How to get to Cassis, La Ciotat and Aubagne by bus?

from Marseille

Several bus lines run to Cassis, La Ciotat and Aubagne from Marseille: various changes have been made to make access to these neighbouring towns easier, we tell you everything!

The different bus lines

  • L 78 for the journey from Marseille to Cassis via the pretty departmental road D559, also known as the route de la Gineste (former line M8). No bus stop at the top of the Gineste pass and at the place called “le Logisson”.
  • L 79 for the journey between Marseille and La Ciotat, which links the two towns quickly, as the buses run on the A50 motorway (former line 69).
  • L 100 for the journey between Marseille and Aubagne and its PEM, which stands for Pôle d’Echanges Multimodal.
  • L 102 for the direct route by motorway between Marseille and the industrial and commercial area of Paluds d’Aubagne.

Where to get these different buses?

  • To get to Cassis and take the L 78 bus, you have to go to the beginning of Avenue de Toulon where a bus lane has been specially built. The stop is marked by a simple post fixed on the pavement at 16 avenue de Toulon, 13006 Marseille.
  • To reach La Ciotat with the L 79, the stop has been moved to rue du Dr Albert Schweitzer, 13006 Marseille.
  • To reach Aubagne with the L 100 and/or L 102, the stop is now at 14 avenue de Delphes, 13006 Marseille.

Good to know

Place Castellane and adjacent streets such as Avenue du Prado, Rue du Rouet and Avenue Cantini are undergoing major changes due to the extension of tramway line 3. From 2025, the T3 tramway line will link two large collective housing complexes in Marseille: Castellane, to the north, and Rouvière to the south, over a distance of some fifteen kilometres.

Since September 2022, surface works have been disrupting traffic and public transport around Place Castellane, which will no longer be used as a roundabout. It will eventually become a calmed, semi-pedestrianised space.



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