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Basic info and car hire in Marseille Airport

  • IATA airport code: MRS

  • ICAO airport code: LFML

  • Full name: Marseille Provence Airport

  • Location: 27km(17 mi) northwest of Marseille

  • Hub for: Air France

  • Website: http://www.marseille-airport.com

  • Contact: +33 820 811 414

  • Owner: Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Elevation: 70 ft / 21 m

  • Number of runways: 2

About Marseille Airport

The airport is located 27km or 13 miles from Marseille and is the fifth busiest airport in France. Nearly 9 million passengers passed through Marseille Airport and the number is but increasing. Besides excellent European connections, there are regular lines to Canada, Northern African countries, Madagascar and even South Korea. The airport is not only reserved for civil passengers though, it is also used as a base for the Civil Security trainings and purposes of the aerial firefighting division of France. Should you be landing at Marseille Airport, you will be well pleased with the services and organization – the employees speak sufficient English and will warmly welcome you. Car hire at Marseille Airport is simple and fast, with many professional brands operating from the airport you will swiftly find your best fit.

Drive your rental car around Marseille Airport

When you think about Marseille quite simultaneously the word Provence pops up, and if you have a car hire at Marseille Airport, you will have the chance to truly experience this romantic region. And what really hides behind this word is the incredibly rich history, beautiful nature and intense cultural happenings. Get lost in the hills around Marseille, visit Arles and Avignon the picturesque towns with roman remains or spend an interesting day at Aix de Provence, a vibrant students’ town. In the summer, we recommend going on a lavender tour or simply stop by at any of the perched villages that intrigues your imagination – here’s a fun article about more sights to see. A car hire in Marseille is a convenient way to discover the city Marseille as well. Known as a port town since the roman times, you will not be disappointed by the beauties and the energy this city conveys. From Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, to the old port or Longchamps palace, the city is diverse and extremely dynamic. Visit at least one museum there, remember that on Sundays, a visit to a museum is generally free of charge, and you must take a coffee in one of the loud cafés in the city centre. The majority of the car rental agencies will have their office in the city as well and not only in Marseille Airport, so should you need changing anything you can always benefit from the excellent car hire services offered in the city.

Services in Marseille Airport


There are VIP lounges accessible to all air travellers – you must however buy a ticket at the business centre. In the Arrivals Hall 1 you will find Business Center and Cezanne lounge where you will have great Internet access and option to relax from the airport crowd.


You and your family will feel comfortable at the airport – there are baby changing rooms, baby strollers(check with the information desk), web corners, multimedia corners and even automatic flowers machine to surprise your loved one.


If you’re serious about visiting Marseille, purchasing the City Pass at the airport already is a very good option. It will give you the possibility to discover museums, join a guided tour, take a tourist trains and even discounts in boutiques and stores.

History of Marseille Airport

The airport started to obtain its shape in 1922, in Marignane, a small village close to Marseille. Its first connections were with Toulouse and Paris airports, and a very important international flight through Lufthansa began operating – to Berlin. During the Second World War the airport was demolished, it was successfully rebuilt in 1961 and 2 decades later, it also received the actual official name – Marseille Provence Airport. Constant heavy investments to the airport’s facilities make it one of the best airports in France. In 2016 for example, over 200  million of euros were designated into the new ‘heart’ of the airport, for best user experience specifically – new main hall and gates will be made.

Petrol stations near Marseille Airport

You will have no troubles finding a petrol station before delivering your car hire at Marseille Airport. There are many within a range of 10km from the airport, and one is conveniently positioned by the exit from the highway -  this comes in handy if you’re returning the car on Sunday or holidays, when other stations are likely to be closed. Be sure to fill up the tank and return the car on time.