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The RTM (Régie des Transports de Marseille) is the public transport service for Marseille. It is made up of buses, the metro and the tramway.
The Marseille fare system is called Reseau Liberté. Tickets are valid for metro, tram and buses, with free transfer within a one hour period. The ticket must be validated on each transfer. The machines are located at the entrance to the platforms on the metro, on the platforms for the trains and trams and by the front door on the buses.
There are two metro lines that both stop at the main train station and run north and south in the downtown area.
The Marseille Métro operates from 05:00 in the morning until 23:00 in the evening, with trains every 5 minutes. Service is extended until 00:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
There are two transfer stations: Castellane and St Charles (Central rail station).
Trams run everyday from 05:00 until 0:35 (last departure).
The Marseille bus system serves l'Estaque, Vallon des Auffes and the Corniche.
Tickets are sold at company ticket counters or on the bus.
Marseille Provence Airport (Marignane) is 25km from Marseille. There are shuttle buses to Marseille St Charles station (journey time 20 to 30 minutes) and to Aix en Provence bus station (journey time 30 to 40 minutes).
Taxis are available 24 hours a day and can be ordered in advance.