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Transfer from Avignon for Marseille Early morning flight

My river cruise ends in Avignon on Dec 9th but my Marseille flight leaves at 6:50 am!
I need to get transportation to the airport. Is there a transfer company anyone can recommend?

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The cruise is in port on the 8th but I still have tours on the 8th. I need to catch that 6:50 am flight on the 9th and having a hard time finding a transfer company to get me from Avignon to Marseille airport in the middle of the night? Or I might just leave after dinner on the 8th and crash at the airport? UHG!

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6.50 AM is really very early... I would aim for an airport hotel in Marseille, there are 3-4 that are quite convenient (including the Ibis and Best Western). Relatively easy to get there by train (1hr) from Avignon-Centre to Marseille Vitrolles Aéroport followed by a short bus ride - last train leaves at 9 PM so a hair tight for dinner, though.

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Your days and timing don't work. It's 90 kilometers, 1.5 hours and you need to be there at 4:50 am, which means a 3:15 am pick up. It's very costly even if you can find someone and if the person shows up. For an international flight this is too high stakes.

So either you fly a day later or sacrifice your last excursions.
Edit: I deleted train info bc Kerouac2's post made me realize that I had assumed the OP's destination, perhaps incorrectly.

Posted by
33 posts

USA via Madrid then Heathrow.
Flight can't be changed. I think I"m going to go to Marseille on the 8th after dinner.

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Thanks all. I made a hotel reservation for the 8th and will take a train from Avignon after early dinner. Not much happening on the cruise that evening b/c everyone packing up.
I guess I'll schedule a taxi to get from the Airport train station to the Pullman?

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The taxi ride would be very, very short (1/2 mile); not sure a driver would agree to it! There used to be a shuttle to the airport, connecting with the trains at Marseille Vitrolles Aéroport station, but I am not 100% sure that this is still how it works. Perhaps send an email to the hotel, or call them? They'll advise.
In a pinch I actually walked from the train station to the airport once in about 15-20 minutes; that's how close it is, but unfortunately you have to cross a highway interchange.