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Marseille airport car hire

Airport Code: MRS

The Marseille Province Airport, MRS, also known as Marseille-Marignane Airport, is located 27 km north west of Marseille on the territory of Marignane.  The second largest for cargo in France but only the fifth busiest by passenger traffic, Marseille Province Airport handled about seven million passengers in 2009.

Marseille boasts the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon.  Sitting on the Mediterranean Sea Marseille is France's largest commercial port.  Make sure you can get around to everything this busy port town has to offer by booking a car hire Marseille Province Airport.

For cheap car hire in Marseille, France, there are options convently located in Marseille Airport. In Hall 1 you will find desks for the following car rental companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar 
  • Hertz
  • Sixt 
  • ADA 
  • National Citer

We recommend to book your Marseille Airport car rental in advance with us to get amazing car rental discounts.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Marseille, France

Airport Code: MRS

Telephone: +33(0)442 141 414

Distance: Marseille city || 16 Miles / 25 km / 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Marseille

Address: Aéroport Marseille Provence CCI Marseille-Provence BP 7 - Aéroport 13727 Marignane Cédex France

Timezone: GMT+1

Population: 852,395



Guarded by two massive forts (St Nicolas and Saint Jean), The Old Port or Vieux-Port is the main harbour and marina of the city.  Here you will find the daily fish market and many eateries serving the freshest French seafood. 


Arrive on an early flight?  Make it to the Old Port for lunch the easy by Marseille Province Airport car hire.

La Vieille Charité

Built as an alms house, this architecturally significant building was designed by the Puget brothers.  The central Baroque chapel sits in the middle of a lovely courtyard lined with arcaded galleries.  La Vieille Charité is home to an archeological museum, African and Asian art, as well as bookshops and a cafe.

Abbey of Saint-Victor

Standing as one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Europe this Abbey is rich with history and tradition.  Its crypt and catacombs date back to the fifth century and occupy the site of a Hellenic burial ground, which was later used for Christian martyrs. 

If you happen to visit during Candlemas don't miss their procession along the rue Sainte where a Black Madonna is carried from the crypt.

Day Trips

Palais Longchamp

This nineteenth century italianate colonaded building houses both the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Natural History Museum.  Built on a grand scale, it rises up behind a breathtaking fountain with cascading waterfalls, marking the entry point of the Canal de Provence into Marsielle.  A stunning trip just out side the city, enjoy the sights as you pas leisurely by in a car rental Marseille, France.

The Callanques and Marseilleveyre

Due to become France's eighth national park, Parc National des Calanques, in 2011, this is the perfect place to spend a day in nature.  This is a wild mountainous costal area providing beautiful views and excellent photo opportunities.  Travel is easy through Callenlongue, Luminy, Somiou, Morgiou, or Cassis and it can be cheap too with a cheap car rental Marseille, France.

Islands of the Frioul Archipelago

Leave your car hire Marseille, France at the Old Port and take the ferry to the Bay of Marseille.  Visit the prison of Chåteau d'lf, the setting for famous French novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.  On the neighboring islands of Ratonneau and Pomégues, joined by a man-made breakwater, see the former garrison and quarantine hospital and perhaps some active marine wildlife.


Find the best hotels for a comfortable stay in Marseille, France.

Kyriad Hotel 

Marseille Vieux Port 

6, rue Beauvau

13001 Marseille


Tél. +33 (0)4 91 3

Oceania Hotels

5 La Canebière



Tél : +33 (0)4 91 90 61 61

Fax : +33 (0)4 91 90 95 61

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Marseille, France

  • Aer Lingus
  • Afriqiyah
  • Aigle Azur
  • Air Algerie
  • Air Burkina
  • Air France
  • Air Ivoire
  • Air Madagascar
  • Air Malta
  • Air Mediterrané
  • Air Nostrum L.A. Mediterráneo
  • Air Transat
  • Airlinair
  • Armavia
  • Atlas Blue
  • Baboo
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
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