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Coolcruise02
August 25th, 2009, 10:01 AM
The bus route from Monaco to Nice on bus #112 shows 2 stops in Eze. Coming from Monaco the first stop is Eze Plateau de la Justice and the second stop is Eze Village. The time difference is 7 minutes. Is there an advantage to one stop over the other?

Thanks!

Hlitner
August 25th, 2009, 10:48 AM
The "Plateau of Justice" stop is about 2 miles from the actual village. You would want to Village stop which is right in front of entance to the village of Eze.

Hank

Susan-M
August 25th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Hi Coolcruise02,
Looking at this schedule, it shows several Eze stops, but I don't see Eze Plateau de la Justice (it's on the #83 route between Eze bord de Mer and Eze Village).
http://www.lignedazur.com/horaires_ligne/index.asp?rub_code=6&thm_id=1312&gpl_id=0&lign_id=1093&sens=2&date=25%2F08%2F2009

I remember only one bus stop for the tourist village, where the parking lot is ... if you get off at any other Eze stops, I think you'd have to walk along the road (the middle corniche) to get to Eze Village.

Coolcruise02
August 25th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Thanks for all the help. I think I am confusing my self with all the maps/info I have printed off.
Susan-M,
You are right I have the timetable for bus # 82 to take to Nice along with #112 after we are done at Eze. I assumed we could catch either bus to go on to Nice. Is that correct?

Hiltner,
I have a print out with no web site (sorry) but at the top it says:
Nice*Beausoleil Ligne 112
Starting at La Cremaillere with stops at:
Bequsoleil
Cap D'Ail
St Laurent D'Eze
Eze Village 2
Eze Village 1
Col De Villefrance
Barla
Nice
Do I have the wrong info? What is this for?

Thanks Susan-M for the webs site. I printed out that route #112 schecule.

Thanks for all the help!

Susan-M
August 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM
ps/info I have printed off.
Susan-M,
You are right I have the timetable for bus # 82 to take to Nice along with #112 after we are done at Eze. I assumed we could catch either bus to go on to Nice. Is that correct?


You're welcome!:)

According to the schedules, they both go Nice, but different stops ... hopefully someone who is familiar with these locations can tell you the difference, or you can find them on a map. (I haven't been to Nice.) http://www.eze-riviera.com/emotions/deplacement/ang/bus.htm

Sorry, ignore that bit about different stops (not sure why this schedule shows different names ... when I checked the lignedazur site, it shows the same stops in Nice for 82 and 112).

Hlitner
August 25th, 2009, 05:29 PM
I must admit to be puzzled why the various bus schedules to Nice use two different terms (Gare Routiere and Coach Station) for Nice. The Gare Routiere is the main "coach station" and is located a few blocks inland from the old town. This bus station is very easy for tourists since they have a large electric schedule board with all the bus numbers, destinations, times, and parking slot. The buses are also clearly labled and there are plenty of folks around who speak English and can answer any questions. As to the Eze Village, you can catch buses right outside the entrance to either Nice or MC, or you can take the local shuttle bus that runs from Eze Village down to the train station at Eze/Bord sur Mer where you can catch the regional train that can take you to Nice, MC, Antibes, Cannes, etc.

Hank

Parapara
August 25th, 2009, 06:43 PM
After mentally planning 'our day' in Villefranche port, I have spent so long looking at and trying to find bus schedules and have just about given up trying to combine going to Monaco ( in time for changing of guard and short look round)and then bus back to Eze Village and then back to Villefranche. Sounds easy but from what I can find buses are very infrequent and not sure if you have to go back down to Eze Bord-de-Mer and get bus back or just one from Eze Village as not sure where that one leaves you in Villefranche ( or even if it is one to catch) There seems to be so many stops at each place I am just so lost! I also wonder how full these buses are likely to be. If one is too full and you have to wait for ages for next you could be spending the day getting to know bus stops very well and not much else! Have thought that maybe we would go to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on way back from Monaco instead but just cannot work out if we would get dropped off anywhere near there! ANY help much appreciated!
Jean

Susan-M
August 25th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Jean,
What are your arrival and departure times in Villefranche, and when do you need to be in Monaco by?

