The main way to get around in Marseille is via the extensive public transport system, which include bus, metro and tram services around all parts of the city centre and the suburbs. Tickets are transferable across all three modes of transport and can be bought from metros or all shops displaying the official 'RTM' signage. Most buses run until 9pm, with a few continuing until about 12.30am. Travel after dark is best accomplished in taxis, which can be found at most large hotels or on the street. Driving in Marseille is not recommended, as the city centre is full of narrow, one-way streets and parking is limited.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are standard.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.
The international access code for France is +33. Most public telephones accept phone cards, which are available in newsagents. Mobile phones can be used in France, but be sure to check roaming costs before travelling. It is often cheaper to get a local sim card from providers such as Orange or Bouygues. Free wifi is available in most hotels, cafes, restaurants and similar establishments.
Shuttle buses leave the airport regularly for Marseille Saint-Charles Rail Station, where connections can be made to other destinations. Buses also connect the airport with Aix-en-Provence bus station and Aix-TGV rail station.
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are represented at the airport.
Metered taxis are avaliable outside the airport.
Facilities include a variety of retail outlets and duty-free shopping; bars, restaurants and cafes, a Business Centre, and banks, ATMs and bureaux de change.
Parking at Marseille Provence Airport varies in cost depending on the choice of parking lot and length of stay. P1, 2, 5, 6 and 10 are closest to the Halls, while P3, P7 Eco, P Duree XXL and P Cheque Parking are further away.
Wifi is available in Arrival Halls 1 at the Business Centre and Cezanne Lounge.