Flights from Stansted to Marseille take just over two hours, and there’s generally a strong availability of direct services throughout the year. It is advisable however, to book early when travelling during the summer months to secure flights on your preferred dates.
Stansted to Marseille flights tend to depart early in the morning on the outbound leg, meaning you’ll touch down in France while it’s still mid-morning. The return journey is likely to be in the afternoon, although some services do take off late in the evening.
Marseille Provence Airport is around 17 miles northwest of the city centre, and is well-connected by public transport. The airport has its own railway station that can be reached by the free Airport Train shuttle bus, which leaves from outside Hall 1, 20 minutes prior to every scheduled train departure, and takes a maximum of five minutes. The train to the city centre will take round half an hour, with tickets available from the ticket desks or machines at the airport and station.
The bus to the city centre departs from platform 2, which is located by the taxi rank outside Hall 1. It is a 25 minute journey into town, with departures every day between 4.50am and 12.10am up to every 15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online or from the airport ticket desk with cash or card.
Taxis aren't the cheapest due to the distance involved, with a fare to the city centre costing approximately 50 euros during the day, and 60 euros at night. Most taxis accept credit cards but it would be wise to check this prior to departure if you don't have cash.
Car hire firms such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Interrent and Sixt all have offices found in the outside car parks.