I think the train to Monte Carlo would be faster than the bus, depending on the train schedule ... and getting to the train station in VF is easier than walking to the bus stop.

Coming back from Monte Carlo, Bus #112 to Eze Village, and #83 down to Eze bord de Mer, and #100 from Eze bord de Mer to Villefranche (l'Octroi stop).

Coolcruise02
August 26th, 2009, 11:32 AM
I must admit to be puzzled why the various bus schedules to Nice use two different terms (Gare Routiere and Coach Station) for Nice. The Gare Routiere is the main "coach station" and is located a few blocks inland from the old town. This bus station is very easy for tourists since they have a large electric schedule board with all the bus numbers, destinations, times, and parking slot. The buses are also clearly labled and there are plenty of folks around who speak English and can answer any questions. As to the Eze Village, you can catch buses right outside the entrance to either Nice or MC, or you can take the local shuttle bus that runs from Eze Village down to the train station at Eze/Bord sur Mer where you can catch the regional train that can take you to Nice, MC, Antibes, Cannes, etc. Hank

Thanks for all your help!
We plan on catching bus #112 at La Cremaillere (above casino gardens) getting off at Eze for a while and taking the bus on to Nice. Then we are going to take the train back to Monaco. We are in port from 9-8 so we have plenty of time for trial and errors. :)

Parapara
August 26th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Jean,
What are your arrival and departure times in Villefranche, and when do you need to be in Monaco by?

I think the train to Monte Carlo would be faster than the bus, depending on the train schedule ... and getting to the train station in VF is easier than walking to the bus stop.

Coming back from Monte Carlo, Bus #112 to Eze Village, and #83 down to Eze bord de Mer, and #100 from Eze bord de Mer to Villefranche (l'Octroi stop).
Hi Susan,
We are in Villefranche from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Originally we were overnighting there but are now overnighting in Nice, leaving at 7 a.m. to go to Villefranche. Evidently the Changing of the Guard is at 11.55 a.m. Have no idea whether it is worth seeing but read about it in Lonely Planet and thought we might as well be there at that time. We don't plan to go to casino. Do you know what the website is for trains? Also do you know where you catch the #112 from Monaco to Eze Village?
Many thanks,
Jean

Susan-M
August 26th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Hi Susan,
Do you know what the website is for trains?

http://www.ter-sncf.com/ There used to be an English version, but I don't think it's available any longer.
Alternatively, someone on CC posted this schedule a while ago (also in French) ... it is in effect until mid-December, and I think the 8 pages of schedules are for trains in both directions, for the full day. http://www.ter-sncf.com/Images/FH04-Mandelieu-Grasse-Vintimiglia_ete_tcm21-63473.pdf

Also do you know where you catch the #112 from Monaco to Eze Village?On this map, it's near #10 (above the casino) ... that's where we got off when we came from Eze to Monte Carlo. http://www.frommers.com/images/destinations/maps/jpg-2006/149_monacoattractions.jpg

I have photocopied pages from Rick Steve's book, Provence and the French Riviera, which shows bus stop locations on a map ... maybe you can get a copy of his book from your library?

Coolcruise02
August 27th, 2009, 07:29 AM
do you know where you catch the #112 from Monaco to Eze Village?

It is on Rue Des Iris Street between the casino gardens and Blvd Princesse Charlotte. From what I have read it is not a bus station, only a "bench".

Susan-M
August 27th, 2009, 08:14 AM
It is on Rue Des Iris Street between the casino gardens and Blvd Princesse Charlotte. From what I have read it is not a bus station, only a "bench".

Great that you came up with an exact street name ... I don't think anyone has posted it before! Easy to pinpoint on google maps when you have the name of the street: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rue+Des+Iris,+monaco&sll=43.750298,7.412841&sspn=0.076385,0.105572&g=monaco&ie=UTF8&ll=43.740569,7.425009&spn=0.004775,0.006598&z=17

Susan-M
August 27th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Rick Steves has directions for finding the stop for bus #112 in this link (Scroll down to the paragraph that begins with, "Buses #112 (to Eze-le-Village)": http://books.google.com/books?id=9_WYGp6tHhcC&pg=PT658&lpg=PT658&dq=La+Cremaillere+rue+des+iris+monaco&source=bl&ots=xICrlmhoWL&sig=89pAsUwjxNQtDwtkkYRnuJIAoKc&hl=en&ei=tn6WStbLA8yrlAeGxIDADA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Coolcruise02
August 27th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the Rick Steves' directions. This is like a scavenger hunt, trying to locate all the info you can before the cruise. :)

Now I know the bus stop is on the right side across from the bank!

