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Travel by bus

It’s almost like being back at summer camp! Comfortably appointed and promising windows with a view, holidays by bus really are a smart solution. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Bon voyage!

Preparing your bus trip

You can get around the whole of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region easily thanks to the Zou! bus network, offering 200 regular services. Their top-comfort buses serve the region’s small towns as well as the must-see sights. Whether you’re a fan of quaint inland villages or bumming on the beach, you’re sure to find a bus route to get you to your destination on time. Practical tip: you can buy your Zou! network ticket directly on your smartphone with the Zou! M’Ticket app available on Appstore and Google Play.

Line ZOU 4001 Brignolles > Marseille

This service takes you from Brignoles in the Var area to Marseille in 1¾ hours all year round, even on public holidays. You’ll definitely want to stop off at some places on the way too, such as Saint-Maximin to visit the majestic Basilica, Provence’s largest Gothic building. If you want to stretch your legs, take a break in Nans-les-Pins, Tourves or Saint-Zacharie – also the departure points for a variety of hiking trails. And while you’re tackling a climb, pause awhile to admire the view over the Sainte-Baume hills and Sainte-Victoire mountain. You’ll want to visit the market in Auriol too to pick up some delicious local fare.


Line ZOU 3003 Saint-Raphaël > Fréjus> Mandelieu-la-Napoule > NICE (Airport)

This is a very practical way to get to Nice airport and the buses are scheduled to fit with flight times to Paris Orly. Economical and easy, this bus service means you won’t have to struggle with finding a parking spot. If you’ve got time while you’re on the Côte-d’Azur, stop off to visit some of the Riviera’s must-see sights, served by the same bus: Fréjus and its Roman Amphitheatre, the beaches of Mandelieu-la-Napoule , or the beautiful Jardin Bonaparte in Saint-Raphaël .

Line ZOU 7803 Saint-Tropez – Hyères

This service is redolent with sunshine and chic… On fine days (and there are many here), grab your bag and head to the beaches of Cavalaire-sur-Mer or Le Lavandou . Whip out your trendiest Panama or wide-brimmed sunhat and get ready to strut on the port of Saint-Tropez or roam around the magnificent Jardins du Rayol Canadel, boasting over 400 species of exotic plants. You’ll also find a host of family activities, exhibitions, cool cafés and excellent eateries in this iconic area. Absolutely fabulous!

Line ZOU 8805 Bandol > Sanary > Toulon

You can travel from Bandol to Toulon in the Var area in just 45 minutes on this service. Simply pick your stop-off and enjoy a day out chilling and shopping. Don’t miss the Provencal market under the plane trees in Sanary-sur-Mer on Wednesday mornings. You can continue your spree in Bandol – the sea front and adjacent lanes are lined with very tempting boutiques… Savour a drink or lunch on a sunny terrace facing the Med. And if you fancy lazing at the beach, lay down your towel in Bandol or Six-Fours-les-Plages. You’ll be spoilt for choice too: Six-Fours is home to no less than 19 kilometres of beaches, coves and rocks running from the Presqu’île du Gaou peninsula to Cap Nègre.

Travel into town from the region’s train stations and airports

You’ll find shuttle services into town from Aix-en-Provence and Avignon TGV train stations, together with Nice and Marseille airports. Buses are also available into town from Toulon-Hyères and Avignon airports.
And of course, you can always hop into a taxi from the region’s train stations and airports to get to your destination.