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Transports in Marseille

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Find, in this article, an overview of Marseille's transport network to help you move around the city.

Once you have settled in Marseille, you will probably start moving around, whether to go to work, shopping, sightseeing or taking your children to school. The city has a modern and developed transport network, like in the rest of the country. You can thus choose from the bus, tramway, subway, etc, to go anywhere. Fares are rather affordable, varying according to different categories of people and ages.

Subway

The subway networks stretches over 21.5 km with two lines covering a total of 30 stations. Subway is available as from 5 am until 1 am the next day. Note, however, that the last departure trip is scheduled before half past midnight.

Tramway

Marseille's tramway system comprises three lines serving a total of 32 stations over 13 km. The following lines are available as from 5 am till half past midnight:

  • Line T1 : Noailles-Les Caillols
  • Line T2 : Blancarde Foch - Arenc Le Silo
  • Line T3 : Arenc Le Silo – Castellane

Bus

The bus network comprises 950 km of lines serving around 2000 bus stops, as well as three neighboring cities, namely Allauch, Plan-de-Cuques and Septèmes-les-Vallons. The network is operational both by day and night as follows:

  • as from 5 am to 9 pm for the day service
  • as from 9 pm till half past midnight for the night service (Fluobus).

Bike

Le Vélo is a cycle program which is specially intended for those who enjoy biking. It comprises not less than 1,000 bikes over 130 stations. You can thus cycle freely across Marseilles 24/7.

Car sharing

If you have a valid driver's license and you wish to drive around the city, why not opt for car sharing? In fact the city hosts some 20 rental stations with a total of 60 vehicles. Note, however, that car sharing is intended for short trips within the city itself, without leaving it.

Taxi

Thanks to Taxi Radio Marseille and Les Taxis Marseillais, you will never end up short of means of transport. Indeed, the taxi network comprises not less than 1,560 professional taxi drivers over a total of 80 taxi stands.

Shuttle boat

The shuttle boat, for its part, is available as from 6.45 am until 7.35 pm on a daily basis. It can take you from Vieux Port to the Frioul archipelago and back.

Fares

Public transport fares generally vary according to different categories of people, that is their social condition and their age. Find more information on the Régie des Transports de Marseille website (see useful links below).

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Transports in Marseille Forum 
La Régie des Transports de Marseille – RTM www.rtm.fr
Marseille Official Portal Se déplacer se-deplacer.marseille.fr

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