Susan-M
August 27th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Thanks for the Rick Steves' directions. This is like a scavenger hunt, trying to locate all the info you can before the cruise. :)

Now I know the bus stop is on the right side across from the bank!

I agree that this port in particular seems challenging to find info on. I wish I knew as much when we went as I know now, but we managed well with the directions we had and with asking locals when necessary (although that required our limited knowledge of the French language and hand gestures, because we weren't very successful in finding English speaking locals.)

You seemed to have had a 'good handle' on bus stop directions, but glad that I could help a bit more.

Enjoy your cruise!:)

Parapara
August 27th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Thanks, Susan. Have printed off a train timetable. Now we will see what we can do! We leave NZ on Tuesday for the long flight to the UK. Will be glad when that bit is over and then the exciting part starts!
Jean

CorgiGuy
August 29th, 2009, 11:01 AM
This may be of interest to some.

Last fall, this is where & how we got to the 112 bus to Eze from the casino area.

If you walk across the street with the casino directly behind you, you will enter a lovely small park area. This picture is from the park area looking back at the casino:
http://www.visitmonaco.com/index.cfm...age&pageID=241 (http://www.visitmonaco.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=241)

Once in the park area, take the path that bears to the left & goes uphill. After a very short walk, the path will bring you in front of the main Tourist Information Center. The people in the Tourist Info. Center were very helpful, go in and get the most current bus schedules. Cross the street in front of the information center, and you will see a stairway on your left going up to the next street. Take this stairway to the next street up from the info. center. Once you reach the street, the bus stop for the 112 to Eze is just across the street on your left.

Make sure you stop in the Info. Center to verify the bus still stops there & also pick up a timetable for the 112.

Side note: If you time in Monte Carlo permits, the casino looks wonderful when it is lit up at night.

Stay well,

Anthony

Coolcruise02
August 31st, 2009, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the additional info!

GRAMMYTAN
September 21st, 2009, 02:38 PM
Rick Steves has directions for finding the stop for bus #112 in this link (Scroll down to the paragraph that begins with, "Buses #112 (to Eze-le-Village)": http://books.google.com/books?id=9_WYGp6tHhcC&pg=PT658&lpg=PT658&dq=La+Cremaillere+rue+des+iris+monaco&source=bl&ots=xICrlmhoWL&sig=89pAsUwjxNQtDwtkkYRnuJIAoKc&hl=en&ei=tn6WStbLA8yrlAeGxIDADA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false


Am I reading this correctly? It says
7 Mon-Sat, none on Sun

Do the buses not run on Sunday from Monaco to Eze?

Susan-M
September 21st, 2009, 06:59 PM
Am I reading this correctly? It says
7 Mon-Sat, none on Sun

Do the buses not run on Sunday from Monaco to Eze?

I would check this schedule as you can see the schedule for the date that you'll be there.
If it comes up in French:
- click on the U. Jack
- then 'Timetables' to the right of 'Plan your Journey'
- then 'Timetables' above 'Consult your line's timetables'
- select #112.
- choose your date.
http://www.lignedazur.com/horaires_ligne/index.asp?rub_code=6&thm_id=1312&gpl_id=0&lign_id=1093&sens=1&date=09%2F10%2F2009

Hlitner
September 22nd, 2009, 01:33 AM
Yes, the buses do run on Sundays. If you check the schedule here, click on your bus number (112) and than choose a Sunday date in the date box you will see the times.
http://www.lignedazur.com/horaires_ligne/index.asp?rub_code=6
I posted this link since it gives anyone access to all the bus lines (not just 112). As you can see, the buses do not run very often which is a problem on this line. It just means you need to do some good planning or simply rent a car (we often rent cars in France and Italy) which will give you complete flexibility and allow you to easily get to many places during your port stay.

