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Marseilles Airport Bus

Marseilles Provence Airport or Aéroport de Marseille Provence (MRS) is an airport located 27 km northwest of Marseille. It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic. According to the statistics from 2018, the airport handled over 9 million passengers.

How to get from Marseilles Airport to Marseilles

Airport shuttle bus

The shuttle bus Navette Marseilles Aeroport (line 91) to the Marseille Saint Charles (train station)  departs every 15-20 mins to and from the railway station and a single ticket costs 8.30€ (children under 11 – 4,15€). You can buy tickets at the airport ticket counter and online on the website. Check the timetable of departures.

Train

The closest train station to Marseille Airport is called Vitrolles-Aerport Marseilles Provence train station and it can be reached by a free shuttle bus which departs from bus platform nr.5.  A single ticket for second class to Marseille costs €5.20.

RTM or Régie des transports de Marseille is the local public transportation operator and it manages all the means of transportation in Marseilles (tramway, metro, bus):

  • One way ticket costs 1,70€ and it is valid for 1 hour; if it’s bought on board buses then it costs 2€
  • Possibility of buying two-trips ticket (3.50€) and ten-trips ticket (14.10€)
  • One ticket is valid for any mean of public transport

Taxi service

Considering the fact that shuttle bus is the only way to get to the city centre by using public transport, it gets full very quickly, so you might get yourself a taxi. There are 86 cars at your disposal 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. You will pay around 50-60€ to Marseille. (the prices refer to the official airport taxis, the other ones may cost even more, so be careful)

Transfer

Another way to travel from Marseille Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car at Marseilles airport

If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot. Most of car rental companies like Europcar, Enterprise etc. are situated in the airport area.

Renting a bus at Marseilles airport

In case you are coming with a larger group of people, the best option is to rent a bus prior to your arrival. After doing so, the bus rental companies will inform you on the pick-up point.

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Direct routes from Marseilles Airport

From MRS to Aix en Provence: To get from the airport to Aix en Provence you can take a bus which runs daily every half an hour. The departure is from airport platform and the tickets can be bought either at the airport ticket office or directly from the driver. The price of the bus fare is 8,60€.

From MRS to Avignon:

  • Take the shuttle bus from Marseilles Airport to Vitrolles Airport station (less than 5 minutes)
  • You can purchase the train ticket at the airport and it will cover the shuttle. NOTE: the shuttle only picks up passengers 10 minutes before train departure.
  • Once arrived at Vitrolles Airport station, go to the platform nr.3 (at least 20 mins before the departure)
  • One-way ticket costs 17,70€

From MRS to Montpellier: Train to Montpellier also departs from Vitrolles Airport station, approximately 11 times a day (platform nr.3) and the ticket costs  26,70€.

Accommodation near Marseilles Airport

There are several hotels situated in the airport area:
Hotel Ibis Budget Aéroport Marseille Provence (2*) – 900m from the airport; offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, has access for disabled people
Best Western Hotel (3*) – 1km from the airport; offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, has access for disabled people and outdoor pool
Hotel Pullman Marseille Provence Aeroport (4*) –  1,2 km from the airport; offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, has access for disabled people, outdoor pool, room service.

For other options nearby, check below:

Marseilles Airport FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    No, the shuttle bus is very frequent (every 30 minutes), but in case you missed them all, you can always call an official airport taxi which operates 24/7. During the night, the price for the ride to Marseilles is 60€.
  • I would like to spend one day in Marseilles in between flights. Is that possible?
    Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take the shuttle bus which takes you directly from the airport to the city centre (St. Charles train station) and it is the most convenient way of transportation. If you don’t want to carry your luggage with you all day, simply leave it in the luggage storage at the airport for the price of 15€ a day. The storage is located at the terminal 1, right before the security area.
  • I am continuing my journey outside Marseilles. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
    Of course. There is a wide range of direct lines to other cities, such as Nice, Toulon, Saint Tropez, Cannes and others. You can check the timetable for each city on the official website of Marseille Airport, or you can check the most popular bus routes at getbybus.com like e.g. Marseilles to Cannes, Marseilles to Montpellier.
  • Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
    Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.

  49Comments

  1. annika månstig   •  

    Where and how can I buy i ticket from Train station in Marseille to Airport in Marseille?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Annika,

      Tickets to Marseille Airport can be bought at the ticket office at the train station and on SNCF vending machines (credit card only).

