Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport

Marseille Provence MRS Airport Overview

Marseille Provence Airport MRS - also referred to as 'AMP' is a major gateway to the south of France, its provinces and the greater area of Marseille, France's second-largest city with a 2,600 year history, located directly on the Gulf of Lyon, which is winding 57 km along the Mediterranean coast.

AMP is located outside of Marignane, in the southern Provence, France, and a 25 km, or a 20-minute drive, from either Marseille or Aix-en-Provence (the city of 1,000 fountains)l. If you drive to the airport from Lyon take A7 to the N113 airport exit; if you come from Nice take A8 to Aix-en-Provence and the airport exit to D9.

With two runways and over 8 million passengers a year (the bulk of which arrive/depart during the summer season), Marseille Provence Airport is served by many domestic and international, low-fare and charter airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

On-Airport hotels at Marseille Provence Airport include the Sofitel, Best Western, Novotel, Ibis, Louisiana & Etap Economy Class hotels.

Marseille-Provence Airport has a Main Terminal (soon to be named MP1) and the MP2 Terminal.

NOTE:  European citizens traveling to France: As of November 11, 2015 they will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.

Present and future Airport developments:
  While in November 2014 the new extension & modernization of Terminal mp2 was concluded - the Airport now is preparing to execute one of its largest investment plans - the first phase of which includes reorganizing all entry points into the Airport, & all roads within it, and to return the esplanade back to pedestrians - be completed by yearend 2015:  Thereafter, Terminal 1 will be renamed 'mp1' and its 'heart' will be constructed between current Halls 1 & 4, with new facilities.


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