Marseille is on the main route of major railway lines. Its international airport is served by 103 direct lines.
Welcome desks of the Forum will be placed at the airport and train station.
Find below some information about the different ways to reach Marseille, and a few tips about the transports there.
The Saint Charles train station, in the very heart of Marseille, is a 15 minute walk from Marseille's famous Vieux Port and 5 metro stops away from the Parc Chanot venue.
There are direct TGV’s from Paris or Toulouse (3 hours), Brussels and Geneva (5h20) and Bordeaux (6 hours). Travelling from London will take you 7 hours combining the Eurostar and the TGV.
- SNCF, French National Rail website
- TGV international website
The international airport Aéroport Marseille Provence, situated near the town of Marignane, is a 25 minute drive away from the center of Marseille. It is France's 4th airport.
A few figures:
• 15 daily flights from and to major French towns
• 28 daily flights Paris/Marseille - flight duration 1h20
• direct flights to 91 towns in 37 countries
• 34 regular airplane companies, 6 of which are low cost
From the airport, take a taxi or use the Airport shuttle service to take you straight to the Gare Saint Charles, Marseille main train station.
Marseille Provence Airport
Tel. (+33) 442 14 14 14
Low-cost terminal « MP2 »
www.mp2.aeroport.fr (in French only)
Shuttle service from Marseille Airport to St-Charles train station
From Monday to Sunday you have the option of taking a bus to the St. Charles train station (duration 25 minutes - price 8€50). Departures occur every 20 minutes between 4:30 am and 11:30 pm from the MP1 terminal (between lobbies 3-4 and 1). For more information, please consult the website: www.navettemarseilleaeroport.com/index.php.
Taxi station of the airport
The taxis from Marseille-Provence airport ensure continuous service 7 days per week and 24 hours per day from the MRS and MP2 terminals The prices for going to downtown Marseille are 40€ during the day and 50€ at night (30km). The night price applies from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am, Sundays and Bank Holidays. You can contact the company by telephone at (+33) 442 88 11 44, by email : firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the website : www.taxis-aeroport.com.
Marseille is connected to major French, Spanish and Italian cities by 3 motorways.
• By the A7-A51 Northern autoroute: Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Paris, Brussels.
• By the A55 Seaside « Autoroute du Littoral »: Arles, Montpellier, Toulouse, Barcelona
• By the A50 Eastbound autoroute: Toulon, Nice, Milan, Turin and Genoa.
Your itinerary : www.viamichelin.fr
You can reach Marseille by boat from Algeria, Sardegna and Tunisia.
Information and online reservation:
As an environmentally friendly step, and in accordance with the current usage of transportation, we invite the ministerial delegations to make maximal use of the transportation system in greater Marseille (train, tram, metro, bus). You will find all the necessary information to organise your trips on the RTM site: RTM – Régie des Transports de Marseille (Marseille Transportation Authority) : ? www.rtm.fr.
RTM – Marseille's public transport service
PASS RTM: 15€: 7 days unlimited trips on the entire bus, metro and tramway system. Sales points: ?Saint-Charles Train Station and Parc Chanot Reception Area.
Are you in Marseille for the World Water Forum? Take advantage of the City Pass to discover Marseille thanks to an all-inclusive "fixed price". CITY PASS: 29€. 7 days unlimited trips on the entire bus, metro and tramway system + Tourism Services. Sales points: Marseille Tourism Office & Parc Chanot Reception Area
More info here.
Compose your itinerary with Le Pilote (www.lepilote.com)
Marseille on a bike : free bike service “Le Vélo”
www.levelo-mpm.fr (in French), Toll free: 0800 801 225 (free call from France)
?1,000 bikes and service available from 6:00 am to midnight 7 days a week. ?1st half-hour free then 2 subscription packages are available for you (short and long term).
Taxis in Marseille
Taxi Radio Marseille - Tel. (+ 33) 491 02 20 20.
Taxis Bleu Provence - Tel. (+33) 491 901 901.
Les Taxis Marseillais - Tel. (+33) 491 92 92 92.
Taxi station close to Parc Chanot - Puget-Dromel Station - Tel. (+33) 491 75 58 52.
Taxi station close to Saint Giniez: Tel. (+33) 491 77 54 00.
See our practical information in brief
Official Forum Buses:
For daily trips from the hotels to Parc Chanot, buses are available for hotels located outside of Marseille as well as hotels in Marseille that are under serviced. Schedules are available in the reception areas of specific hotels in the list below:
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Note: Due to security measures, no parking will be authorised near or within Parc Chanot, except in the case of official World Water Forum vehicles, diplomatic vehicles or consular vehicles dropping off their delegation leaders or ministers.
To go to Parc Chanot, you will have the option of taking the Metro towards "Sainte Marguerite Dromel" (line M2, "Rond-Point du Prado" stop).
For further information on public transport in Marseille, consult the website www.rtm.fr.
You can also create your own itinerary on the website: www.lepilote.com.
You can also go to Parc Chanot by bus via the following lines ("Rond-Point du Prado" stop): 19 / 21 / 23 / 41 / 44 / 45 / 72 / 83.
You can reserve your taxi directly from your hotel or at the Forum reception desk. When you get into the vehicle, inform the driver of your departure terminal. The taxis from Marseille-Provence airport ensure continuous service 7 days per week and 24 hours per day from the MRS and MP2 terminals.
The prices for going to the airport from downtown Marseille are 40€ during the day and 50€ at night (30km). The night price applies from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
You can contact the company by telephone at +33 4 42 88 11 44 or at +33 4 14 24 44, by email : email@example.com or consult the website : www.taxis-aeroport.com.
Every 20 minutes from 4:30 am to 11:30pm, you can take a bus to the airport from the bus station at the St. Charles train station (duration 25 minutes - price 8€50). The buses service terminals MP2 and MP1.
For further information, please consult the website: www.navettemarseilleaeroport.com.
From Parc Chanot, you can take the metro line 2 ("Rond-point du Prado" stop) towards "Bougainville," until the "Gare Saint Charles" stop.
For further information on public transport in Marseille, consult the website www.rtm.fr You can also create your own itinerary on the website www.lepilote.com.