Getting There & Away
The Bouches-du-Rhône département is well-connected by air, road, rail and sea to the rest of Provence, as well as to France, the Mediterranean and several countries beyond. The Aéroport Marseille-Provence, 25km from its namesake city, is the principal point of entry for those arriving by air, with select connections to North America, Africa and the Middle East, and excellent connections to European cities.
High-speed TGV trains link Marseille with Paris, Lyon and Lille, while slower services head west (to Montpellier), north (to Avignon) and east (to Nice and Italy).
The A7, A8, A9 and A51 are the principal autoroutes for those travelling by road.
The main ferry port is located in the Joliette area of Marseille, with regular services to Corsica, Sardinia (Italy), Algeria and Tunisia.