Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
Known locally as the Aéroport de Marseille Provence and close to Les Pennes Mirabeau, Marignane, St. Victoret and Zi des Estroublans, Marseille Airport (MRS) lies within the Bouches-du-Rhône region. The airport has become a major regional air hub for the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur area and receives direct flights from over 90 worldwide destinations.
Located around 20 km / 12 miles north-west of the city centre, more than seven million passengers pass through Marseille Provence Airport annually, using over 30 different airlines. One two-storey terminal handles all arrivals and departures. The terminal is divided into three halls - Hall 1 is used for international arrivals and departures and halls 3 and 4 are for domestic arrivals and departures. Currently, Marseille Airport ranks as France's number four, in terms of passenger traffic, with around 130,000 flight movements each year and also a significant amount of cargo flights, transporting some 45,000 tons of freight.
Airport shuttle buses connect Provence Airport with various nearby destinations, such as central Marseille, the Aix-en-Provence, the Salon de Provence and Vitrolles. A new 'Lost Cost Express Coach' service is currently in operation for budget airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet, linking Avignon, Cavaillon and the port city of Toulon. Shuttles, buses, limousines and taxis are readily available to take you into Marseille city. The Saint-Charles Railway Station is just a short shuttle bus ride from the airport. Alternatively, visitors can hire a car from one of several car rental agencies on offer at the airport.
About Marseille Tourism
Marseille is a port town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, located on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France. Its prime location is what gives this French city such a long and interesting history, dating back about 2,500 years.
Provence Airport (MRS) is a major gateway into this part of France and tourists visiting Marseille will be enchanted by its many museums, beautiful architecture with endless terracotta roofs, shops, eateries and historical sites, such as the 5th-century Abbaye St. Victor and the ancient Greek ruins at the Jardin des Vestiges. Marseille is also known for its wild nightlife that attracts tourists after dark. Several nearby beaches are ideal for those seeking fun in the sun, particularly those in Cassis and La Ciotat.
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS):|
|Address: BP 7 Aeroport, 13727, Marignane Cedex, France|
|Airport Code: MRS
Tel: +33 4 4214 1414
Fax: +33 4 4214 2724