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Flights to Marseille (MRS)

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Marseille travel information

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Marseille is a diverse city, packed with history, culture, museums, classic French architecture, backdropped by the white limestone cliffs of the Clanques. The hub of Marseille is the colourful Vieux-Port and a harbour filled with yachts and many seafood restaurants and is the perfect place to relax. Immerse yourself in local life with a wander through Marseille’s busy streets, including along the famous La Canebière, a tree lined avenue filled with hotels, shops, and restaurants. The city has a mix of vibrant sounds, smells and sights - unlike any other place in France.

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When to visit

Marseille has a Mediterranean climate with hot sunny weather though most of the year and mild winters. The best time to visit is in summer (June to September) when the city comes alive with dance, music and food events. Temperatures in summer average around 28–30 °C, making it a good time to relax at the Pages du Prado beach and enjoy the waterside cafes. Spring is also a lovely time to visit the Jardin du Pharo gardens, for stunning views over the city. Temperatures in spring average around 18°C.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Marseille Airport (MRS)Opens external site in a new window. It is an international airport located 27 km northwest of Marseille, France. 

Arriving in Marseille

When your flight arrives in Marseille, you’ll be welcomed by the staff the airport to get your visit off to the right start. 

Getting into Marseille from Marseille Airport 

With a wide range of transport options available at Marseille Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from train, bus, taxi, shuttle, car rental or Uber. By train, you can take a short shuttle bus from Marseille Airport, terminal 1 to Vitrolles Train station, that can get you to the city centre on the TER network. Various bus routes operate to Marseille city centre and other destinations. To town it takes approximately 25 minutes. For a comfortable way to travel, take a taxi from outside the terminal to reach the city centre in approximately 30 minutes, or you may wish to request an Uber through the app. If you wish to rent a car, visit the desks in the car park in front of terminal 1. Another convenient option is to organise a hotel transfer to take you to your destination.

Getting around Marseille

Getting around Marseille is smooth, with plenty of transport options depending on how you prefer to get around. Choose from public transport, taxis, Uber, car on foot or bikes. Public transport options include the metro, tram and bus and it's best to buy a reloadable Transpass card to use on the network. There are two metro lines, over 80 bus lines and three tram lines taking you to where you need to go. Taxis are available throughout Marseille, or you may wish to request an Uber through the app. Each of the neighbourhoods are easy to navigate on foot, and it’s a good way to take in the sights and stop at a cafe when you need. The city has a bike share scheme with over 130 stands across the city, and it’s a lovely way to cycle around the port. You may wish to rent a car, though it can be tricky to park with narrow streets, so it’s best to use public transport or explore on foot.   

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