Marseille Transport


Visitors in Marseille will find getting around the city a breeze, as it has a highly developed and user-friendly public transportation system.

Marseilles boasts a comprehensive bus network that spans the entire city and most of its suburbs. Generally running from 4:30am until 9:30pm, visitors will most likely find Marseille's busses to be the most convenient form of travel for all their sightseeing needs. There are also a number of night-buses that travel until around 1am, however these are less frequent than the buses during the day.

Marseille has two metro lines and two tram lines, which can be a faster form of transport than the buses, but do not cover as large an area. Metro tickets are valid for unlimited travel on buses, trams, as well as the metro for one hour after purchase.

Travel after dark is best accomplished in taxis, which can be found at most large hotels or on the street. Driving in Marseille is not recommended, as the city centre is full of narrow, one-way streets and parking is limited.

Like other cities in France, Marseille has a bike sharing programme; however, Marseille is not particularly cyclist-friendly, and visitors planning to hire a bike will have to share their limited designated cycling paths with countless pedestrians and parked cars.

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