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  2. helen farrell   •  

    hi arriving at Marseille airport on the 14th July. I would like to take the shuttle bus to the train station in Marseille.
    Should I book in advance
    Is it easy to find the bus station from the airport
    When I arrive at station will there be taxis to take us to our hotel( Hotel Dieu)
    What’s the likely cost of taxi from station to hotel
    Thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Helen,

      You can either book the ticket for shuttle online or buy it directly at the airport. The shuttle bus will take You to Marseille Gare Saint-Charles (train station). Generally, there should be taxis waiting in front of the station. Your accommodation is around 2 kilometres from the station so I assume it should not cost more than €10. In any case, please check the price with the driver before getting in the taxi to avoid being overpriced.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  3. Angie   •  

    Flying in to Marseille 7/13and need to get to Aix and flying out Monday 7/16. Ant tips would be appreciated!

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Angie,

      You can either go to Aix-En-Provence – Beauvall (one of Aix’s districts but it’s a bit outside the city centre) directly from Marseille Airport by LER17. Or You can combine Ouibus shuttle to Marseille train station (Gare Routière Saint-Charles) and then from Marseille to Aix-En-Provence.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Michel   •  

    Hi, I plan to arrive in Marseille Provence and take the free shuttle to Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille-Provence TER (Airport) trainstation. From there take the train to Toulon. Do you recommend this option? Is there a schedule available for this shuttle? Why is this option not mentioned on this site?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Michel,

      It’s true, there is a free shuttle bus to Vitrolles train station but we didn’t put it in the blog post because there’s no regular schedule for this shuttle. The shuttle departures from Marseille Airport are in accordance with trains passing through Vitrolles. You can take a risk and opt for Vitrolles but I would recommend to go to the main train station in Marseille because it has more departures and schedules.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. shirley rourke   •  

    is it easy to get a bus/coach from the Airport to the Cruise Terminal? Any help/comments would be great thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Shirley,

      There is no direct line from the airport to the cruise port. What I suggest is to take a shuttle to the central station (St Charles) and then take a taxi (it should not cost more than €10) or take a metro but you’ll need to transfer once.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. Sonia   •  

    We shall be arriving at Marseille on Sept 9th at 23.00hrs. Do you think we shall miss the last shuttle bus to Gare St. Charles please? At what time does the last shuttle bus leave the airport? Thank you.

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sonia,

      The last bus from the airport departs at 00:10. You can check here the timetable of departures.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Basab Saha   •  

    I am travelling to Marseille. I booked online bus shuttle ticket from St Charles to Airport departure at 0410 hrs.
    The ticket do not show any departure time. How do I confirm my seat for 0410 hrs shuttle

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Basab,

      You will need to contact directly the website where You booked Your online ticket.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. Hansen Hammond   •  

    I am arriving to the marseilles airport at 11:30 at night. What is the closest hotel/motel within walking distance from the airport ? Is there a free shuttle that can take me to the hotel and what are the hours for drop off and pickup since my flight the next morning is at 6 am so i have to be at the airport at 4:30

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Hansen,

      There are several hotels in the proximity of Marseilles Airport, you can check them under the section “FAQ – bus and transport from Marseilles airport”

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Elena   •  

    How long is the shuttle bus ride form the st. Charles train station to the airport in the early morning? We need to be at the airport at 7:30 in the morning.

    Thanks!
    Elena

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Elena,

      You can check the timetable of departures which is linked under the section “Airport shuttle bus”. Time travel of the bus is 40 minutes.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  10. Roz Batterham   •  

    We fly into Marseille Airport at 12.55 pm on Oct 8 I have booked the 16.18 train from Saint Charles Marseille to Agde. Can we get on the train at Vitrolles station or do we have to go into Marseille St Charles to catch it?
    Regards
    Roz

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Roz,

      We do not have that information unfortunately, I suggest to contact directly train company, the contact info should be stated on the ticket or on their website.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  11. Rick D Zajicek   •  

    I am being dropped off at Marseille Airport. I want to get to CDG by train. How do I get from airport to Aix-en-Provence TGV to get train to CDG? Or should I go back to Marseille Gare St Charles?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Rick,

      There’s a direct train line (TGV 9864 in the direction Brussels) from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Journey lasts around three hours.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  12. Jane Seidel   •  

    I am trying to find affordable transport from Contignac to the airport on 22 July 2019 for a 10 AM flight.

