Arriving in Saint Charles station
If you travelled by train, you will arrive in Marseille, in the heart of the city centre. When getting off the train you will discover the train station “U” shaped building with a large glass roof built in 1896 by the architect Joseph Antoine Bouvard with a metal frame structure by Gustave Eiffel.
Train station overlooks the city from Saint Charles plateau. Outside, on the esplanade, stands the monumental staircase that will lead you towards the Old Port in 20 minutes walk. Take time to admire sculptures on the themes of the African and Asian colonies, a recurring decorative theme in this city which developed in the 19th century largely through trade with these distant lands.
Train station useful information :
– Commercial area with shops and catering
– A drop-off zone and taxis are located in the basement
– 2 levels underground parking
– Luggage lockers on level – 1 (open everyday of the week and public holidays from 8.15 am to 9 pm)
– Free and illimited Wifi
– Cash dispenser
– Car rental companies : Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Wattmobile
Public transport from Saint-Charles station
lebus 52 > Gare St-Charles / Métro La Timone : Stop Square Narvik
lebus 56 > Gare St-Charles / Belle de mai La Friche : Stop Square Narvik
lebus 82 > Gare St-Charles / Le Pharo Catalans : Stop Gare routière – Exit Honnorat
lebus de nuit 521 > Gare St-Charles / Luminy : Gare Routière stop – Honnorat exit
Direct access to metro lines M1 and M2 linking the city centre, central and southern districts of Marseille. The 2 metro lines are accessible from the basement of Gare Saint-Charles.
M1 < > La Fouragère / la Rose
M2 <>Sainte Marguerite / Gèze
Other transport from the Gare Saint-Charles
From the station, follow the taxi/metro direction down the escalators to level -1.
The taxis are parked in the 3rd lane of the “Bourdet” drop-off point on level -1.
A TGV INOUI service, a fixed price taxi service, booked with the train ticket. Guaranteed pick-up without waiting and without extra charge (including in the event of a delay in the arrival of the train).
Paying service, 3 stations are nearby on Bourdet, Nedelec and Voltaire boulevards.