The busy port city of Marseille is known as energetic, bustling and a bit edgy. With a long history of over 1500 years, it will mesmerise you with the beautiful Old port and grandiose churches. It's no surprise the city was named the European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Most popular attractions in Marseille
The heart of the city is the Vieux Port (Old Port), while on its north side you will find the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM). One of the symbols of Marseille is La Canebière, the iconic avenue, where you will find many stores and kebab shops today. Le Panier neighbourhood is the oldest part of the city, and it's located just uphill the port.
Among the most famous landmarks in Marseille are the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Basilique Saint-Victor, Château d'If, Cathédrale de la Major and the History Museum.
Marseille public transportation
Marseille has an integrated public transport which includes two metro lines, two tram lines and an extensive bus network. The same tickets apply to all public transport means.
The two metro lines make stops at the central train station Marseille Saint Charles and intersect at Castellane station, as well. However, the metro doesn't serve the main attractions. Instead, it's better to take the bus.
Buses cover every part of the city, and some bus lines reach the suburbs, as well. Tourists widely use this way of transportation for visiting the main attractions.
Car rental in Marseille is convenient for taking day trips to the nearby towns and for exploring Provence. And if you don't want to rent a car, taking a local Marseille taxi is a better solution to reach different parts of the city.
Marseille Port is the second trade port in France and one of the top cruise ports in the world. Looking back at history, the Marseille Port has played the primary role in the city economy and development. Its dominance is still evident today.
How to organise Marseille airport transfer?
Marseille Provence Airport is the fifth busiest airport in France by passenger traffic. It is well-connected to the city and the surrounding area via train, bus, taxi and private airport transfer.
Trains depart from the station near the terminal building. A free shuttle bus connects the airport to the train station, and it's a short 5-minutes ride. The train will take you to the central train station in Marseille, where you can take the metro or the bus to reach your destination. There are direct train lines from Marseille Provence to Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Nimes, Beziers, and Perpignan.
There is a direct bus line from Marseille Provence to Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles and the travel time is approximately 25 minutes. Bus line No. 40 departs from the bus station and will take you to the central bus station of Aix en Provence. During the winter season, ski coaches operate to the main ski resorts near Marseille.
The Marseille Provence has an official airport taxi service. The Marseille airport taxi service is available 24/7, and the vehicles are available outside the terminals.
The most convenient alternative is a private Marseille airport transfer. Once you land, the driver will meet you and help you with your luggage to the taxi vehicle. We offer a door-to-door transfer, so you don't need maps or timetables. In case there are any flight delays, the pickup time will be adjusted.
City Airport Taxis offers an all-inclusive service, without hidden charges. The luggage is included in the price, and you can see the specification for each vehicle when making the reservation online. According to your destination and type of vehicle, you will get an instant quote, and after you make the reservation, we will send you a confirmation voucher.
The price for a private transfer from Marseille airport to city centre starts from 60 EUR, one way.
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