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Getting to Martigues?

The unique Zou ma région Sud site summarises all the itineraries with different modes of transport provided by the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region. The site provides information about all the public transport networks in the region.


Getting around by train

Urban transport services
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Getting around by bus

Urban transport services

The Ulysse transport service in Métropole Aix Marseille Provence operates between Cornillon-Confoux, Fos-sur-Mer, Grans, Istres, Martigues, Miramas, Port-de-Bouc, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône and Saint-Mitre les Remparts. See the network map.
The Ulysse services operates 10 lines serving Martigues center and its outskirts all year round: : 6 connecting lines (single fare of €1 per trip). The service offer is supplemented by an on-demand transport service, Allô le bus for low-population areas, and a TAD/PMR service for people with reduced mobility of 80% and over.
Shuttles serving the hyper-center of Istres and Martigues in order to promote access, to boost the daily movements of the populations in the hyper-center by public transport. This shuttle service is free. In Martigues, the Coeur de ville bus serves the districts of Jonquières, L’Ile and Ferrière. It operates from Monday to Saturday, from 7:30/45 a.m. to 7:15/25 p.m. See the timetable
Join the Martigues exchange center
Avenue de la Paix
Join the bus station: (+33) 4 88 93 00 44
(Counters open Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Tel: 0800 713 137 | Calculate your itinerary on

Interurban transports

LeCar links the major urban hubs in the department of the Bouches-du-Rhône and provides services to more distant communes. From Marseille to Aix-en-Provence, from Aubagne to La Ciotat, from Arles to Avignon, the LeCar network operates around 40 regular lines including about 10 motorway shuttles and school transport. With over 11 million passengers in June 2019, LeCar is one of the largest interurban transport networks in France.
LeCar lines to Martigues:
Line 34: Martigues - Marseille St-Charles
Line 34 (Sundays and public holidays) : Martigues - Châteauneuf-les-Martigues / Gignac-la-Nerthe / Marseille St-Charles
Line 38: Martigues - Châteauneuf-les-Martigues / Gignac-la-Nerthe / Marignane / Aéroport Marseille-Provence 
Line 39: Martigues - Châteauneuf-les-Martigues / Ensuès-la-Redonne / Gignac-la-Nerthe / Aix-en-Provence
Line 55: Martigues - Sausset-les-Pins / Carry-le-Rouet / Ensuès-la-Redonne / Le Rove / Gignac / Marignane
Download the timetable
Examples of ticket prices (per trip):
Martigues - Marseille: €5.50
Martigues - Aix-en-Provence: €5.50
Martigues - Châteauneuf-les-Martigues: €5.50
Martigues - Aéroport Marseille Provence: €1.20
Martigues - Carry-le-Rouet: €1.20
Martigues - Sausset-les-Pins: €1.20
See rates and zones Z1 to Z6 | See the lists of ticket offices

Contact LeCar
Tel: 0800 713 137 (France only)| Plan your trip:
The Martigues tourist office also sells LeCar tickets
Discover the La Métropole Mobilité application, buy and validate your ticket online
  • Gare routière - BUS - ULYSSE
  • Gare routière - BUS - ULYSSE - Vélo
  • Gare routière - BUS Ulysse
  • Nouvelle gare routière de Martigues
  • Gare routière - BUS - la Vénitienne
  • Gare routière - BUS - ULYSSE

Getting around by boat

In addition to urban lines, the Ulysse Allô le Bus service proposes a maritime shuttle in the centre of Martigues.
On the Chenal de Caronte, this shuttle stops at the Hôtel de ville (town hall), Médiathèque (multimedia library) and Degut. Thursday morning and Sunday morning, market days, the shuttle stops at the car park: Parking Général Leclerc. A second boat operates on Thursday mornings from September to June. The shuttle service is free.

From 1 October to 31 May:

. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7am to 7pm. Public holidays from 9am to 12.30pm.
. Thursday including public holidays: Line 1 from 7am to 7pm and line 2 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
. Saturday including public holidays:  9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 7pm
. Sunday including public holidays: 8am to 1pm.

From 1 June to 30 September:

. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7am to 7.30pm. Public holidays from 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 7.30pm.
. Thursday including public holidays: Line 1 from 7am to 7.30pm and line 2 from 9am to= 1pm.
. Saturday including public holidays:  9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 7.30pm.
. Sunday including public holidays*:  8am to 1pm and line 2 (additional) from 9am to 1pm.
The shuttle does not operate on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
- Line 1 stops at the Hôtel de ville (Ferrières), Médiathèque (L'île) and Lucien Degut (Jonquières).
- Line 2 is extended to the Général Leclerc car park (Jonquières opposite the market).
The maritime shuttle does not operate when weather conditions are unfavourable (see display at landing stages).
Contact Ulysse:
4, rue Boze
Tel: +33 (0)4 88 93 00 43
(Ticket office opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to midday and 1.30pm to 6pm and Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm)
  • Les navettes maritimes à Martigues
  • Les bateaux à Martigues

Getting around by bike

The Bouches-du-Rhône local authority has developed specific facilities to encourage cycling, taking into account different practices such as recreational, sport, etc. with user safety in mind.
The “Boucles du 13” circular route
Itineraries of 20 to 50 km with tourist attractions. The itineraries take attractive departmental roads with little traffic. Signage has been planned with the name, level of difficulty and length of the itinerary. The “Boucles du 13” are for occasional users wanting to discover tourist attractions and explore environmental features of the area. They are suited to all members of the family. Download the timetable

The city of Martigues adapts to gentle travel and offers nearly 72km of cycle paths (tracks, strips, greenways ...) - see the map

Getting around by taxi/car hire

Find the section dedicated to taxis and car rentals