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John&John
March 7th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Marseille Bus to Aix-en-Provence

I'm confused as to where you can get bus #50 in Marseille to go to Aix-en-Provence. I've found conflicting information.

I was under the impression that the bus stop for the #50 was about 100 metres from Porte d'Aix. Was it here previously?

I've also read that you can get the #50 at the bus/train station.

If it is at the bus/train station is it practical to take the Metro from Vieux-Port to Gare Saint-Charles?

Thanks! :)

AngloinProvence
March 12th, 2012, 06:40 AM
Yes, the Marseille-Aix shuttle leaves from Marseille bus station (which is next to and part of Saint Charles rail station). It runs frequently - every five minutes at peak times, and is much used by locals.

And yes, you can get the metro from the Vieux Port to Saint Charles station (it's walkable - 10-15 mins, but uphill and steep, especially right at the end). Here's a guide to Marseille's public transport system: http://www.marseille-provence.info/marseille-marseilles/practical-information-travel-food-climate/20-how-to-get-around-marseille.html

Make sure to get bus #50 and not bus #51,which also runs Marseille-Aix, but is a stopping service and takes much longer.

John&John
March 12th, 2012, 09:16 AM
Yes, the Marseille-Aix shuttle leaves from Marseille bus station (which is next to and part of Saint Charles rail station). It runs frequently - every five minutes at peak times, and is much used by locals.

And yes, you can get the metro from the Vieux Port to Saint Charles station (it's walkable - 10-15 mins, but uphill and steep, especially right at the end). Here's a guide to Marseille's public transport system: http://www.marseille-provence.info/marseille-marseilles/practical-information-travel-food-climate/20-how-to-get-around-marseille.html

Make sure to get bus #50 and not bus #51,which also runs Marseille-Aix, but is a stopping service and takes much longer.

Thank you very much!