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Arriving -- Marseille-Provence Airport (www.marseille-airport.com; tel. 04-42-14-14-14), 27km (17 miles) northwest of the city center, receives international flights from all over Europe. From the airport, shuttle buses (navettes; www.navettemarseilleaeroport.com; tel. 08-92-70-08-40) make the trip to Marseille’s St-Charles rail station, near the Vieux-Port, for 8.20€, 5.80€ passengers 12 to 26, and 4.10€ children under 12. The shuttle buses run daily every 20 minutes from 5am until midnight; the trip takes 25 minutes.

Marseille has train connections from all over Europe, particularly to and from Nice, and on to Italy. It’s also linked to Paris via the TGV bullet train, which departs almost every hour from the Gare de Lyon (trip time: 3 hr., 20 min.; 30€–113€ one-way). Buses serve the Gare Routière, rue Honnorat (tel. 04-91-08-16-40), adjacent to the St-Charles railway station. Several buses run daily between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille (www.navetteaixmarseille.com; trip time: 40 min.; 5.70€ one-way). If you’re driving from Paris, follow A6 south to Lyon, and then continue south along A7 to Marseille. The drive takes about 8 hours. From Provence, take A7 south to Marseille.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 11 la Canebière (www.marseille-tourisme.com; tel. 08-26-50-05-00; Métro: Vieux-Port).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.