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ABOUT MARSEILLE

The oldest city in France, founded 2,600 years ago

The tourism Marseille webpage: http://www.marseille-tourisme.com/en/

2 metro lines, about 80 buses lines and 3 tramways lines : http://www.rtm.fr/en/travellers-guide/getting-around/maps

 

TRAVEL

Air

Marseille Provence airport

Passenger information T : + 33 (0)820 811 414 - Fax : + 33 (0)4 42 14 27 24 - www.marseille-airport.com/

From the airport to Marseille City Centre (Gare St Charles Railway station) - Tel : + 33 (0)4 42 14 31 27

Shuttle service every 15 minutes from 4:10 to 0:10

Journey time : 25 minutes – direct by motorway

After 0:10, additional coach services are organized accorded to scheduled flight arrivals.

Fare : https://www.marseille-airport.com/access-car-parks/access/bus/marseille-gare-saint-charles

 

Taxi service :

24h/24 – Tel : + 33 (0)6 25 23 13 19/(0)4 42 14 24 44 - fax : + 33 (0)4 42 88 04 77

www.taxis-aeroport.com

Between the airport and the city center, the fare is about 50€ in the daytime and about 60€ at night, as well as Sundays and holidays. (Night fare is from 19:00 to 7:00)

 

TRAIN

Saint-Charles railway station

Direct access to the metro 1 et 2, bus n°49

Passenger information Tel : 3635

The new Mediterranean high speed train (TGV) : Marseille – Paris in 3 hours

Links between the main railway stations of Europe and Marseille

SNCF - www.sncf.com

 

ROAD

Coach station 3 rue Honnorat - 13003 (near the railway station Saint-Charles)

Tél : 0891 024 025 www.lepilote.com

A dense motorway system : 3 highways (East / North / Coastline) connecting Spain, Italy, and Northern Europe come together at Marseille.

 

ACCOMODATION

Here are the suggestion for accommodations at walking distance from the venue :

Some of you may prefer an accommodation in the city center closer to the restaurants, bars and night life (5 métro stations from the venue):

You may also find a large choice of BnB on various online plateforms.

NB : if renting a BnB, try to avoid the St Charles railway station immediate surrounding area, where some security issues might occur at night.