Bateau de Croisière à Marseille et passagers

Access to Marseille Cruise Port

Porte 4

Find all the practical information to access the Marseille cruise port from the airport, the Saint-Charles train station and also with your personal vehicle. Are you stopping over in Marseille? We’ll tell you all about the free shuttle bus that takes you to the Joliette district.

Getting to the cruise port

From Marseille Provence Airport

Transfer organised by the Cruise company

Some cruise companies provide transfers from Marseille Provence Airport to the boarding terminal concerned ( contact your travel agency).

Taxi transfer

This is the fastest and most frequent route to the terminals from Marseille Provence Airport.
More information on taxi transfers

Transfer by public transport

Warning! No direct connection between Marseille Provence Airport and the Cruise Terminals. The shuttle bus is direct between the airport and the train station. Travel time is 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions. (up to 50 minutes during rush hour).

From Saint-Charles train station

By public transport

Take the  Métro Line 2 (red) towards  “Gèze” and get off at the  “Joliette” stop.
On the  Place de la Joliette, the bus n°35 T (which can be picked up  next The Docks Village), takes you near the Cruise ship, at the entrance of the Cruise Port  (Gate 4). The stop name is “Terminal Croisières”
It takes between  600 m and 2,5 km when getting off the bus to reach the boarding platform.
More information on public transport in Marseille.
This train only runs on cruise days.

You arrive by car

→ The Grand Port Maritime de Marseille is located at exit n°5 on the  A55.
(Gate 4 – La Calade – L’Estaque).

→ The Port de la Joliette (J4), at the foot of the  Cathédrale de la Major, is accessible by leaving the A55 motorway at exit n°4: La Joliette / Les Arnavaux / Arenc / Les Ports.

 Marseille Provence Cruise Terminal Parking (MPCT)

If you wish to leave your vehicle for the duration of the cruise, it will cost 14€ per vehicule and per 24-hour period.
Package for more than 10 days per car and per cruise: 140 € TTC Payment by credit card or cash at the automatic cash desks located on the ground floor of the MPCT, in the luggage area. 2000 parking spaces are available and reservations are not required (spaces guaranteed).
For further information:

Shuttle to the cruise port

The Grand Port Maritime de Marseille has set up a free shuttle that runs every day that there are ships calling.

The timetable:

  • from 9.20am to 5.20pm and a rotation every 20 minutes

It is intended for passengers in transit, embarking and disembarking.

/!\ To make sure that the free shuttle bus serving the cruise terminal is available, the Tourist Office advises passengers to contact us 2 or 3 days before their stopover in Marseille to make sure it is running. Because there is no 100% reliable rule.

Starting point at the cruise terminal (for transit passengers wishing to go to the city centre and disembarking passengers): from your cruise ship, follow the green line on the ground. Walk between 5 and 12 minutes towards the exit of Gate 4 of the port until you reach the well-marked stop.
Starting point at Place de la Joliette (for passengers in transit returning to their ship and those embarking): it is located between the Terrasses du Port shopping centre and the maritime station. At 9 Quai du Lazaret. After the pharmacy and the Pomme de Pain shop. There is a large gate with white iron bars. You enter through the small gate while showing your ticket.

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