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Marseille Travel Guide

Arrival to Marseille

Marseille By Air

Marseille Provence International Airport receives flights from more than 80 different destinations from all over the world. The airport is located 27km (17 miles) northwest of the city centre. The terminal has three halls, for international and domestic arrivals and departures.

There are minivans and buses that provide transport service from the airport to the city and they run daily from 6a.m every 20 minutes. The journey generally takes 30 minutes.
Tel. 04-42-14-14-14

Marseille By Train

Approximately 200 trains arrive daily in Marseille from other cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Genoa and Geneva. The TGV line from Paris to Marseille has high-speed trains daily and can take you from Marseille to Paris in three hours. The main station is Gare St Charles (tel: (08) 92 35 35 35).
Regional trains serve Avignon, Nice, Toulon, Cannes and many other towns on the coast and inland. You can also take the local train which runs almost every hour across the Côte d’Azur making a number of stops before reaching Marseille.
Tel. 08-92-35-35-35

Marseille By Car

Motorways in Marseille are very safe and there are good connections to Spain, Italy and Northern Europe. Take the A7 to go to the north (Aix, Lyon, Paris), take the A8 to go to Nice and the A55 to go to the west of the city (Fos, Martigues, Monpellier and Barcelona). The A50/N98 runs along the Mediterranean from Marseille through Toulon, Heyres, St Tropez, St Maxime, St Raphael, Cannes and eventually on to Nice and the A55 to the west (Martigues, Monpellier and Barcelona).

The minimum age for driving is 18 years. The Speed limits are: 130kph (81mph) on motorways, 110kph (68mph) on dual carriageways, 90kph (56mph) outside built-up areas and 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas.
Motorway network telephone number: (04) 91 78 78 78

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