Bus services in Marseille

The city of Marseille offers a whole network bus lines linking the city to its surrounding towns. The Régie des Transports de Marseille has  (RTM) managed this network, as well as the metro and tramway, to ensure passengers to enjoy smooth routes. So far, the RTM operates a network of 93 bus lines, 3 tram lines and 2 metro lines. You can travel around the city from 5am to 9pm with the daytime service, and from 9pm to 0h30 with the night-time service. The ticket costs 1€70. The price may vary by simply recharging it. The latter is valide for one hour and can also be used for tram and metro as well.

Explore Marseille by bus

Whether you are traveling or living in Marseille, enjoy an optimal transport network during all your travels. The Marseille bus network offers a convenient and fast way to explore the city, even in the most remote areas or difficult to reach on foot. The network covers a large part of the city and connects manyemblematic tourist sites of the city such as museums, popular neighborhoods, beaches and monuments, but also the most eccentric neighborhoods. In addition, taking the bus allows you greater flexibility in your travels by quickly connecting you to the most beautiful corners of Marseille. The network offers comfortable and accessible buses, as well as air conditioning to face the heat.

Are you planning a stay in Marseille? To accompany its visitors in their travels, the city of Marseille offers a direct shuttle between the airport and Saint-Charles station”direct shuttle bus  between Marseille Saint-Charles station and the airport “every day, including holidays and bank holidays. Buses also depart from Saint-Charles station towards the center and the surroundings of Marseille.

For large crowds,  RTM offers TGB (very large buses) with a capacity of 150 seats, accessible to all and secured by a video-protection system. The TGBs run on lines B1, B2, B3A, B3B, 35, 38, 70, and as reinforcement on line 19 during the summer period.

Getting to the unmissable places of Marseille by public transport

Go to the most beautiful places of the city thanks to the different bus lines available on the network. Among these must-sees is the Old Port of Marseille, which is one of the city’s main stopping points. It is mainly served by line 49 ( connecting the Old Port with Saint-Charles station), line 60 and line 55, 81, 82, or 83.

To get to the Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, you can take the line 60. Note that the latter connects the Old Port to the Mucem, which allows you to optimize your itinerary if you want to make a tourist visit. Line 55 also passes close to the site.

Discover the oldest district of Marseille: the authentic Panierdistrict. To reach it, you can use lines 55 and 49. Many trendy bars and restaurants await you.

Getting to the beaches by bus

The RTM offers many routes to take you to the most beautiful beaches of the city, especially in summer when some lines are reinforced to cope with the seasonal crowds. Discover how to access Marseille’s most popular beaches:

  • Prado’s beaches : Located in the 8th arrondissement, the Prado’s beaches are accessible by lines 19 and 83.
  • Catalans’s beach : Lines 82 and 83 will lead you to the Catalans’s beach.
  • Prophète’s beach: Line 83 takes you to the Prophete’s beach.

Traveling beyond Marseille by bus

It is possible to access large surrounding towns such as Cassis, La Ciotat, Aix en Provence or Aubagne directly by bus.

The intercity bus takes you to Aubagne via line 100 the lecar transport network. To get to Cassis, you can take the line 78. Line 50, for its part, will lead you to Aix en Provence.

Marseille is full of charming villages in its surroundings. For a truly Provençal visit, we advise you to explore the many small villages of the Provençal hinterland, such as Allauch, Miramas or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, thanks to the different bus lines offered by the city of Marseille.