Transportation

Ferry in Corniche des Maures

Vedettes Îles d’Or et Le Corsaire

Runs boats to the Îles d'Hyères from Le Lavandou, Cavalaire and La Croix-Valmer.From Le Lavandou, boats go to Île du Levant (return adult/child €28/23, 35 to 55 minutes), Île de Port-Cros (€28/€23, 35 to 55 minutes)…
Bicycle Rental in Nice

Vélo Bleu

Nice’s shared-bicycle service has 100-plus stations around the city – pick up wheels at one, return at another. One-day/weeklong subscriptions cost €1.50/5, plus usage: free for the first 30 minutes, €1 the next 30,…
Bus in St-Tropez

VarLib

Tickets cost €3 from the St-Tropez bus station for anywhere within the Var département, including Ramatuelle (35 minutes), St-Raphaël (1¼ hours to three hours, depending on traffic) via Grimaud and Port Grimaud, and…
Train in Provence & the Côte d'Azur

AutoTrain

SNCF AutoTrains allow you to drop off your car in Paris and let the train driver do the work. Cars are loaded one hour before departure, and unloaded 30 minutes after arrival at your station of choice. (Avignon, Mar…
Train Station in Aix-en-Provence

TGV Station

Aix’s TGV station, 15km from the centre, is a stop on the high-speed Paris–Marseille line. Bus 40 runs from the TGV station to Aix’s bus station (€4.30, 15 minutes, every 15 minutes).Note that the direct Eurostar th…
Train in Avignon

Eurostar

There are between one and five direct Eurostar trains per week to from London St Pancras to Avignon (from €78, 5¾ hours); schedules tend to be reduced in low season. Non-direct services via Paris Gare du Nord are mu…
Bus in Gorges du Verdon

LER Bus 27

This LER bus from Marseille runs three times daily from Marseille to Riez (€17.50). From Riez, one bus per day (plus an extra one in July and August) continues on via Moustiers-Ste-Marie (€2.70) and La Palud (€5.80)…
Bicycle in Marseille

Le Vélo

Pick up and drop off blue city bikes from 130 stations across the city and along the coastal road to the beaches. Users must subscribe online first (per week/year €1/5, plus a €150 security deposit). The first 30 mi…
Ferry in Marseille

Frioul If Express

Ferries leave for Château d’If from the southeastern corner of the Vieux Port (20 minutes, up to 10 daily). You can also visit the nearby, rocky Îles de Frioul on a single or combined ticket (one/two islands €11/16,…
Ferry in Hyères

Transport Littoral Varois

Runs year-round ferries from Tour Fondue to the Île de Porquerolles (return €20, 20 minutes) and less-frequent services from Port d’Hyères to Île de Port-Cros (return €28.10, one hour) and Île du Levant (return €28,…