How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez

 

Tourists fly into one of two airports if they want to get to Saint Tropez: Marseille or Nice.

There are several ways to get to Saint-Tropez from there.

 
 
 

1. How to get to Saint from Nice airport

 

1) By train from Nice:

How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez by train.

There is no direct train connection between Nice and Saint-Tropez, but you can get there if you change to a bus. Trains depart every hour from Nice St Saint-Augustin station, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the airport. You need to get to the city of Frejus (St Raphael Valescure station). Be careful: some trains do not go directly to Fréjus, you need to change in Antibes or Cannes. Traveling by train will take from 50 minutes to 1.5 hours and will cost about 12-17 euro, depending on the class and train. Further you can take a taxi, ferry or bus from Frejus to Saint-Tropez.

 

 

2) By bus from Nice:

How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez by bus.

The easiest and fastest way is to take bus number ‘60’ with a change at the bus station in Frejus to bus number ‘876’. However, the schedule of this pair is very limited, from 09:00 to 15:30. The trip lasts from 3 hours to 3 hours 40 minutes, depending on the duration of the transfer. Tickets can be purchased online, from the driver or at the box office. The ticket price for the bus ‘60’ = 18 euro (this is an express line bus), for the bus ‘876’ = 2.10 euro (this is a regional bus, it travels with all stops). The official website of the carrier Zou! - zou.maregionsud.fr.

 

 

3) Transfer with a private driver from Nice:

How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez by transfer with a private driver.

The transfer has its undeniable advantages. First, you know the price in advance, it is fixed and will not change. Secondly, you do not need to waste time searching and waiting, the driver will meet you with a sign and take you to the desired address at any time of the day. Thirdly, when ordering a transfer, you can discuss all the details in advance: the number of passengers, the size of luggage, the availability of child seats, and you will be sure that everyone will be accommodated comfortably. And fourthly, the transfer is on average cheaper than a taxi.

You could book a transfer from Nice airport to Saint Tropez, price from 170 euro.

 

 

 

4) By ferry boat from Nice:

How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez by ferry boat.

You can take the ferry from Antibes or Fréjus. If you arrive by train, in Antibes you need to get off at the Golfe-Juan-Vallauris station, which is located a few meters from the port, and in Fréjus at the Saint-Raphael Valescure station, from which you can walk to the port in a few minutes. The ferry from Antibes leaves once a day at 09:20, the schedule for the days of the week depends on the season. Navigation lasts from May 18 to September 30, while from July 1 to August 31, ferries depart every day, the rest of the time - on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Full information about the schedule and prices can be found on the official website of the operator Riviera Lines - riviera-lines.com - it is also better to buy tickets in advance there. The price for an adult is 63 euro, for a child under 10 years old - 48 euro, children under 4 years old - free of charge. The journey lasts 2 hours 10 minutes. The ferry from Frejus departs daily 2 times a day: at 09:30 and at 14:30. Operator - Raphaelois Trasporti marittimi, official website bateauxsaintraphael.com. The ticket price for an adult is 20 euro, for a child under 9 years old - 12 euro, for children under 2 years old - free of charge. The journey lasts 1 hour.

 

 

5) By rented car from Nice:

How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez by rented car.

You can rent a car here without leaving the airport. At your service cars of the companies Sixt, Rentacar, Avis, Budget, Lutam. The price per day of rent starts from 100 euros and depends on the class of the car. You can choose what suits you and get acquainted with the rental conditions on the rentalcars.com website. So, you got behind the wheel and are ready to travel. You have to travel more than 100 km, and the trip will take approximately 1.5 hours, but if you are traveling during the high season (summer, especially August) or on weekends, get ready that the journey will take up to 3 hours due to traffic jams. Most of the way passes along the toll highway A8 past the cities of Antibes, Cannes and Fréjus. After driving 70 km, near the town of Le Muy, you need to turn towards the sea onto the D25 road. This is a normal one or two lane road that you follow 46 km to Saint-Maxime and then 15 km to Saint-Tropez along the coast. Just this site is in traffic jams during peak hours and in high season. Traffic jams can be bypassed along the serpentine, this will save you about an hour of time, but may adversely affect the well-being of passengers.

 

This video shows in detail how to get from Nice Airport to Saint Tropez:

 

 

6) By taxi from Nice:

How to get from Nice to Saint Tropez by taxi.

