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.

Each of the three terminals (1A, 1B and 2) are home to a number of shops including duty-free, watches and jewellery, a perfume store and a minimarket.  

If you’re looking for something to eat or drink before your flight, eateries include Burger King, Brioche Dorée, Starbucks and Chefs en Provence restaurant to name a few.  

Marseille Airport offers free WiFi connection in both terminals without time limits. To log in, simply register with the SSID network “WIFI_AIRPORT”. 

If you need more information or advice on what to see in Marseille, go to one of the two information offices in the Arrivals Area of Terminal 1, Hall A and Hall B. The information points are open 24 hours a day. 

If you have a long wait until your next flights and fancy checking out more of what Marseille has to offer without dragging your luggage with you, contact Baggage Storage managed by Baggage du Monde in Hall 1. You may be able to leave your luggage safely stored at the airport for a while, leaving you free to explore the city.  

Looking for accommodation near the airport? There are a number of hotels just a stone’s throw from Marseille-Provence airport, including B & B Hotel St Victoret (2 star), the Best Western (3 star), the Comfort Hotel (3 star), the Golden Tulip (4 star), the Ibis Hotel (3 star), the Ibis Budget (2 star), the Ibis Styles (3 star), the Kyriad Hotel (3 star) or the Pullman Hotel (4 star). 

All these are connected to the airport by shuttles, although unfortunately aren’t equipped for people with reduced mobility. 

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