Marseille metro guide map plan
The Metro of Marseille is the metro of the southern French city of Marseille, the second largest city after Paris and also the largest port city in France with a population of around 800,000. The agglomeration comprises between 1.0 and 1.4 million people, depending on the political or geographical delimitation, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the country after Greater Lyon.
The metro comprises two lines with a total length of 22 kilometres and 29 stations. The first of the two lines opened in 1977, the second line was added in 1984. Since then, the lines have been extended several times. After the Paris Metro and only about half a year before the Lyon Metro, it was the second metro in France. A special feature of the Marseille Metro is that it is operated entirely by trains with gas-filled rubber tyres – a system developed on the Paris Metro.
With around 80 million passengers in 2013, the Metro is the backbone of public transport in the greater Marseille area. The Metro thus accounts for about 49 percent of the public transport trips in the region. It has been operated by the Regie des transports de Marseille (RTM) since 1986.
Metro Line network
La Rose terminus with adjacent elevated section
Route of line 1 in the central reservation of the arterial road D 4C
Station of line 2 of the interchange Castellane
Marseille has two metro lines:
Line 1: La Rose – Technopôle de Château-Gombert ↔ La Fourragère.
Line 2: Sainte-Marguerite Dromel ↔ Gèze
Trains run from 5am to 0.30am, and from 5am to 9pm they run every 3 to 5 minutes – except on Sundays (every 10 minutes on Sundays). A journey on line 1 takes about 19 minutes, on line 2 about 16 minutes.
There are 29 stations, and their platforms are generally 70 meters long. Saint-Charles and Castellane metro stations function as interchange stations. While at Castellane station both lines cross at right angles on different levels in the form of an L, Saint-Charles was designed as a four-track station – but without directional platforms.
Marseille Metro Line 1
La Rose – Frais Vallon – Malpassé – Saint-Just – Chartreux – Cinq Avenues – Réformés – Saint-Charles – Colbert – Vieux Port – Estrangin – Castellane – Baille – La Timone – La Blancarde – Louis Armand – Saint-Barnabé – La Fourragère
Marseille Metro Line 2
Gèze – Bougainville – National – Désirée Clary – Joliette – Jules Guesge – Saint-Charles – Noailles – Notre Dame du Mont/ Cours Julien – Castellane – Périer – Rond-Point du Prado – Sainte-Marguerite Dromel
To find out more about conditions, preferential fares and special cases: consult the RTM metro cards.
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- Hotels in Marseille
- The beaches of Marseille
- Visit the creeks of Marseille
- The ports of Marseille
Subscriptions and rates of the Marseille Metro :
Whether you live in Marseille or are on holiday, find out about the different subscriptions:
The XL Pass permanent is a monthly subscription with a minimum duration of 12 months. Rates:
37.10 €/month for all
18.55/month with reduced transport allowance for an employee
18.30/month for a person under 26, students, apprentices, trainees, apprentices, civic service in the MPM area
18.55€/month for CMUC beneficiaries and unemployed people under 26 who are not paid.
14.70€ Scholarship holders and children from large families
The annual XL Pass is a one-year subscription paid in one go. It lasts 365 days. Rates :
446 for all
223€ for employees
220€ young people -26 years
223€ CMUC beneficiaries and unemployed -26 years old
178€ for scholarship holders or children from large families
The 30-day XL Pass lasts 30 days from the first validation. Tariffs :
46€ for all
23€ for employees, CMUC beneficiaries and unemployed people under 26
36.70 for young people under 26
The XL Pass 7 days. For a period of 7 days :
13,70 € for all
You can check all the timetables online on the RTM website in Marseille.