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Getting around

the destination
Transport: how do I get around the Menton, Riviera & Merveilles destination?

The Menton, Riviera & Merveilles destination is a sprawling area with a variety of unique landscapes! So how do you get around and experience all it in all its glory?

Luckily there are several options for getting around the Menton, Riviera & Merveilles area: bus, train, bike, taxi etc.

Roya Valley Access

As you probably know, Storm Alex hit our area hard on 2nd October in 2020. Please note that access to some Roya Valley towns and villages has been seriously affected. To ensure you have a great time, whether at mid or high altitude, we strongly recommend contacting the Tende Tourist Information service prior to your visit: +33 4 83 93 98 82 or tende-tourisme@menton-riviera-merveilles.fr.
Some useful links about footpath access:

Thank you for your attention and we hope you enjoy your time with us.

Bus

a regional intercity network

Hop on the Zestbus in Menton to explore the French Riviera’s villages!

All vehicles are fitted with GPS. Every bus stop has a pink sign with a QR Code to scan to see when the next bus is coming in real-time.

You can also download the l’application « Bus On Time » app to get live updates.

The Moovit transport app helps you travel with peace of mind using the Zestbus network of public transport.

Real-time traffic information subscribers receive a text message in the event of issues during agency opening times (from 7.30am)..

Information: +33 4 93 35 93 60

Lignes d’Azur bus services put other areas within easy reach! The Noctam’bus night service is available at weekends.

Information: +33 8 1006 1006

> Lignes d’Azur: Covid-19 – Post-lockdown information

Further information from the Bus Station: +33 4 93 35 93 60

La Navette

A 100% electric bus to get around Menton

The French Riviera Community and Zest network have launched La Navette, a silent 100% electric bus with no CO2 emissions for an eco-friendly way to get around Menton town centre. The green La Navette bus has twenty seats and its battery lasts almost 200km. The daily service takes you from the train station to the market via the Biovès Gardens, seaside and Bastion. A non-stop service every 20 mins from 9am-6pm. And you don’t need to buy a pass as the shuttle bus is totally free.

Train

Menton, Riviera & Merveilles is home to several train stations with TER, TGV and LGV train services.

You can visit further afield from these stations!

Ticket office opening times:

  • Menton Garavan: Wednesday 8am-12pm & 2pm-5pm
  • Menton: Monday-Saturday 9.10am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm
  • Carnoles: Monday, Thursday and Friday 8am-12.30pm & 2.05pm-4.10pm
  • Sospel: Tuesday and Thursday 7am-12pm
  • Breil sur Roya: daily 5.45am-12.35pm & 1.35pm-8.40pm

Tel: +33 800 11 40 23 (freephone) 7am-9.30pm daily
SNCF app : Assistant SNCF

Isabelle Family Pass: 35€ pass, 1 day travel for 4 people (2 adults and 2 under 16s), available all year. Unlimited travel on any TER regional train in the Côte d’Azur.

> SNCF: Coronavirus situation

Tourist trains

see another side to our gems

The region’s tourist trains are a greener way to travel and explore the French Riviera’s gems.

Hop on board the Train of Wonders in Nice to visit the Roya Valley in summer. The Train of Wonders service starts at 9.17am on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from May 1st to 31st, daily from June 1st to September 27th and on Saturdays and Sundays from October 3rd to November 1st.

The Snow Train takes you from Nice to Casterino ski resort in winter. From January to March you can hop on board the Train of Wonders before catching the shuttle bus to Casterino ski resort (Tickets: 15€ for adults and 6.50€ for children aged 4-12).

A tourist train regularly runs through Menton to introduce you to the Pearl of France’s secrets.

> SNCF: Coronavirus situation

Alternative transport

If you’re feeling adventurous or sporty then you can hire greener transport options such as:

  • Bikes,
  • E-bikes,
  • Segways,
  • Monocycle,
  • Electric skateboards
  • etc.

Parking

public charging stations

The French Riviera Community has established a public network of charging stations for electric vehicles. It’s a sustainable solution for everyday use that helps protect air quality and combat climate change.

The stations are available 24/7. They’re easy to use with a fob or smartphone app.
Fast and free charging.
Telephone: +33 8 05 02 14 80
https://alizecharge.com/fr/

A destination

for everyone

Menton Tourist Information’s range of disabled facilities and services has seen it awarded the “Tourisme et Handicap” label making Menton a town for everyone:

  • Menton Tourist Information on 8 avenue Boyer, 06500 Menton has a disabled parking space just 3m from the entrance and flat flooring making it suitable for disabled visitors;
  • Traffic lights in Menton have a sound system;
  • The seaside has disabled access: it’s lovely to visit;
  • All the French Riviera buses are disabled-friendly;
  • Please call 36 35 for assistance if you’re travelling by train.
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