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As soon as you land at Marseille Airport, we know you'll want to get straight on the open road. That's why our branch is located right outside the terminal building and operates with flexible opening hours tailored to your needs.
Find where you're going and take the most convenient route with our GPS Navigation System.
Whether you're heading to the glamorous French Riviera and chic Mediterranean coastline, or exploring the rolling hills of Provence, Marseille Airport is the gateway to the south of France. Our goal is to get you on the road as soon as you arrive.
Our Marseille Airport pick-up branch is perfectly located in the car park outside the arrivals terminal. The airport is around a 30 minute drive into the city centre, so if you hire a car from Marseille Airport, you'll be there in no time.
To make hiring a car with us as convenient as possible, we're open until midnight seven days a week. Just choose the most suitable car for you by browsing our range online before you arrive, and we'll have everything ready for you when you land.
And with a 24-hour helpline in case you need us, and no extra credit card fees, you can rest assured that hiring a car with us is simple.
With a comprehensive network of roads, you'll find driving within Marseille and navigating your way to neighbouring towns and cities easy.
As you leave Marseille Airport in your hire car, you'll join the D20, which offers great connections in all directions. Head into the heart of Marseille, by joining the A7 southbound – just over a 25km journey. Going north up the A7 will take you towards central France, passing through Avignon and Lyon, one of the country's major business cities. Toulon is just a short drive out of inner-city Marseille too – just head along the A50 south.
As one of the main Autoroutes in the south of France, you can join the A8 from Marseille. Accessible via the A51 from Aix-en-Provence, or the A50/52 from central Marseille, head east and you'll be greeted by the scenic backdrop of the French Riviera as you head through Cannes and Antibes.
It's worth noting, however, that some of France's major Autoroutes have toll charges – you can find out more details of these online.
Two main roads will take you into the centre of Marseille – the A55 from the north of the city, and the A50 from the east. To navigate your way through the city centre, look out for Boulevard Sakakini which runs from north to south. You can reach the city's port by heading through the Tunnel Prado Carénage.
Large areas of the city centre operate under a one-way system, to help ease congestion and allow for public transport to run smoothly.
There are often changes to the driving laws and regulations in France, so please ensure you familiarise yourself with them before heading out in your hire car from Marseille Airport.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
From Marseille Airport, the south of France becomes your oyster. Whether you're visiting for business, or just enjoying a relaxing break, here are a few things to see and do.
From the idyllic hills of Provence to the views of the Mediterranean coastline, Marseille is surrounded by natural beauty. Explore the Parc national des Calanques – 85km2 of mountainous terrain and breath-taking vistas out onto the sea.
Head inland towards Pertuis and Manosque and discover two hotspots perfect for a rural retreat - Parc Naturel régional du Luberon, a valley of vineyards and serene views and Parc naturel régional du Verdon, famed for its authentic French architecture.
As a port city, Marseille thrives in both tourism and commercial trade. Welcoming 2.5 million passengers per year, as well as handling near to 80 million tonnes of trade goods, the port is the busiest in France. If you're visiting for business, the port caters for everything from vessel repairs to handling commercial goods.
A global leader in the finance sector, Lyon is a three hour drive from Marseille. The city has strong connections to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries too. Saint-Etienne may be on your agenda too, if your business interests are in manufacturing.
Marseille's position on France's south coast makes it the ideal location for you to explore one of Europe's most glamorous regions, the French Riviera. Occupying a prime slice of Mediterranean coastline, the Riviera has historically attracted aristocrats but it's a holiday hotspot for all in modern day France and makes for a scenic road trip.
Famed for vacationing celebrities, why not head to Saint-Tropez where you'll be able to enjoy the most glamorous of seaside locations. Relax on the Baie de Pampelonne's beaches, a 5km stretch of beautiful golden sands. Home to the celebrated annual international film festival, Cannes is a must for any film fanatic. Explore this striking coastal metropolis by walking along La Croisette and take in the beauty of the bay.
But for some true Riviera glitz, head for the Principality of Monaco and explore the unrivalled class of Monte Carlo. Sat at the base of the Alps, it's home to countless celebrities and high-end casinos, many of which you'll recognise from their appearance in Hollywood films.
From natural beauty to cultural sophistication, hire a car from Marseille Airport and you'll be able to explore everything the south of France has to offer.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.