Plane

Many travelers arrive at Aix-en-Provence by airplane via Marseille's Marignane aiport (airport code: MRS).  The airport is served by such major international airlines as Air France and British Airways.  A complete list of airplanes is on the website at http://www.mrsairport.com/eng/vols/vo... .  

Upon arrival at the airport, travelers can opt to rent a car from one of the major car rental companies (a complete list is online at http://www.mrsairport.com/eng/serv/se... ) or they can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to their hotel destination.  Direct shuttles to Aix-en-Provence drop passengers off at the Gare Routière (bus station).  From here, travelers may hail a taxi. 

Taxis Radio Aixois: 04 42 27 71 11.

Car

Travelers coming from other European locations can reach Aix-en-Provence by car.  There are two main methods of getting to the area, depending upon the direction being traveled.  One is to take Motorways A7/A46/A8 and the other is to take Motorways A54/A9.  Travelers can obtain specific map directions from Google Maps ( www.maps.google.com) or Mapquest ( www.mapquest.com).  

Train or Bus

Bus travel and train travel are both options for reaching Aix-en-Provence.   These options are most frequently taken advantage of by travelers who are exploring a number of destinations in Europe throughout a longer stay and making Aix-en-Provence one stop along the line.   Travelers of this nature should work with their travel agents to get the best deals on arrival in the area.
It should be noted that there are two train stations that serve Aix-en-Provence.  The one that stops in town and goes to different towns in the area and the one for the TGV which is about 20 minutes away by shutlte bus.

Train stations: The Gare SNCF is located off of Avenue Victor Hugo, one of the spurs of La Rotunde.  Currently, it is undergoing renovations.  The former train routes have been replaced by autocar (coach bus).  Travelers arriving in Marseille St. Charles train station should take the autocar to the Gare SNCF and catch a taxi.

Travelers arriving in another major city in France (ex. Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Lyon, etc.) should take the high speed train to the Gare TGV. From there, a shuttle to the Gare Routière can transport visitors to the town itself.

When you are getting tickets through a travel agent to this TGV station, do not buy the shuttle fare into Aix-en-Provence as it costs twice as much as it does if you buy it on the shuttle.