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By air :

Aix-en-Provence is twenty five kilometers from the Marseille-Marignane airport, the chief hub for regular scheduled airlines serving the region: Air France, British Airways, Air Littoral, AOM, and Air Liberté.
International flights only arrive at Terminal 1, domestic flights at Terminal 2. Luggage carts  chariots > shahreeoh < are available free of charge in the baggage area bagages > bagahzsch < . An efficient lost-luggage office (réclamations) takes care of despatching mislaid bags to their destination ; they could be yours !
Airport buses leave for Aix-en-Provence and Marseille at regular intervals. Bus tickets costing francs 43 may be purchased at the ticket window located outside Terminal 1, near to Terminal 2. The trip takes about thirty minutes. Bus service is frequent (about every 45 minutes) and the Aix bus station gare routière > garh rootee-airh < is close to the centre of town. A taxi stand is close by for transfer to hotels.


Aéroport Marseille Provence

+33 442 141 414

Air France 2 Rue Aude
13100 Aix-en-Provence

+33 802 802 802
fax : +33 442 272 331

British Airway

+33 442 142 124
+33 442 892 453


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travel by taxi

Taxi :

from the airport to Aix-en-Provence line up between Terminals 1 & 2 and cost :
about 39 € day rates, and 50 € night rates.
Day-rates in and around town : 1,30 € per kilometer. Count 2,50 € for initial "pick up charge" prise en charge > preez aahn sharszch < and an optional 5% - 10% tip   pourboire  > poorbwarh < . Luggage is carried free of charge.


Taxi Radio Aixois
Avenue de l'Europe
13090 Aix-en-Provence

+33 442 277 111
mobile : +33 660 757 111
fax : +33 442 388 127

Aix Alain Taxi
12, Avenue de la Cible
13090 Aix-en-Provence

mobile : +33 608 001 313
fax : +33 442 262 930

Taxi Noquet
18 av du petit barthelemy
13100 Aix-en-Provence

mobile : +33 668 983 000


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travel by rented car

Car rental :

Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar rentals are available at the airport. In some cases, reservations may be made from the U.S. or U.K. at preferential rates.

Directions from Marseille airport to Aix-en-Provence :

From Marignane to Aix, take the green signed road, D 9 (chemin départemental 9 > shuhmahn dehparhtuhmaahntal nuhf <) in preference to the blue signed highway (autoroute > ohtohrhoot <). In either case, take a fork right as you clear the airport area. After approximately three kilometers, a sign pointing right (blue for autoroute) invites you to Marseille and Aix. Resist it. Stay on the green (D. 9) which veers left, cross country, passing over the Réaltor, (American camp during World War II), the Lac Bleu, passing close to les Milles industrial zone, and take the autoroute Aix-Marseille A 51, direction Aix-en-Provence, one kilometer past the large Carrefour / OBI / Saint Maclou shopping complex on your left. Stay on the autoroute for one kilometer and take "Aix Centre" or the "Jas de Bouffan" exit 11/2 kms beyond it. Follow signs. Note: The A 51 autoroute is often congested with traffic shuttling back and forth between Aix and Marseille. It is one of France’s rare autoroutes not to charge toll. Even so, it is often worth avoiding.

Phone numbers and links to car rentals at Marseille airport :



+33 442 143 465(6)

Fax +33 442 143 271


+33 442 142 455

Fax +33 442 142 150


+33 442 142 167

Fax +33 442 142 372


+33 442 142 475

Fax +33 442 142 590


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travel with private car

Private car :

Directions from the north, Paris for example :
Arriving from the north/northeast take autoroute A 6 and exit (verb !) at Sénas, onto the N 7, by-passing Lambesc and passing through Saint-Cannat, la Calade, and Célony, an intersection on the crest of the hill leading down into Aix-en-Provence. Take the right fork overpass half way down the hill Mainstream traffic continues toward Marseille! Alternatively, stay on the autoroute at Sénas and take Aix-Centre* exit. (longer, slightly more expensive, and less beautiful). (This same exit* is also signposted for Aix-ouest!) (see map)

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travel by train

By train :

Major rail traffic from Paris arrives at the new TGV train station for the Pays d'Aix in three and a half hours. Trains from Italy, and Spain passe through Marseille. An efficient T.E.R. (Train Entre Régions), is timed to board passengers off mainline traffic. Normal service between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence takes 35 - 40 minutes.

SNCF Info :
Sale of tickets to call within France: +33 836 353 535
Schedules: +33 836 676 869, or see link SNCF.


See the next train available

Reservation national railway (SNCF)

Fast speed train (T.G.V.)


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travel by bus

By bus from Marseille bus station, TGV Aix station and Marseille airport, regional transport by bus:

The Marseille bus station is conveniently located next to the train station. The bus from Marseille to Aix down-town costs 4,10 €, leaves every ten minutes.
From Aix TGV station to down-town 3,60 €, leaves every half hour.
From Marseille airport to Aix down-town 7,30 €, leaves every half hour.

Bus station "Gare Routière" in Aix-en-Provence
Information : +33 442 912 680
Tickets : +33 442 912 681

Schedule of buses within the region of Provence can be found on the LER website (see bellow)


Departemental buses in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Lignes Express Régionales
(Regional Express Transport)
All bus transportation within the region of Provence

tel. : 0 821 202 203
(to call within France)




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