Car Hire at Marseille Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you want to soak up the exotic sun in Marseilles, shop in the elegant boutiques of Aix or rub shoulders with millionaires in Saint-Tropez, you can find the best car hire at Marseille Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Marseille Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Marseille Airport: Firefly, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europecar, Enterprise, Hertz and Inter Rent. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Marseille Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station to Marseilles Airport is a Total garage just 4 minutes away by car. To get there from the airport head west on the D20D road out of the airport. At the roundabout take the 4th exit. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Marseille Airport
Marseille Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. It connects to the A7 going north towards Lyon and Aix-en-Provence; to the A55 coastal motorway to Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Fos and Barcelona and to the east, the A50, which connects Toulon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice and Genoa.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Marseille Airport.
The classiest of French Provencal towns, Aix is a chic canvas of grand cafe-laced avenues, fountains and leafy boulevards and 17th and 18th century mansions. Meander through beautiful fashion boutiques, play a game of boules, see works by Cezanne and dine in the fine restaurants and bars on the famous Cours Mirabea.
It takes just under 40 minutes to reach Aix-en-Provence by car from Marseilles Airport. Take the Quai de Port from the airport to the Rue de la République and Rue Fauchier to A7 signposted for Lyon. Continue on to the A51, then the D64 and follow signs for Aix.
This serene village on the French Riviera shimmers with million-pound yachts as they bob in the dazzling blue sea of its harbour. The old fishing quarter, cakes stuffed with crème patissiere, the elegant cafes of Central square, museums, bars and the beautiful beaches make this a must see on any trip to southern France.
Saint-Tropez can be reached in approximately two hours by car from Marseilles Airport. Take the Quai de Port road out of the airport and head for the Rue de la République and Rue Fauchier to A7. Continue on to the A51, taking the exit for the A8 towards Toulon. Be warned that this is a toll road. Exit onto the A57, which is another toll road and exit at junction 13 towards La Garde-Freinet/Les Arcs/Vidauban/Le Luc/Le-Cannet-des-Maures. There will be signs for Saint-Tropez.
With influences from across the sea to North Africa, Marseilles is a heady coastal city filled with spice and colour, music and street markets and fabulous cafes, bars and restaurants to a backdrop of dazzling blue sea and sky. Its night life is as lively as its days, while its ramshackle vintage beauty is impossible not to fall in love with. Marseilles is just 20 minutes from the airport by car. Take the D02D road from the airport and get on the A7 for Les Pennes Mirabeau. Take the A55 towards Marseilles and take the exit towards Vieux Port into the centre of Marseilles.
On street parking in Marseilles is charged from Mon-Sat from 9am to 12noon and from 2pm to 6pm. The maximum time allowed for parking is between 2-4 hours. He rate is €1.50 per hour. Car parks offering unlimited parking are available and charge from €1.50 to €2.50 per hour with a daily maximum of €12-19*. Some hotels in Marseilles have car parking; usually this costs extra.
Prices subject to change