British Airways operates frequent flights to Marseille, which arrive at the sleek modern Marseille Provence Airport, located 15 miles north-west of Marseille on the other side of the Estaque hills. After your flight, buses and taxis get you quickly into Marseille. There is good road access right into the centre of Marseille. After your flight to Marseille, start exploring the city by visiting Marseille's vibrant and spectacular Old Port.
Once off your flight to Marseille, catch the Marseille shuttle bus direct to Marseille from outside Arrivals. Buy your ticket before boarding. The Marseille shuttle bus departs every 20 minutes and takes just 25 minutes on motorway A55, which brings you straight to St-Charles railway station in central Marseille. It's only a few minutes' walk from La Canebire boulevard and Marseille's impressive Old Port. If you'd rather collapse into a taxi after your flight to Marseille, pick one up in the taxi waiting area outside the Flight Arrivals hall.
After flights to Marseille, many people stare in awe at the huge Old Port, guarded by waterfront fortresses. Explore Marseille's historic sights and fine buildings. Join a ferry excursion to Chteau d'If, on an isle just offshore, or relax on the beach, and sample traditional Marseille bouillabaisse fish stew. Walk Marseille's arrow-straight central avenue La Canebire, turning into side streets like Rue St Frrol to find treats to take back with you on your return flight from Marseille. Look in particular for fragrances, olive oil and aniseed-flavoured pastis liqueur.