In Marseille the public transport ticket is a contactless card. To use it, you have to place it against a reader available at the entrance to all modes of transport, in order to validate your journey. Its format is that of a bank card, with or without a name.
Once the ticket has been validated, you can travel freely on the entire Marseille bus, tram and metro network for a period of 60 minutes. If you change modes of transport, you must systematically validate your ticket. As long as you are within the first 60 minutes, the terminal reader will indicate “unchanged balance”. You only pay once.
There are several types of ticket:
The solo secours – 2€ – a one trip ticket sold on board the bus by the driver. You are required to carry extra money. The solo – 1.70€ – The ticket can be recharged at a terminal located in a metro station, a tram stop or at RTM retailers. An additional 10 cents is added to cover the cost of the holder.
Subtlety for access to the metro for “solo” and “solo secours” tickets: only one access to the metro is allowed. You can change lines within the metro station, but if you leave the metro station, you can’t return with this ticket. You will have to use a new one.
The 10-trip card – 15€ – This ticket allows you to travel 10 times 1 hour on the entire bus and metro network. It can be recharged twice and used by several users simultaneously. An additional 10 cents is added to cover the cost of the carrier.
Group ticket for 4 people – 4.90€ – This ticket allows 4 people travelling together to use a single ticket for one hour. When entering the public transport, it will have to be validated only once, for the whole group.
Two tickets are available: the 24h (5.20€) and the 72h (10.80€)
These passes, individual and non-nominative, are valid for 24 or 72 hours, from the first validation. They allow you to travel unlimited on the RTM network including buses, metros, trams and the ferry-boat line.
RTM offers a very advantageous formula: the 7-day pass for all – 15.50€.
The pass is valid for 7 days from the first validation. As with the other tickets, each time you get on a public transport system, you have to validate it on the reader. This pass allows unlimited travel on the RTM network including buses, metros, trams and the ferry line. Just like the 24h or 72h tickets.
In addition, it gives unlimited access to the maritime shuttles which run in season to link Estaque to the Old Port, the Old Port to the Pointe-Rouge and the Pointe-Rouge to Les Goudes.
It also allows you to use the TER (regional express trains) as far as Estaque, Septèmes-les-Vallons and la Barasse) and the buses outside Marseille in the BLUE zone.
/If you do not have a photo ID card on which to load this pass, you must go to the RTM reception desk with a recent colour photo ID and proof of identity. The creation of the card is free.