Marseille Provence Airport Guide (MRS)
A new parking area is due to be added in 2013.
Information desks (tel: 04 4214 1414/2114) are located on the arrivals level of the mp1 terminal. Reception staff can advise on airport facilities, the times of flight arrivals and departures and connecting flights.
There is no information desk as such in the mp2 terminal (low cost terminal) but the travel agency mp2travel (tel: 04 4214 3414), which has service desks in the terminal's public area and in the boarding lounge, will help travellers with any queries.
The airport's automatic information service (tel: (04) 4214 2020) is available 24 hours a day and also covers mp2 terminal flights and services.
Transfer between terminals:
The terminals are within walking distance of each other.
Marseille Provence Airport is located on the D20 at Marignane. From central Marseille, take the A55 motorway to the Autoroute du Soleil / A7 northbound and follow signs to the airport.
Public transport rail:
Rail: Regular shuttle buses link the terminals with the Vitrolles Aéroport railway station, which is a five-minute ride away. From here, regular SNCF (www.ter-sncf.com) trains operate to Marseille (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: €4.70) and numerous other destinations, including Avignon and Montpellier. Tickets can be purchased from automatic machines in the airport.
Public transport road:
Shuttle: There are shuttle buses from Marseille Provence Airport to Marseille St Charles railway station (journey time: 20-30 minutes; fare: €8.50) and to Aix-en-Provence bus and TGV train stations (journey time: 30-40 minutes; fare: €7.80).
Taxi: Taxis are available 24 hours a day and can be ordered in advance (tel: 04 4214 2444 or 06 2523 1319; www.taxis-aeroport.com). The fare to central Marseille is approximately €50 during the day and €60 at night, and the journey time is around 20 minutes.
ATMs and a bureau de change can be found in the terminals.
Wi-Fi internet access is available in the airport's mp1 terminal building. There is also an internet café in the main building. Internet access is available in a dedicated area of the low-cost mp2 terminal, where there are also telephone kiosks.
There are various cafés and restaurants in the public areas of the terminals and in the boarding lounges. These range from brasseries serving local dishes to international coffee and fast food chains. Automatic vending machines can be found in the concourses to provide light snacks and drinks.
There are duty-free shops for passengers leaving the EU and newsagents in both terminals. There are also shops selling local produce and handicrafts and a couple of specialist perfumery/cosmetics outlets.
Left-luggage facilities (tel: 06 3776 1563) are available in Hall 1 of the mp1 terminal, open Monday to Friday only. Trolleys can be found throughout Marseille Provence Airport, and porters are available on request. For lost and found items, contact PCPA (tel: 08 2014 2410) on the ground floor of Hall 3.
There is a baby changing facility by the boarding lounge. Shower facilities are available in Hall 1.
Conference and business:
The Business Centre (tel: 04 4214 2774/8) is located in Hall 4 on the first floor of the mp1 terminal. This area offers private offices, meeting rooms and lounges for hire. Up to 250 people can be accommodated in the Panoramique Lounge in Hall 1 of terminal mp1. Facilities here include telephones, fax, internet and audiovisual equipment, while its services range from personal porters and catering to a limousine service. Further meeting facilities are also available at some of the airport's hotels.
Marseille Provence Airport has adapted toilets, lifts and reserved parking spaces for disabled passengers. Other facilities for wheelchair users can be provided on request by the airlines or by Midi Provence (tel: 04 4214 2742).
There are more than 9,000 parking spaces in nine car parks at Marseille Provence Airport, including covered and outdoor areas. Covered parking is available close to the terminal in P6; short-term parking is available in P2, P8 and P9; medium-term parking is available in car parks P10 and P5; and long-term parking is available in P1, P3 and P7. The first 40 minutes of parking in P2 and P8 are free.
A separate budget facility, Chèques Parking, also offers short-term parking and spaces can be booked via the airport’s website. Valet parking is available upon request (tel: 04 4214 2692) in front of P6. Call the parking information line (tel: 04 4214 2927) for more information on rates and services.
Car hire companies at Marseille Provence Airport include: Advantage, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt. Desks for each of these providers are situated on the ground floor of Hall 4 (domestic arrivals). The parking areas for car hire vehicles are located between car parks P3, P7 and P8.