Once considered to be one of the most important trade ports in France, Marsielle is a gorgeous city in Southern France nestled against the Mediterranean Sea. As France’s third largest metropolitan area, Marsielle offers something for every traveler, from locally owned clothing shops, sandy beaches, local cuisine, and freshly caught fish sold daily in a historic port.
The Marseille airport is the fourth busiest airport in France, serving primarily foot traffic, so depending on the time of year you travel it can be quite busy. Therefore it is best to arrive early to your departing flight.
There are car parks in the airport that you should be able to find pretty easily after picking up your luggage, making your car rental an easy experience. Many travelers have positive reviews for Hertz, and Eurocar as their rental company.
The airport itself is easy to navigate with terminals within walking distance. If there is extra time before a flight the Marseille airport offers shopping and dinning options to help pass the time.
Since Marseille is quite large and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, renting a car is a great way to ensure you see everything during your trip. If you choose to rent a car the airport is roughly 27 km (17 miles) from the city of Marseille.
If car rental is not the best option for you, there is a shuttle from the airport to the city center every twenty minutes.
The city center of Marseille is busy and can be confusing, so if you’re not comfortable driving in big cities you should probably see the city center by foot. Other than the city center, the rest of Marseille is easy to navigate and even new drivers should have no problems.
Due to the population density parking can be difficult, there is a free app to help you find a parking space though. The app urleaving will help you save time by locating available parking spaces, eliminating time wasted circling your destination looking for a spot to park.