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Getting around

Bus & tram

Bus & metro

Marseille has two metro lines (Métro 1 and Métro 2) and an extensive bus network.

The metro and most buses run from 5am only until 9pm. From 9.25pm to 12.30am, metro routes are covered every 15 minutes by buses M1 and M2; stops are marked with the fluorescent green signs reading métro en bus (metro by bus). Most night buses begin their runs in front of the Espace Infos RTM (04 91 91 92 10; 6 rue des Fabres, 1er; Vieux Port; 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-12.30pm & 2-5.30pm Sat), where you can obtain information and tickets for public transport.

Bus/metro tickets (€1.70) can be used on any combination of metros and buses for one hour after they’ve been time-stamped. A pass for one/three days costs €4.50/10.


At the time of research, Marseille’s new tramway was in the works, though hampered by delays; check www.metro-tramway-marseille.com (in French) for updates.

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Local transport


There’s a taxi stand to the right as you exit the train station through the main entrance. Marseille Taxi (04 91 02 20 20) and Taxis France (04 91 49 91 00) run taxis 24 hours a day. Flagfall is €1.50, or €3 if you order one by phone.

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