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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995



Air

Airport Marseille-Provence "Marignane" (28 km)
Tel: (33) 442 14 14 14; (33) 442 89 07 74
Left Luggage (Consigne): there is no left-luggage facility at the airport, because of security; use the left-luggage (consigne) at the bus station (gare routière).
Marseilles (Gare Saint-Charles) to Airport Shuttle (Navette)
Tel: (33) 491 50 59 34
Departure: Every 20 minutes, 05h30-21h50; duration 30 min.
Airport to Marseillese (Gare Saint-Charles) (Navette)
Tel: (33) 442 14 31 27
Departure: Every 20 minutes, 06h20-22h50; duration 30 min.

Among the internal airlines operating here, La Navette advertises (Jan 1997) Marseilles-Paris flights every 15 minutes during peak periods. Their advertised "Tarif Mini Bleu" (which is not peak periods) is 325 F.

Metro

There are two metro lines serving Marseilles.
Metro 1 goes from the main hospital "Timone" in the eastern suburbs, along Bvd Baille to the Place Castellane, in to the Quai des Belges at the Old Port, out to the Gare St.Charles, past the Longchamp Park, and then way out through the northeast suburbs of St.Just, Frais Vallon and La Rose (the Château-Gombert Technopole).
Metro 2 runs roughly north-south, connecting the shipping port, the Gare St.Charles and La Canebière, and out the Avenue du Prado to the Palais des Congrès and the big sports complex at Ste.Marguerite.

Hours: 05h00-21h00
Circuit Fluo: 21h-0h30, every 15 minutes

Rail

SNCF (Railways)
Tel: (33) 836 35 35 35
Auto-Rail
Tel: (33) 491 08 50 50
Main Line (Grande Ligne) - The Marseilles-Paris rail line includes:
Marseilles, Miramas, Arles, Tarascon-sur-Rhône, Nimes, Clermont-Ferrand, Vichy, Nevers, Paris.
TGV (Train Grand Vitesse) - The high-speed train stops include:
Paris-Gare de Lyon, Valence, Montélimar, Orange, Avignon, Arles, Marseilles, Toulon, Les Arcs Draguignan, St-Raphaêl, Cannes, Antibes, Nice.

Sea

SNCM - Société Nationale Corse-Méditerranée
61 Bvd des Dames (2e)
Information - Tel: (33) 491 56 30 10
Reservations - Tel: (33) 491 56 30 30
Boat trips to the islands of Pomègues and Ratonneau, via the Port of Frioul
Groupement des Armateurs Côtiers Marseillais
1 Quai des Belges; 13001 Marseille
Tel: (33) 491 55 50 09
Cost: 55 F

Taxis

SNCF (Railways)
Marseille Taxis, Tel: (33) 491 02 20 20
Taxis France, Tel: (33) 491 49 91 00
Taxis Tupp, Tel: (33) 491 05 80 80
Taxis Plus, Tel: (33) 491 03 60 03
Eurotaxi, Tel: (33) 491 97 12 12; multilingual drivers


Transportation Marseille Transportation

Marseille Airport-Railway Shuttle

  • A shuttle bus navette provides frequent service between the Marseille (Mariagne) airport and the Marseille St-Charles railway station in the center of town. The journey takes 25 minutes. The cost (2012) is € 8.00 for a single ticket.
  • Navette / Shuttle-Bus website: www.navettemarseilleaeroport.com/index.php

  • An extensive bus service covers all of Marseilles. The use of electric-powered trolleys (called tramways), along with the metros, helps reduce air pollution for this active city.

