Marseille Airport is located north of Marseille about 25 km from the city center on the shore of the Étang de Berre bay. If you arrive by plane and want to get to Bandol from Marseille Airport (the starting point of our long-distance hike), you must first go to Marseille Central Station (official name: Marseille-Saint-Charles), from where hourly regional trains run to Bandol (Information about the regional trains ).
Since the airport does not have a direct train connection, the shuttle bus from the airport to the main train station is the easiest and fastest connection. The blue buses, called Navettes Marseille Aeroport, usually run every 15 minutes and depart from outside the airport (always keep left when exiting the arrivals hall). A small ticket counter also sells the tickets there (as of 09/2019: single trip for adults €10, return trip with a small discount). The shuttle buses run from bus platform 6 (09/2019). Further information: www.marseille-airport.com/access-car-parks/access/bus/marseille-gare-saint-charles.
As a somewhat cheaper alternative, there is the possibility of taking another, free shuttle bus (bus platform 5) to the Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille Provence train station, which is 2 km away, and from there taking the regional train (5.20€) also to Marseille-Saint- to drive Charles. This is not really much cheaper, but it is associated with significantly more waiting time. Further information: www.marseille-airport.com/access-car-parks/access/trains.