Coming to DIS2013 in Marseilles

At the Central train station St. Charles (15 minutes from Parc Chanot by subway) arrives the French high speed train (TGV), connecting Paris to Marseilles in only three hours. Southern airline and railway hubs like Lyon (2h), Nizza (3h) and Toulouse (4h) are in close proximity.

The international airports of Marseille-Provence (IATA codes MRS and MP2) can be reached from the Congress Centre in 30-60 minutes and is connected by 32 international airlines to more than one hundred destinations around the world.

Arriving at Marseilles Airports

Shuttle busses ("Navettes")  from Marseilles Airports (IATA codes MRS or MP2) to Marseilles St.Charles (central) train station are running from 5:30 to 23:30 (delayed for last flight arrival, if necessary) at least every 20 minutes, every day. Fare for one way is 8.00 EUR and 12.80 EUR for both ways, if you buy your return ticket at the same time. Prices for combined Shuttle/RTM tickets are 8.50 EUR and 13.60 EUR respectively. Tickets for these buses can be purchased at a kiosk (silver and blue colour) nearby the taxi rank, which is situated between Halls 1/2 (most international arrivals/departures) and Hall3 (mainly domestic flights). The kiosk is not far from a long moving ramp leading up to hall 3.

See Shuttle website for more information.

Shuttle ("Navette") busses arrive in Marseilles at St. Charles train station. A second bus stop at the low-cost airport (MP2) is only used for drop-off, but may be useful on your return trip.

Arriving at Marseille St. Charles Main Station

A direct subway ("Metro") line (#2, red line) connects St. Charles station to DIS2013 (Parc Chanot, Rond Point du Prado). See Public Transport for details.

Arriving by car

We do not recommend to come to DIS2013 by car. Traffic during morning hours in Marseilles is very dense, and some road construction sites are still surrounding the conference venue. Parking lots in the Conference Center have to be paid on a daily per-hour basis. The ideal means of conveyance are the subways — Station Rond Point du Prado has an exit just at the entrance of Parc Chanot. — or a footwalk along the Prado promenades.