    Information, Tel: (33) 491 91 92 10

    Bus Station (Gare Routière)

    Tel: (33) 491 08 16 40

    Place Victor Hugo (1 block northwest of the Gare St Charles)

    Left Luggage (Consigne): there is a left-luggage facility (consigne) at the bus station (gare routière)

Area Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone Buses

Bus Marseille - Digne - Barcelonnette

  • The Marseille - Digne-les-Bains - Barcelonnette bus route is: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Meyrargues, Peyrolles, Mirabeau, Corbières, Sainte Tulle, Manosque, Volx, Villeneuve, La Brillanne, Oraison, Les Pourcelles, Dabisse, Peyruis, Les Mées, Malijai, Mallemoisson, Aiglun, Digne-les-Bains, La Javie, Col de Maure, Seyne-les-Alpes, Montclar, Saint Vincent, Barcelonnette.
       Trip time is 4 hrs (Marseille - Manosque 1h20; Manosque - Digne 1hr10; Digne - Barcelonnette 1h30).
       The route and schedule is available on the SCAL-Autocars website (link just below).
  • Web: www.scal-amv-voyages.com/ligne.htm

Bus Marseille - Gap - Briancon

  • The Marseille - Gap - Briancon bus route is: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Meyrargues, Peyrolles, Mirabeau, Corbières, Sainte Tulle, Manosque, Volx, Villeneuve, La Brillanne, Lurs, Peyruis, Saint Auban, Chateau-Arnoux, Volonne, Peipin, Les Bons Enfants, Sisteron, Le Poet, Rourebeau, Le Beynon, Valenty, Monetier-Allemont, Le Vivas, La Saulce, Tallard, Chateauvieux, La Tourronde, Gap; La Batie Neuve, Chorges, Savines, Embrun, Chateauroux, Guillestre, Mont-Dauphin, L'Argentière, Briançon.
    -   Trip time Marseille - Gap is 3h15 (Marseille - Manosque 1h20; Manosque - Sisteron 0h50; Sisteron - Gap 1hr). The separate bus between Gap and Briançon is just under 2 hours.
    -   The route and schedule is available on the SCAL-Autocars website (link just below).
  • Web: www.scal-amv-voyages.com/ligne.htm

Department 13, Bouches-du-Rhône Buses

Digne, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille

  • The schedule for the Digne-les-Bain, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille bus line is available via the Digne Office de Tourisme website. The route includes stops: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Meyrargues, Peyrolles, Mirabeau, Corbières, Sainte Tulle, Manosque, Volx, Villeneuve, La Brillanne, Oraison, Les Pourcelles, Dabisse, Les Mées, Malijai, Mallemoisson, Aiglun, Digne-les-Bains. Trip time is 2h10 (1hr Marseille - Manosque, and 1h10 Manosque - Digne-les-Bains).
  • Web: www.ot-dignelesbains.fr/garedigne_busdigne-rubrique-26-FR-DIGNE_LES_BAINS.html

Marseille - Gréoux - Riez - Castellane Bus FH-27

  • LER line 27 (part A): 3 buses/day, between Marseille and Riez, trip time 2 hrs. Stops: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Venelles, Meyrargues, Peyrolles, Pont Mirabeau, St Paul-lez-Durance, Vinon, Gréoux-les-Bains, St Martin-de-Bromes, Allemagne-en-Provence, Riez.
     
    LER line 27 (part B): 1 bus a day between Riez and Castellane (via the Gorges-de-Verdon), trip time 1h30. Stops: Riez, Roumoules, Moustiers-Ste-Marie, Lapalud, Rougon, Pont de Soleil, Castellane.
     
    • On the LER website (http://www.info-ler.fr/fr/lignes-horaires/carte-et-fiches-horaires-n287. , select Ligne 27: Marseille / Greoux / Castellane to display the bus schedule PDF.

Marseille Regional Buses

  • The Bus-Agglo.fr website has schedules for the 11 bus lines that serve the outlying area of Marseille.
    Marseille Regional (Agglomoration) Buses. Areas and villages served by these agglomoration buses include Aubagne (Pôle d'échanges), Auriol, La Bouilladisse, Cuges-les-Pins, Gémenos, La Fleuride, La Garenne, Les Paluds, Les Passions, La Penne-sur-Huveaune, Pin Vert, Roquevaire, Saint Zacharie, La Treille