MEMC VII 2013

Travel Information

AIRPORT & TRANSPORT TO MARSEILLE

The Marseille Provence Airport is 30 km from Marseille's city center. You can reach Marseille by bus, by taxi or by car.

Shuttle buses

Airport > Marseille Saint Charles Railway Station (city centre)
  •     Every 20 min from 05:10 to 10:10 & from 18:10 to 00:10
  •     Every 15 min from 10:25 to 17:55
  •     On-request departures from the airport at night

The bus is leaving from the Platform 3. Fares are: €8 (adult), €5.60 (12-26 yo) or €4 (6-12 yo). You can book online but you can also buy a ticket from the counter outside the terminal (see map below).

Depending on the traffic, the journey is approximately 30 minutes long.

Download the complete timetable & fares brochure

To reach the Congress Venue

From the Marseille Saint Charles Railway Station, take the M2 Line (direction: 'Sainte-Marguerite Dromel') and stop at 'Rond Point du Prado'  (10 min).

 

Taxis

The head of the taxi station is located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3/4.

Indicative fare (not including additional fees for luggage):

  • during the day: about €50
  • at night: about €60

The night-time fare applies from 19:00 to 07:00, as well as on Sundays and public holidays. 

Car Rental

If you plan to visit the Provence area, you can also rent a car during your stay.

>> List of the car rental suppliers

Map

Click on the map to zoom in.

PASSPORT & VISA

Passport and visa requirements may differ according to the country of origin.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website provides a detailed account of all the visa procedures according to the country you come from the following website: 
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/

If you are required to apply for a visa to enter France, please make sure to apply at least 1 month before your departure to avoid any inconvenience.

 

OFFICIAL CARRIER

The best fare for your airline ticket.
Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 17903AF
More details here

 

CURRENCY

The official currency in France is the Euro.

 

BANKING AND EXCHANGE FACILITIES

ATMs are available 24/7 at the Airport as well as everywhere in Marseille in front of most of the bank offices. 

A lot of Foreign Currency Change Offices are available in Marseille's city centre, on La Canebière.

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

  • Police emergency: 17
  • SAMU: 15
  • Emergency doctor: 36 24
  • Poison treatment center: 04 91 75 25 25 
  • Items lost and found: 04 91 50 26 60
  • Pharmacy on duty: 32 37
  • Emergency dentist: 0 892 566 766
  • Theft/lost of Visa Card: 0 892 705 705

 

CLIMATE

The weather in Marseille in September is usually warm and sunny with occasional showers. The daily temperatures are ranging from 20°C to 25°C. Night temperatures are usually milder between 15°C to 20°C.

 

LOCAL TIME

France is in the European Time Zone. During summer season (season of the congress), local time is GMT/UTC +2 hours.

 

ELECTRICITY

Electricity used in France is 220 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Transportation

↘ Routes and access: Mappy

 Marseille Provence Airport

↘ Mp2 low cost airport

↘ Airport / Marseille shuttles

  • Shuttle service
  • From the airport to Marseille St-Charles station - Tel.: +33 (0)4 42 14 31 27 
  • From St Charles station to the airport - Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 50 59 34 
  • Every 20 minutes from 4.30 am to 11.30 pm; fare: €8

↘ Taxis 

 Saint Charles Railway & Bus station

↘ Car rental 7/7 - Marseille Saint Charles Railway Station

  • Avis - Tel.: +33 (0)820 61 16 36 - Fax: +33 (0)4 91 64 49 69
  • Hertz - Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 05 51 20
  • National Citer - Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 05 90 86 - Fax: +33 (0)4 91 50 65 49
  • Europcar - Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 50 12 76 - Fax: +33 (0)4 91 64 13 22 

[Last update: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013]

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