Hank

Jujuju2
March 10th, 2010, 11:13 PM
I am right now looking for how to get the Bus #112 from Monaco to Eze-le-Village and trying to follow the links above for lignedazure, found them no longer working. This link IS working: http://www.lignedazur.com/ Then follow Susan's instructions. I am also having trouble figuring out if or when the bus #112 runs on Sunday, so I will either take the advice to stop in the tourist office or scrap this plan of going to Eze-le-Village. Having never been to Monaco, there is probably enough to do there for as long as we will be in port without having to worry about figuring out bus lines.

Sparkle 123
March 11th, 2010, 06:11 AM
OK, I have looked at the timetables for the bus from Villefranche to Eze. We will need bus number 82 on a Sunday to get to Eze village. However I am confused by the number of different stops in Villefrance. Which one is the nearest/easiest to get to from the cruise port?

Hlitner
March 11th, 2010, 12:08 PM
The 82 bus does work best as long as you are coming from the west (Villefranche or Nice) but is not helpful for those in Monte Carlo (I am just posting this for their knowledge). As to the 112 bus, it does run on Sundays.

Hank

boykin
March 11th, 2010, 02:44 PM
we are a family of 12 stopping in Villefranche in June. How difficult will it be for all 12 of us to get on the 112 bus to MC?

Hlitner
March 12th, 2010, 01:36 AM
we are a family of 12 stopping in Villefranche in June. How difficult will it be for all 12 of us to get on the 112 bus to MC?

The problem with the #112 bus is that it only runs about once every 1:30 except during rush hours. You would do much better with the #100 bus which is the main bus line that connects Nice to Monte Carlo and it runs every 15 min. The #100 does stop at Villefranche.

Hank

maidut
March 12th, 2010, 01:32 PM
I just looked at some timetables and it looks liek the Hadin Exotique and Eze Village are not very close together. For some reason, I thought they would be very near one another. Am I looking at this incorrect?

We planned to go from Monaco to Eze and go to the Jardin Exotique. How should be change/re-arrange our day?

http://www.lignedazur.com/ftp/lignes_FR/112.pdf

nho9504
March 26th, 2010, 02:39 AM
I just looked at some timetables and it looks liek the Hadin Exotique and Eze Village are not very close together. For some reason, I thought they would be very near one another. Am I looking at this incorrect?

We planned to go from Monaco to Eze and go to the Jardin Exotique. How should be change/re-arrange our day?

http://www.lignedazur.com/ftp/lignes_FR/112.pdf

It is not realistic to try to do both.

You either go to Eze, or spend the day in Monte Carlo and explore more sights than just Jardin Exotique.

maidut
March 26th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Am I reading this correctly? It says
7 Mon-Sat, none on Sun

Do the buses not run on Sunday from Monaco to Eze?


I don't believe they do. I emailed the Eze tourism authority at eze@webstore.fr, and this is what they told me:

hello
the 112 bus does not run on sunday
the walk from the bus stop to the jardin exotique is about 15 minutes
from eze to Monaco you take the direct bus N112 ( about 20 minutes )
best regards

Hlitner
March 26th, 2010, 03:40 PM
I will admit to being puzzled about bus #112 Sunday service. If we download the timetable from the Ligne web site it does not show Sunday service. But if we use their main page and simply put Sunday into the time schedule it does show Sunday service. C'est la vie!

Hank

nho9504
March 27th, 2010, 01:04 PM
May I suggest Beaulieu Sur Mer as an alternative for Sunday?

It is on the Bus 100 route, and is a very pretty little town from what we can see (from train and from bus). The view we saw is stunning.

Supposedly there is a boulevard you can walk along the hillside that overlooks the sea, and is a very easy walk.

Hlitner
March 27th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Actually, there is only two places we want to be on a Sunday in that part of France. In the morning there is the Flower Market in old town Nice and we also like to spend a few hours at St Paul de Vence where everything is open on Sundays. Both of these places are also very popular with the locals so these places can get a bit crowded....but that is also part of the fun.