Taxis can be ordered online or by phone. For example, on this site -itaxis.fr/nice-06000.htm, where there is information about 26 taxi operators operating in Nice. Depending on the car class, day of the week and time of day, the price may fluctuate and starts from about 270 euros, and the duration of the trip will be about 1.5 - 2 hours. If you are traveling with small children, do not forget to ask if the taxi driver has a child seat (safety first).

 
 
 
 
 

2. How to get to Saint from Marseille airport

 

1) By train from Marseille:

How to get from Marseille to Saint Tropez by train.

There is also no direct train connection from Marseille to Saint-Tropez, but you can get there with transfers. Every half an hour from early morning until late evening, trains leave for the city from the Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille station, which is located in close proximity to the airport. You get to Saint-Charles station and then transfer to the train to Frejus (St Raphael Valescure station). Attention: some trains do not go directly to Frejus, you need to change in Tolone (Tolone) or in Les Arcs-sur-Argens (Les-Arcs-sur-Argens). The journey from the airport to Marseille will take about 20 minutes and will cost 6 euro, from Marseille to Frejus - from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes, depending on the duration of transfers and the number of stops, and will cost from 31 euro and more depending on the class and trains. Further from Frejus to Saint-Tropez you can take a taxi, ferry or bus.

 

 

2) By bus from Marseille:

How to get from Marseille to Saint Tropez by bus.

The cheapest way, but not without its own characteristics: you will have to make 2 transfers and spend at least 4.5 hours on the road. If you are ready for this, then read on. Buses to Marseille (line L091) or Aix-en-Provence (line L040) depart directly from the airport parking lot near terminal 2. Then from both cities you should change to a bus to Toulon (Tolone): from Aix-en-Provence - line 59, from Marseille - FlixBus buses of lines N769, N523, 1922, 718. From Toulon you need to transfer to buses of lines 878 or 879 operator Zou!. Is it possible to make this mini-trip more or less quickly if you arrive in the morning (even early) or in the afternoon. After 16:00 this scheme will no longer work. Approximate cost - from 8 euro.

 

 

3) Transfer with a private driver from Marseille:

How to get from Marseille to Saint Tropez by transfer with a private driver.

The transfer has its undeniable advantages. First, you know the price in advance, it is fixed and will not change. Secondly, you do not need to waste time searching and waiting, the driver will meet you with a sign and take you to the desired address at any time of the day. Thirdly, when ordering a transfer, you can discuss all the details in advance: the number of passengers, the size of luggage, the availability of child seats, and you will be sure that everyone will be accommodated comfortably. And fourthly, the transfer is on average cheaper than a taxi.

 

 

 

 

4) By rented car from Marseille:

How to get from Marseille to Saint Tropez by rented car.

You can rent a car at the airport building. Cars from Sixt, Avis and Budget are at your service. The price per day of rent starts from 160 euros and depends on the class of the car. You can choose what suits you and get acquainted with the rental conditions on the rentalcars.com website. So, you got behind the wheel and are ready to travel. You have to drive about 150 km, and the trip will take about 2 hours, but if you are traveling during the high season (summer, especially August) or on weekends, get ready that the journey will take longer due to traffic jams. From the airport, you need to turn onto the D9 highway towards Aix-en-Provence and, before reaching it, turn onto the A8 toll highway towards Nice. After 80 km, turn onto the A57 towards Le Luc. Then, following the signs for Le Luc, take the D558 towards Saint-Tropez and after 40 km you will arrive at your destination.

 

 

5) By taxi from Marseille:

How to get from Marseille to Saint Tropez by taxi.

Taxis can be ordered online or by phone. For example, on these sites city-airport-taxis.com, taxi-airports-transfer.com. Depending on the car class, day of the week and time of day, the price may fluctuate and starts from 350 euro, and the duration of the trip will be about 2 hours. From Fréjus, if you make a transfer there, the cost of a taxi is approximately 180 euro, and the journey takes about 40 minutes. When traveling with small children, do not forget to ask if the taxi driver has a child seat. For violation of this rule, a considerable fine threatens and safety - above all.

 
 
 
 

Getting to St Tropez from Italy:

 

If you are arriving by car from Italy, be aware that Saint-Tropez is 152 km from the Italian border. Almost all the way goes along the paid autobahn A8. You will pass the cities of Nice, Antibes, Cannes and Frejus. After 120 km from the border near the town of Le Muy, turn towards the sea onto the D25 road, which you follow 46 km to Saint-Maxime and then 15 km to Saint-Tropez along the coast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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