GETTING TO CIRM BY PLANE
If you arrive at Marseille-Provence Airport (LFML)
Option 1: Taxi
If money is no object, then a direct taxi to CIRM is the easiest and most comfortable way. It takes about 55 mns on average. You need to budget between € 80-100 one way.
Do contact the Accommodation officer in advance and during week days if you need information about taxi fares and companies.
Note that CIRM does not pay for any taxi fare and that some taxis may not have credit card facilities.
Option 2: Marseille airport shuttle bus and public transport
You can reach CIRM by public transport easily for under 12€ one way. It takes about 1.5 hour. You will use a shuttle bus then Underground / Buses.
You first need to travel to Gare Saint-Charles Railway & Coach station.
You then need to travel from Gare Saint-Charles to CIRM.
TAXI: From the railway station to CIRM you can choose to take a taxi to the Luminy campus (distance 11km, cost around 35 to 45€ according to the time of day). Note that CIRM does not pay for any taxi fares. You can contact the
Accommodation Officer for taxi information and companies.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: You can use the "Metro" (underground) then get on bus B1 or 21J. The cost of a single ticket covering both Metro and Bus is about 1,80€ from a machine in the underground or 2 € if bought on the bus (or about 14€ for a 10-journey pass). Note that if you intend to buy individual tickets directly on the buses, you will need to have some change.
A) Metro line 2 + Bus B1 or 21J
B) Metro line 2 + Bus 24 (less frequent)
(*) NEW! : 3 new bus stops created inside the campus!
Monday to Friday (6 am to 9 pm): Bus lines are extended to serve the heart
of the Campus. A new bus terminal (called 'Campus Luminy') is now located
just in front of the entrance to Cirm!
Monday to Friday (before 6 am and after 9 pm), Saturday, Sunday, public
holiday and summer: buses will terminate at the gate of the campus (Bus
stop 'Luminy PN des Calanques'). From there, it is a 6-minute walk to Cirm. There are signs to direct you.
What to do if you arrive after 21:45 at Gare Saint-Charles
If you arrive after 21:45, the easiest is to catch Night bus number 521 directly from "Gare Saint Charles" (Railway station) all the way to the last stop "Luminy PN des Calanques" then walk to CIRM as detailed above. If the main gate of the university entrance is shut, tell the person on duty that you are coming to CIRM and they will open the gate.