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Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

How much does it cost to travel to Marseille?

You should plan to spend around $161 (€148) per day on your vacation in Marseille. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $46 (€42) on meals
  • $31 (€28) on local transportation
  • $155 (€142) on hotels

A one week trip to Marseille for two people costs, on average, $2,249 (€2,069). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Marseille cost?

A one week trip to Marseille usually costs around $1,125 (€1,035) for one person and $2,249 (€2,069) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Marseille on average costs around $2,249 (€2,069) for one person and $4,499 (€4,138) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Marseille will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Marseille on average costs around $4,820 (€4,434) for one person and $9,640 (€8,867) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Marseille has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Marseille expensive to visit?

Prices in Marseille are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Marseille is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Killarney or Honfleur.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Marseille Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Marseille?

The average Marseille trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Marseille travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 142 ($155)
Local Transportation 1 28 ($31)
Food 2 42 ($46)
Entertainment 1 38 ($41)
Alcohol 2 13 - 40 ($15 - 44)
Accommodation Budget in Marseille
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Marseille is $77 (€71). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Marseille is $155 (€142). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Marseille

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Marseille based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $95. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Marseille
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Marseille is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $31 (€28) per person, per day, on local transportation in Marseille.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Marseille?

Typical prices for Transportation in Marseille are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Marseille, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Metro Pass

Food Budget in Marseille
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Marseille can vary, the average cost of food in Marseille is $46 (€42) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Marseille should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Marseille is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Marseille?

Typical prices for Food in Marseille are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Marseille, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Orangina

Entertainment Budget in Marseille
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Marseille typically cost an average of $41 (€38) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Marseille
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $29 (€27) on alcoholic beverages in Marseille per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Last Updated: Apr 5, 2023
Marseille On a Budget
Marseille Vegetable Market in Marseille, France
Marseille is the second largest city in France and is the largest Mediterranean port in the region. For visitors, Marseille offers an authentic glimpse at France. It has many colorful markets, natural beauty such as the Calanques with its large, beautiful cliffs, and the old harbor area, which offers a glimpse at the areas working class history.

The city has a Mediterranean climate with mild and humid winters and hot, dry summers. The coldest months of the year are from December through February and temperatures average around 12 degrees Celsius. The hottest months are July and August when average temperatures are between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius. It's a dry city with plenty of sunshine, making it a great place to visit, weatherwise.
Sights worth visiting in the area include Notre Dame de la Garde, which is a large church that overlooks the city, le Cours Julien and la plaine, an area with bookstores, cafes, and fountains that is an enjoyable place to relax and people watch, la Corniche, which is a walkway just beside the sea, and Parc Borely, a large, nice park that is a great place to pass some time.
Marseille has a variety of different neighborhoods, each with its own character and atmosphere. The Old Port is the area where most of the fishing boats and personal boats are docked. There's a great fish market every morning and there are many different seafood restaurants that are worth trying. This area also has some good museums and interesting sights. Panier has many compact houses that have a medieval appearance. It is not the wealthiest part of town but has some excellent restaurants, museums, and little shops. Canebiere is an old part of town. The main street through the neighborhood has been around since the 17th century. There are some great shopping opportunities near this main street. Garde Hill is also an older part of town. This is also where you will find the botanical gardens and some great parks. St. Charles District is where the main railroad station is. There is not much in the form of sightseeing and it does not get many tourists, but it does have a good view of the city.

Marseille has a wonderful nightlife year around, and there are also some great cultural events that take place throughout the year. The festival Avec le Temps is in the spring and showcases French music and art. La Fete Bleue, or the Blue Festival, has many shows and concerts centered around the color blue. Marsatac is another popular music festival and La Fiesta Des Suds highlights music from around the world.
Food and Dining
Given its close proximity to the ocean, food in Marseille is focused around seafood. You will find some excellent fish dishes, with two famous local specialties being the fish broth "bouillabaisse" and "aioli". Bouillabaisse is probably the most famous dish in the city. It's a fish stew made with at least three different local fish, potatoes and vegetables. It's usually made for a crowd of at least ten people. A large gathering means a greater diversity of fish, making for a better dish. Aioli is a sauce that is made with raw garlic, lemon juice, eggs and olive oil. It's served with boiled fish, hard boiled eggs and vegetables.

Seafood in Marseille can be expensive, but it is well worth the price. If you're looking for budget options, you're most likely to find them at kebab restaurants near the Canebiere. There are some great, cheap, couscous places near the Cours Belsunce, where many local immigrants enjoy lunch.

Marseille has a decent public transportation system that includes two underground railway lines, two tram lines, and 74 bus lines. There's also a ferry boat that crosses the Old Harbour (Vieux Port). Many tourists take this ferry simply for the experience. It is the shortest commercial boat ride in Europe. It is best not to drive in Marseille, particularly in the city center, which has narrow, one way streets and lots of congestion. Taxis are a good way to get around but there are occasionally drivers who may overcharge. If you feel that the rate is not fair, get the driver's number and report them to the Tourist's Office at 4, La Canebiere near Le Vieux Port. It's possible to rent bicycles in Marseille but there are no bike paths and cycling can be frustrating at best and dangerous at worst. There are many pedestrians and parked cars that make the trip challenging.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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