Flights from London to Marseille
Thinking of flying to Marseille? Here’s all the vital information you need to know before booking your cheap flights from London to Marseille.
How to get to London Stansted airport
There are lots of ways to get to London Stansted Airport (STN) to catch your flights from London to Marseille. The quickest option is to take the Stansted Express from central London. It’s roughly a 45-minute journey from Liverpool Street station in the city centre. Alternatively, the National Express coach is a two-hour drive, or you can take the tube and be at Stansted in about 90 minutes. If you’re driving to the airport before you fly from London to Marseille there are short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay parking spaces available.
London Stansted Airport: Overview
Stansted has one main terminal with all boarding gates located in satellite buildings around it, making it easy to find your way as you prepare to fly from London to Marseille. London Stansted Airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK and the waiting time to pass through security can be quite long, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time before your London to Marseille flights.
Marseille Airport: Overview
Marseille Airport (MRS) is the busiest airport in France outside of Paris, handling over 8 million passengers per year. The airport has two terminals and Ryanair operates out of Terminal 2. The airport has two floors and you’ll find the arrivals section and baggage reclaim on the ground floor of the terminal. You can drive to central Marseille in under half an hour using the A55 or A7. Search for the best deals on car rentals during your trip using Ryanair Car Hire. You can also take the train to the city using the Vitrolles Marseille Provence Airport train station, which is operated by TER. The airport provides a shuttle bus service to the station.
What to expect on arrival in Marseille
Once your flights from London to Marseille have arrived and you drop your luggage at your hotel, you shouldn’t waste any time in getting out and exploring the city. Marseille’s Old Port is a must see. It has been trading for 2,600 years and is filled with cafés and restaurants where you can sit and take in this incredible district. Meanwhile, Notre Dame de la Garde is perched on top of a hill and provides a stunning view of the city and the sea. Take the bus from the Old Port if you don’t want to climb to the summit. There are also lots of museums and cathedrals worth visiting during your stay. Find out more about Marseille on Try Somewhere New.
Five Fun Facts about Marseille:
- Former footballer Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille. He went on to win the World Cup and European Championship as a player for France as well as winning the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 1998
- Marseille is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, welcoming over 4 million visitors a year
- The Tarot of Marseille is the most popular design for tarot cards used by fortune tellers
- Marseille is the oldest city in France. It was founded in 600 B.C. by the Greeks
- The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman, was filmed in Marseille and won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972
From London to Marseille: Practical Information
Marseille averages 300 days of sunshine a year, with July being the hottest month. Marseille is warm throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below 13°C, even during the winter months. Rain isn’t too common in the French city either, so no matter what time of year you fly from London to Marseille you can probably leave the rain gear at home.
Marseille has a very efficient public transport service with two metro lines (Métro 1 and Métro 2), two tram lines (yellow and green) and a comprehensive bus service. If you’re planning on renting a car during your trip, be advised that parking is expensive and traffic can be very busy.
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Make sure to change your pounds into euros before your flights from London to Marseille and don’t forget to pack a travel adaptor so you can use your electronic devices.
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