will take around 30 minutes in normal traffic. Your second direct option is to take the airport shuttle bus. Tickets cost just 8.30€ one-way and your journey will take 30 minutes to the Saint Charles railway station in Marseille. Your final transfer option is to take an indirect train. This journey will take around 23 minutes to Saint Charles railway station and costs 5.10€ one-way.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Bus|| €16.60|| 30min|| 04:10–23:30|
| Taxi|| €50|| 30min|| 24/7|
| Train|| €10.20|| 23min|| 05:58–20:26|
How to get from Marseille airport to city centre by bus
The only form of public transport that will take you from Marseille Provence airport directly into the city centre is by bus. The Airport shuttle bus runs from 04:10 to 23:30 and takes only 30 minutes to reach the Saint Charles railway station in Marseille. Tickets cost 8.30€ one-way.
How much is the bus from Marseille airport to city centre?
A one-way ticket from Marseille Provence airport to the city centre costs 8.30€. You can purchase your tickets at the transport kiosk in the arrivals hall or at one of the many automatic ticket machines located around the arrivals terminal.
There's a wait time of 20 minutes.
The airport shuttle bus is available from 04:10 to 23:30.
Where do I get it from?
The airport shuttle bus leaves from Terminal 1 (MP1). You can find the bus waiting at platform 2 between Hall 1 and 3. Be aware that each shuttle has a different route, so make sure you are getting on the correct one.
If you are travelling on a budget then taking the airport shuttle bus is a fantastic option. Not only will it get you to the city centre in the same time a car would, but it also costs a fraction of the price.
The airport shuttle bus will take you to the Saint Charles railway station, which then has many different transport options to get you to anywhere in the city.
As the airport shuttle bus is the only direct form of public transportation, it gets full very quickly. Be sure to get your tickets as quickly as possible.
There's plenty of luggage storage space under the bus, so if you're not traveling light this is a good option.
Keep your ticket handy, you'll need it to get on the bus at your allotted time.
How to get from Marseille airport to city centre by taxi
Marseille airport taxis provide a safe, quick and convenient transfer option into the city centre. Taxis at Marseille airport charge using a flat rate fee which is 50€ during daytime hours and 60€ at night into the city centre. Your journey shouldn't take more than 30 minutes in normal traffic, however, in peak hours it could take a little longer.
Taxi fare from Marseille Airport to city centre
Taxis at Marseille Provence (MRS) airport are charged using a flat rate fee that increases during nighttime hours. The journey from Marseille airport to the city centre will cost 50€ in the day, which increases to 60€ at night. Many Marseille airport taxis accept credit cards, just look for the MasterCard symbol on the window.
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Taking a Marseille airport taxi into the city centre is efficient, quick and comfortable. It gives you time to relax a little after your flight and discuss your holiday plans with your friends and family. However, depending on when you land, there could be a queue for the taxis and the journey could be quite expensive.
Once in Marseille city centre, taxis charge using a taxi meter based on distance, not using a flat rate fee.
Standard sized taxis at Marseille airport can carry up to 4 passengers, so if you're willing to share a taxi it will heavily reduce your cost.
Taxis at Marseille airport accept many forms of payments including cash in Euros, French Francs and credit cards.
How to get from Marseille airport to city centre by train
Unfortunately, there is no direct train from Marseille Provence airport to the city centre, you must first take a shuttle to the Vitrolles Aeroport train station, and from there take your train. Tickets cost 5.10€ and the train takes 23 minutes to reach Saint Charles railway station in Marseille.
How much is the train from Marseille airport to city centre?
A one-way ticket from Marseille Provence (MRS) airport to the city centre costs 5.10€. You can purchase your train ticket once you reach the Vitrolles Aeroport train station from the ticket booth or one of the automatic ticket machines.
There is a waiting time of up to 60 minutes
Trains are available from 05:58 to 20:26.
Where do I get it from?
To get the train to the city centre, you must first take a free airport shuttle to the Vitrolles Aeroport train station. This shuttle leaves every 10-15 minutes and takes 5 minutes to reach the train station. From there, you will head down to platform 3 which is located in front of Terminal 1 (MP1).
Although the train only takes 23 minutes to reach the city centre, it doesn't leave directly from Marseilles airport, so it adds on extra travel and waiting time to your journey. This coupled with the fact that there's not much space for your luggage makes this the least convenient transfer option from Marseille Provence airport.
Once you reach the Saint Charles railway station in Marseille, you can take either the city bus or the metro (M1 and M2) to your final destination.
Be sure to scan your ticket before entering the train to validate it.
There are two luggage racks on each train car, so if you're travelling with large luggage you may wish to sit near one of those.