Hank

nho9504
March 29th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Well, dont know what ship you will be on. I know for us, by the time we can tender in Monte Carlo it would be 10:30am. By the time we get to Nice, it would be 11:30am - whatever Flower Market would be close to the end of it by that time, as such markets tend to be open early in the morning and by noon they start to tidy up and close.

My plan is to go to Nice, enjoy the town a little bit. Then take either 100 or 81 back to Villefranche, walk from Villefranche to Beaulieu sur Mer, then take 100 back to Monte Carlo. Should have enough time to do that with a last tender at 5 or 5:30. So 11:30 to 17:00, we have 5.5 hours.

Bus to Nice is 30 min, x 2 = 1 hour, walk is an hour. So there are 2 hours, plus time spent on waiting for buses, exploring towns, for a total of 4 to 5 hours for everything.

Actually, taking the buses can be viewed as a tour itself. We do this often on port days. On that Emerald Princess cruise, we took the bus to Amalfi when the ship called on Naples. (Been in Naples and Pompeii decades ago, but missed Amalfi at the time.) It was terrific to sit at the big bus with the large window upfront, and let other drive while we enjoyed the scenery! The Seta bus station is about 1/2 mile from where Emerald Princess docked. We found it on our way to look for the ferry option. Our plans were either bus or ferry out to Amalfi, and train back from Sorrento, depended on which mode was available.

lalawgirl
April 5th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Can anyone tell me how long is the bus ride from Monaco to Eze? Thanks in advance.

Hlitner
April 5th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Lets deal with a couple of questions. The bus ride from Monaco to Eze is approximately 10 minutes. But keep in mind that the 112 does not run very often. Regarding Nho's post, we agree that if they are tendering-in to Monte Carlo at about 10:30 it is almost too late to enjoy the Nice Flower Market in Nice since they close by 1 pm (if you can get to the market by noon you would have some time). As to Nice on Sundays, most of the city is closed! You have to realize that the French see Sundays as a day of rest, and could care less about a cruise ship being in Monte Carlo. Some touristy shops will be open on Sundays, but most places are closed. This is why we always suggest Eze and St Paul de Vence on Sundays since just about everything is open in those two villages. Can one enjoy Nice on Sunday? Sure. There is always the Promanade with its view of the sea and a few places in the old town will open in the afternoon. But for us (and many French) , Sunday is the day to go to St Paul de Vence!

Hank

LarryF
April 11th, 2010, 10:11 AM
Hi Hank...I have some questions I'd like to pose to you about independent travel in Italy, France and Switzerland? Could you email me your email address at lfeinb9640@gmail.com?

Thanks,

Larry

doraemon
April 11th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Is there a taxi I can take from Monte Carlo to Eze Village?
If so, is it easy find a taxi? how much is a fare?
Thank you so much in advance.

mringenoldus
April 12th, 2010, 02:42 AM
Can someone please tell me if I have the following plan correct!

Last time I was stranded at Eze and had to beg an RCCL tour bus to take us back to port! Of course, this happened on a Sunday. This time it will be a Thursday. Whew!!


Villefranche - Monaco/Monte Carlo - Eze - Villefranche

Outbound trip
Train from Villefranche to Monaco/Monte Carlo

#112 bus from stop across the park from Casino to Eze


Return trip
#83 from Eze Village to Eze Board du Mer

#100 bus fro Eze Bouard du Mer to Villefranche (L'Octroi stop)

Thanks!

Susan-M
April 12th, 2010, 08:29 PM
mringenoldus: Your plan looks correct, but we did it in reverse order ... Villefranche - Eze Village - Monte Carlo & return to VF.

Normally if you have limited time, it's best to go to the furthest destination first, and work your way back (as per your itinerary). However, there are two options for getting back from Monte Carlo to VF (train and bus) and the trip is much quicker than getting back from Eze to VF, where you only have one option (the bus, with a connection.)

If time isn't a factor, then no need to worry, but if it is, then I would reverse the order.

Susan-M
April 12th, 2010, 09:03 PM
OK, I have looked at the timetables for the bus from Villefranche to Eze. We will need bus number 82 on a Sunday to get to Eze village. However I am confused by the number of different stops in Villefrance. Which one is the nearest/easiest to get to from the cruise port?

