Transports in Marseille
Tramway, underground, bus and boatbus
Ticket : 1,90 € on board (1,50 € at the ticket dispenser). Tickets available 1h everywhere on the city transportation system. Cards of 10 journeys and pass for 1, 3, 7 days.
Tickets available in the underground stations, at Saint-Charles railway station or RTM registered traders. The transportation system works from 5 am to 0.30 am.
With the RTM (see below).
Crossing : 5 € (including 1h30 of interconnection on the RTM transportation system). From April to September, 8 am-7 pm (10 pm from June to August). There 2 lines between the « Vieux-Port » to the Pointe-Rouge on one hand and to the “Estaque” on the other hand (chichi fregi as a reward !).
A very good way to avoid urban traffic an discover the splendid seafront of Marseille (especially with the shuttle to the Pointe-Rouge).
A good tip : if you plan to use the boat shuttles (5 €/crossing and 10 € the round trip), please note that they are fre with the 7 days RTM pass (13,70 €)... Do the math !
Marseille by bike with « Le Vélo »
Payment by CB cards only. Access fees (available 7 days) : 1 € ; 1st 1/2h free, then 1 € each 1/2h. Despite the city’s topography « Le Vélo », available in 160 stations, is very successful.
Obligatory reservation, 06-26-51-66-12.
Subscription 5 € (available 1 year) then 6 € each 15 mn. An original way to discover the city.
Good to know : the website lepilote.com lists all the urban and interurban transports. Also available on iPhone.
In town or at the Saint-Charles railway station.
Be careful, payment by CB doesn’t work well in Marseille !
Outside the Saint-Charles railway station, on bd Voltaire. Access through « voie A », follow the sign « P2 ».
Hertz, Europcar, Avis, open everyday, from 8 am to 9 pm.
Firefly, cheap car rental ; unlimited mileage and interesting prices.
Ferry terminal of the Joliette : parvis de la Joliette, entrée terminal 2, port autonome, 13002 Marseille. Underground station : Joliette.
Compagnie SNCM : 47, boulevard des Dames, 13002 Marseille. Tel. : 32-60 (0,15 €/mn). Underground station : Joliette. Open from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, and open on Saturdays from April to August.
Departures fro Corsica, Sardinia, Algeria and Tunisia.