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Marseille Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Marseille Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

You’ll find chairs/benches without armrest, not really comfy but very convenient! – Leodie

MRS Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Marseille Provence Airport.

What to Expect

There are two terminals at Marseille Airport (code: MRS): Terminal 1, divided into Hall A and Hall B, and Terminal 2, which serves low-cost carriers. Construction and renovations may be ongoing, with an estimated completion in 2020. Travellers report that security can be lax and seating is limited. You’ll find a variety of shops and eateries, but your options are limited in Terminal 2. Nothing is open 24 hours, so plan ahead for snacks and drinks. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Marseille Provence Airport guide
(Photo by SleepingInAirports / June 2018)

Sleeping in Marseille Airport

Overnight sleepers must stay on Floor 2 of Terminal 1’s Hall A, between the main concourse and the restaurant, where security guards patrol. (All other areas are closed overnight.) Luckily, there are comfortable benches, power outlets for device charging, and a carpeted floor if you want to spread out. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Marseille Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Marseille International Airport (M.I.A.) Hotel  » Check Rates
  • Ibis Marseille Provence Airport Hotel   » Check Rates
  • Ibis Budget Aéroport Marseille   » Check Rates
  • Best Western Marseille Aéroport   » Check Rates

A few of these hotels can be contacted by courtesy telephones set up at the exit door outside of the Arrivals area and at the shuttle waiting area outside the terminal (located between Halls A and B at Terminal 1).  If you are travelling light and the temperature is nice, you may also walk to a few of the hotels.  A map is available on the call board with directions and walking times.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Marseille Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Cezanne Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Hall A. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • Luberon Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Hall B (France and European flights). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Marseille Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Marseille Airport

If you are not travelling with a mobile device, there are 3 computers available to connect to the internet. Location: Arrivals Terminal 1, Hall A (Business Center). Rate: 4,50€ per hour (1 hour minimum charge), payment by credit card only.

Webcorners can also be found in all departure lounges. The Webcorners offer multilingual access to internet, web cams, USB/file transfers and more. Location: Four webcorners per departure area. Rates: 2,00€ / 15 minutes, 3,00€ / 30 minutes, 5,00€ / 1 hour. Payment by credit card or cash (euros).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations:

  • Terminal 1: Hall A (International Arrivals) • Hall B (Domestic Arrivals) • Hall B (Domestic Departures)
  • Terminal 2: Departures.

Banking Services – Crédit Mutuel Bank provides full-service banking and currency exchange services. Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Hall B. Hours: 8:35AM – 12:00PM & 12:45PM – 5:30PM (Mon, Wed, Thurs) • 9:15AM – 12:00PM & 12:45PM – 5:30PM (Tues) • 8:50AM – 12:20PM (Fri).

Currency Exchange – Location: Terminal 1, Hall A, Ground Level. Hours: 6:30AM – 9:30PM every day.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a selection of shops including 6 Relay Convenience stores. Hours vary for all stores but most open around 5:00AM and most are closed by 9:00PM.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers a selection of restaurants and cafes both Landside and Airside. While there are no 24 hour food concessions, vending machines can be found in Terminal 1, Hall A (Ground Floor) and Hall B (Ground Floor).

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport Information Desks for assistance. – Locations: Terminal 1, Hall A (International Arrivals) • Terminal 1 Hall B (Domestic Arrivals).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A left luggage office is available. Location: Terminal 1, Hall A, Ground Floor. Hours: 5:00AM – 7:00PM every day. Rate: 15 € per item (daily).

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic by SafeBag. Location: Terminal 1, Hall A, before security. Luggage wrapping service with guarantee costs 16€ and without guarantee costs 12€.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Terminal 1, Hall B, Ground Floor.

Mobile Charging – Charge your mobile devices at power outlets situated beside seats in the departure gate area.

Printing – Do you need to print or scan some documents for your trip? Visit Safe Bag. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Hall A.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Marseille airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • Air Algérie • Air Arabia • Air Corsica • Air France • Air Senegal • Air Transat • Binter • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • EasyJet • El Al • Ethiopian Airlines • Eurowings • Iberia • Lufthansa • Madagascar Airlines • Nouvelair • Pegasus Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • Sunexpress • Swiss • TAP Air Portugal • Transavia • Twin Jet • Volotea • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

MRS airport is well connected to the bus system whether you need to get to the city center, the train stations or your ski resort. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Marseille Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following rental car agencies have counters at the airport (Hours:7:00AM – 11:30PM): Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Firefly • Goldcar • Hertz • Interrent • National • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

Several local hotels provide airport shuttle service: Best Western Marseille Aeroport   •   Golden Tulip Marseille Airport   •  Ibis Budget Aeroport Marseille Provence   •   Ibis Marseille Provence Aeroport   •   Ibis Styles Marseille Aeroport.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Both cash and credit cards are accepted by most taxis.

Trains

The airport offers a free shuttle to the Vitrolles-Aéroport Marseille Provence train station. The shuttle departs from bus platform 5, approximately every 15 minutes with a total travel time of 5 minutes.

Last updated: 2022-08-10

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.