Please note that you can't take a direct bus from Villefranche to Eze Village, unless you hike up to the 2nd corniche (middle road), which I think would be quite a challenge. Both buses#82 and #112 travel on the middle road.

#100 travels along the lower road and is about a 10 minute walk from the port (also uphill).

Two options on a Sunday: Take #100 to Nice and #82 to Eze Village,
or take #100 to Eze bord du Mer and #83 up to Eze Village.

Here's an interactive map of Villefranche .. the l'octroi bus stop (for #100) is near the T (tourist office) in the park (Jardin Francois Binon). You can enlarge the map to identify the bus stops (blue boxes), and move the map around.

From the port (Port de la Sante) we headed towards the Citadel and up to the park to catch the bus (#100).
http://www.villefranche-sur-mer.fr/pages/plan/planville.html

This simplified bus schedule might be easier to work from: http://www.webstore.fr/eze/emotions/deplacement/ang/bus.htm (note that it tells you which road the bus travels on ... lower, middle or upper).

Don't hesitate to email the Villefranche tourism office to get further clarification re this ... they were very helpful when I did.

Susan-M
April 12th, 2010, 09:14 PM
I just looked at some timetables and it looks liek the Hadin Exotique and Eze Village are not very close together. For some reason, I thought they would be very near one another. Am I looking at this incorrect?



There is an exotic garden at Eze Village and I wonder if this is the one you are thinking of? It's very interesting ... the gardens are nice (the cacti and sculptures were highlights) and the views are incredible. Very easy to get to ... we wandered up past the shops and came across it.

mringenoldus
April 12th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Very good advice...thanks!!

CintiPam
April 13th, 2010, 12:07 AM
I am confused as to whether we can visit Eze on a Sunday by bus from Nice and then actually get from Eze to Monaco, from where our ship will depart very late in the day.

We planned to visit Old Town Nice, then perhaps the Chagall Museum, then go to Eze and from Eze back to Monaco.

Is there bus service to Eze from Nice and back from Eze to Monaco on Sundays?:confused: Our cruise leaves in two weeks!

mringenoldus
April 13th, 2010, 12:18 AM
After having a great deal of trouble getting a bus or a taxi big enough for 6 , I would definitely consider a rental car or tour in this area on a Sunday.

Getting to Monte Carlo on the train isn't too difficult if you're careful about making the time table. Getting to and from Eze is the challenge.

If the RCCL tour bus hadn't taken pity on us, we might have missed the ship. The people on the tour were very nice - but called us the "refugees"!

Susan-M
April 13th, 2010, 08:28 AM
Hi Pam,

To go by bus, you could take #82 from Nice to Eze Village, then #83 from Eze Village to Eze bord de Mer and connect with #100 to Monte Carlo (I think there are 3 stops that #83 and #100 have in common in Eze bord de Mer).

Schedules for #82 (note the separate Sunday schedule for this route), and #83 are on this site: http://www.webstore.fr/eze/emotions/deplacement/ang/bus.htm #100 runs every 20 minutes.

You can get more detail from the bus line's website: http://www.lignedazur.com/ (the quickest link is to use the "Timetable" on the right side of the page ... you can enter the day, time, and change directions of the route.) The one confusing thing I find with this site is that it doesn't show stops in Monaco ... the list ends at Cap d'ail, but the buses do continue on into Monaco.

Hlitner
April 13th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Although we try to help folks with the bus routes and schedules, we personally usually rent a car. Buses and trains are economical, but a lot of time is lost waiting for the next bus or train. With a car we simply go where we want when we want. Cars generally cost about $80 - $100 for a small car (4 passenger) with a manual transmission (automatics cost more and are often not even available). One potential issue is that it can be difficult to find local rental car companies that operate on Sundays (not a problem in Cannes). As a general rule we think public transit is fine if you only want to go to 1 or 2 places. But in the south of France there are many places that are not easily accessible with public transit such as St Paul de Vence and even Eze (the problem is the frequency of buses).

Hank

Susan-M
April 13th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Buses and trains are economical, but a lot of time is lost waiting for the next bus or train.

