Marseille Provence airport (MRS) is the main airport in the Marseille region and welcomes more than nine million passengers each year. Built in 1922, it’s located at the edge of the pond Berre, 25 km from downtown Marseille and 26 km from the town of Aix-en-Provence. 

There are a number of airport transfer options for Marseille Provence airport including bus, train and shuttle from many different locations. Read on for information about Marseille airport transfers and how to book them.  


Train companiesSNCF: TER
Travel times from Marseille 10m by shuttle
Stations at the airportVitrolles Aéroport Marseille-Provence TER 
TerminalsT1 (A and B) and T2 

Marseille airport trains

The nearest train station to Marseille-Provence airport is Vitrolles-Aéroport-Marseille-Provence. From here a free shuttle bus service will take you to the airport in less than 10m.  

It’s easy to travel to the airport by both TER and TGV trains.  

TER trains – take a regional TER train to travel to Vitrolles-Aéroport-Marseille-Provence station from Marseille-Saint-Charles (13m journey time), Lyon (2h 8m journey time) or Paris (3h 47m journey time). 

TGV trains – hop on a high-speed TGV train to travel to Marseille airport from Avignon (1h 49m journey time) or Arles (32m journey time). 

For more information on rail connections to and from Marseille, visit our trains to Marseille page.  

Marseille airport buses

Once you reach Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille-Provence train station, take the shuttle bus to the airport. The service is free and runs daily every 15 minutes.  

The first bus to the airport leaves at 04:10 and the last one leaves at 23:30. From the airport to the train station, the first bus leaves at 04:50, and the last one at 00:10. 

How to get from Marseille airport to the city 

It’s easy to travel from Marseille airport to the city centre. The most direct way by public transport is by train, hop on the free shuttle (departs from bus station platform 5) that will take you from the airport to Vitrolles-Aéroport-Marseille-Provence station. Around 33 trains run from here to Marseille St-Charles station each day, with a journey time of around 18m.  

If you’re travelling from Marseille-Provence airport to elsewhere in France, we recommend booking train tickets in advance to find the best prices. Find out more about saving money on train travel, check out our guide to finding cheap train tickets in France.  

Airport facilities

Here’s all the information you need about the facilities on offer at Lyon Airport.

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