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Jane,

      I advise you to book a private transfer as it is the best option to get from Contignac to Marseilles Airport.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  13. Douik   •  

    Hi
    I will arriving at Marseille Airport by 12.00 on 25 Feb and I want to know what’s the best and cheapest transport form Marseille to Aid an province
    Merci

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Douik,

      As it is stated in the text, the best way to reach Aix en Provence is by direct bus from Marseille Airport. The bus departs every 30 minutes.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  14. Marty Vandaveer   •  

    Best way to get from marseille airport to 280 blvd. Michelet during day.

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Marty,

      First you need to reach Marseille St Charles train station (either by train or by shuttle bus) and then take metro line M2 to Perier, exit and take bus B1 to
      Michelet Bousquet.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  15. emma   •  

    I need to get to saint Charles station from the airport. Wish is the most direct route ? Train or Bus?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Emma,

      I suggest you take the shuttle bus (line 91) from Marseilles Airport to St Charles train station. Travel time is 40 minutes.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  16. Agnieszka   •  

    Hello, I am arriving to Terminal 1A at 23:00, my mum at terminal 2. Are the terminals far away by walking? do you think we could catch the last bus at 23:30?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Agnieszka,

      I think there should be no problem because you have 30 minutes between flight arrival and bus departure.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  17. Trinh   •  

    Please tell me how I can get from Marseille Airport to Marseille Cruise terminal please? And how far and how much will it cost? What are the mode on transportation?
    Thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Trinh,

      You can either use a combination of train,metro and bus or by taxi. First you need to reach Gare St. Charles (main train station) and then catch metro M2 to Joliette, exit then transfer to bus line 35 and drive to Littoral Gourret. Or you can just grab a taxi which will cost around €40-50.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  18. Eeh   •  

    Hello,

    I am flying into Marseille airport next week with a group of friends and we will need to get to the train station, going to Nice.

    What is the best way to get to the train station?

    Do you know how much trains to Nice will cost roughly? and what’s the quickest route?

    Many thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Emily,

      As it is already stated in the text: The shuttle bus Navette Marseilles Aeroport (line 91) to the Marseille Saint Charles (train station) departs every 15-20 mins to and from the railway station.
      Unfortunately, we do not have information about train ticket prices to Nice. We suggest to consult the info desk at Saint Charles station.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  19. Coco   •  

    Dear Melani,

    On Friday August 2nd 2019 (next week) my friend and I will arrive from Amsterdam to Marseille Provance Airport at 17:35 according to the flight schedule. We need to collect our check in suitcases and then go straight to the Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille-Provence TER to take a train to Orange at 17:25.

    Do you have tips on how we can get to the train station quickest? I read about the free shuttle that leaves according to train departures, what time should we be at the shuttle at platform nr. 5 in order to catch the train from 17:25? Also, do you know the platform for the Orange train?

    We need to find out all about the routing so we can go as fast as possible and catch this train, thank you very much!

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Coco,

      Unfortunately we do not have the precise information about shuttle nor train departures. We advise you to try and get the info at info desk at Marseille Airport.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  20. Coco   •  

    I am sorry, our arrival at Marseille airport is
    16:35

    Train to Orange leaves
    17:25

    Best, Coco

  21. Steven   •  

    Does the price for the shuttle bus between St Charles and the Airport (Euro 8.30) include luggage? Or does the bus charge extra if we have large suitcases.

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Steven,

      Yes, the transportation of luggage is included in the ticket price.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  22. Alex   •  

    Hi,
    Could you please tell me if I can travel by train from Marseille airport directly to Cavaillon? If so can I purchase the train tickets in the airport? Sadly I do not speak French.
    Kind regards.

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Alex,

      It is possible to travel by train to Cavaillon from Marseille Airport, however, the train departs from Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille Provence train station and makes a stop/transfer in Avignon.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  23. Agnes Griffiths   •  

    Hi we are travelling to Marseille airport and need to get to,the cruise port can you please tell me route mode of transport and approx costs. Thank you

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Agnes,

      There is no direct line from the airport to the cruise port. What I suggest is to take a shuttle to the central station (St Charles) and then take a taxi (it should not cost more than €10) or take a metro but you’ll need to transfer once.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  24. Nugzari Jinjikhadze   •  

    Hi we are coming at 23:00 is there will be any bus to Marseilles

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Nugzari,

      There are shuttle bus departures from the airport at 23:30, 23:50 and the last one at 00:10.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  25. Giuseppe   •  

    Hello,

    Can I pay for a return ticket from the airport to Marseille and use the return from Aix en Provence to the airport?

    Regards
    Giuseppe

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Giuseppe,

      I am afraid that is not possible, but it is best to check directly with the bus carrier.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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