The tramway in Marseille

Marseille’s tramway is an excellent way to get around the city. The network covers key areas of the city, offering convenient connectivity for residents and visitors alike. Streetcars generally run from 5:00 to midnight, with a frequency of approximately 5 to 10 minutes on weekdays and 10 to 15 minutes at weekends. Timetables may vary slightly depending on the day of the week and the time of year. Specific transport passes, such as day tickets and monthly subscriptions, are also available. The ticket price is set at €180. It is valid for a single journey and a one-hour connection to other streetcar, bus or metro lines.

3 tramway lines

The city of Marseille has 3 tramway lines: lines T1, T2 and T3. The network is managed by the Régie des Transports Métropolitains (RTM).

The T1 line (Noailles – Les Caillols)

The T1 line links the Les Caillols neighborhood in eastern Marseille with Noailles in the city center. It covers some 12 kilometers and has 22 stations. Among the main stations served by line T1 are Les Caillols, La Blancarde, Réformés Canebière, and Noailles. These stations are conveniently located for passengers to access different Marseille neighborhoods and various tourist attractions. The T1 line offers connections with other modes of public transport at certain key stations. For example, at La Blancarde station, you can access the T2 tramway line and the La Blancarde train station. In addition, connections with bus lines are available at several stations along the T1 line’s route.

The T2 line (Arenc Le Silo – La Blancarde)

The T2 line links Arenc Le Silo, located in the Euroméditerranée business district, to La Blancarde, in Marseille’s eastern suburbs. It covers some 7.7 kilometers and has 14 stations. Among the main stations served by the T2 line are Arenc Le Silo, Joliette, République Dames, Cinq Avenue Longchamp, and La Blancarde. These stations are well-located to enable passengers to access different areas of Marseille, as well as areas of interest such as the Vieux-Port, the quartier du Panier and the Marseille-Saint-Charles train station. It offers connections with other modes of public transport at certain key stations. For example, at the Cinq Avenue Longchamp station, you can access the T1 tramway line. In addition, connections with bus lines and the La Blancarde railway station are available at other stations along the T2 line route.

The T3 line (Arenc Le Silo – Castellane)

The T3 line links the Place Castellane to the Euroméditerranée business district, and runs along the entire rue de Rome. It covers approximately 3.6 kilometers and has 11 stations. The line serves many points of interest such as the parc du 26ème Centenaire, the Palais omnisports Marseille Grand Est, the stade Orange Vélodrome (with a connection to metro line 2 at Sainte-Marguerite Dromel station), and the Sud hospitals.

Getting around Marseille by tram

Marseille’s streetcars are accessible to people with reduced mobility, with wheelchair ramps and dedicated spaces in the vehicles. Tramway stations are also equipped with elevators and accessibility devices to facilitate travel. Vehicles are modern, air-conditioned and equipped with seats for sitting during the journey. Overall, Marseille’s streetcar network is very well maintained and offers convenient connections to many of the city’s destinations. RTM does its utmost to make journeys as pleasant as possible for its passengers.

Marseille’s tramway offers connections with other modes of public transport, such as buses and the metro. Tramway stations are generally well connected, making it easy to transfer from one network to another. If you want to reach the beaches of Marseille’s harbor, you’ll have to opt for the bus network, but some streetcar lines bring you closer to certain tourist beaches.

Marseille’s streetcar lines provide quick access to the city’s most touristy sites. Line 1 takes you to the Old Port, the Panier district and much more. Line 2 takes you to the Vélodrome de Marseille, Parc Borély and Palais Longchamp. Line 3 takes you to Place de Rome and the Joliette district.