We were able to keep our wait times to under 10 minutes by planning in advance based on bus schedules, and having the schedules with us. (This is important for places that don't have frequent bus service, e.g. Eze Village).

We also like to explore by rental car when convenient, but with one day in VF and knowing that we wanted to see VF, Eze and Monte Carlo/Monaco on foot, public transportation turned out to be a good option for us to travel between those places.

CintiPam
April 17th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Hi Pam,

To go by bus, you could take #82 from Nice to Eze Village, then #83 from Eze Village to Eze bord de Mer and connect with #100 to Monte Carlo (I think there are 3 stops that #83 and #100 have in common in Eze bord de Mer).

Schedules for #82 (note the separate Sunday schedule for this route), and #83 are on this site: http://www.webstore.fr/eze/emotions/deplacement/ang/bus.htm #100 runs every 20 minutes.

You can get more detail from the bus line's website: http://www.lignedazur.com/ (the quickest link is to use the "Timetable" on the right side of the page ... you can enter the day, time, and change directions of the route.) The one confusing thing I find with this site is that it doesn't show stops in Monaco ... the list ends at Cap d'ail, but the buses do continue on into Monaco.

Susan, thanks so much for this information.

sabound
April 25th, 2010, 11:40 AM
I am slightly confused by the bus schedule. What is the name of the stop in Monaco? We are trying to get to eze on the 112

Hlitner
April 25th, 2010, 03:25 PM
I am slightly confused by the bus schedule. What is the name of the stop in Monaco? We are trying to get to eze on the 112

That is a good question since the bus 112 schedule does not even show it goes to Monte Carlo. This is just the French way of being difficult :) The closest stop to the Monte Carlo Port is actually the first stop on the schedule which is called Cap d'Ail-Salines. When you pull up the schedule for the bus 112 you will see a funny symbol in the 2nd column (next to the station name). If you click on that symbol you will get a map that shows you the exact location of the bus stop (you can zoom or shrink the map). There is usually a tourist office kiosk at the port and they can probably give you a current bus schedule and walking directions. When you get down to the train station you actually have two options. You could take the train if the schedule is right, or you can also grab the #100 bus that runs between Monte Carlo and Nice and also makes stops at both the Eze sur Mer train station and several places within Villafranche. Keep in mind that the buses are still a real bargain with a 1 Euro fare. We do not know if you can get a free transfer and use the 83 bus to the 100 bus, but this is something you might want to ask the bus driver since it would save you a Euro if you can use a transfer.

Hank

Susan-M
April 25th, 2010, 04:08 PM
I am slightly confused by the bus schedule. What is the name of the stop in Monaco? We are trying to get to eze on the 112

Just to add to Hank's comments, the bus stop is called La Cremaillere - the link below shows approximately where the bus stops (on a street above the casino, marked on the map with the red "A"). We took bus #112 from Eze, and got off there. Note that it's close to a TI (also shown on the map), so it might be helpful to stop and verify the exact location at the TI.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rue+Des+Iris,+monaco&sll=43.750298,7.412841&sspn=0.076385,0.105572&g=monaco&ie=UTF8&ll=43.740569,7.425009&spn=0.004775,0.006598&z=17

It would be helpful if the bus website showed the stops for the full route into Monaco, instead of only showing it to the border.

Hlitner
April 25th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Just to add to Hank's comments, the bus stop is called La Cremaillere - the link below shows approximately where the bus stops (on a street above the casino, marked on the map with the red "A"). We took bus #112 from Eze, and got off there. Note that it's close to a TI (also shown on the map), so it might be helpful to stop and verify the exact location at the TI.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rue+Des+Iris,+monaco&sll=43.750298,7.412841&sspn=0.076385,0.105572&g=monaco&ie=UTF8&ll=43.740569,7.425009&spn=0.004775,0.006598&z=17

It would be helpful if the bus website showed the stops for the full route into Monaco, instead of only showing it to the border.

That is really good info and better then my advice. We never did know how that bus weaved its way through Monte Carlo. When we want to go to anyplace other then Nice (easy on the bus or train) we prefer to rent a car which also allows us to stop in St Paul de Vence.

Hank