This post is in reference to my earlier post on Exploring Eze. This post will explain transportation details. If you are looking for more information on what to do in Eze, check out the Exploring Eze post.
Getting to Eze is very tricky. (I didn’t plan my day correctly and ended up spending most of it waiting for buses!) Also the buses in France are sometimes early or late so make sure you show up before the scheduled time. I ended up seeing my bus drive away from the bus stop even though I was arriving to my stop early. You want your day to as stress-free as possible! Taxis to Eze Village are extremely expensive so that might not be the best back up plan.
There are two bus options to get to Eze from Nice:
- Bus 82: The direct bus. This bus doesn’t leave very often, so make sure you check the timetable! It starts in Nice at Vauban. Get off at Eze Village. (Half an hour ride.) The timetable for bus 82 can be found here
- Bus 100 to bus 83: Bus 100 leaves from Le Port. This bus is very busy so be prepared! (For best views, sit on the right side of the bus.) Switch to bus 83 at Gare de Eze. (Important note: Eze Village is your final destination, not Eze – there is a difference!) Bus 83 does not leave often so make sure you plan in advance for which time to take bus 100. I got stuck for an hour at the Eze bus stop – along with a few other tourists. The timetable for bus 100 can be found here. The timetable for bus 83 can be found here.
**Make sure you know when the bus is leaving Eze so you can plan out how long to stay in Eze.**
Once you arrive, walk up the hill to find the garden and enclosed city. (Follow the signs to Chateau Eze.) Eze is on the way to Monaco so it can easily be combined with Monaco for an exciting day trip! For Monaco, take the 112 bus from Eze Village towards Monaco. You can also take the 83 bus back down to Gare de Eze and switch back to the 100 bus towards Monaco/Menton.
- For bus routes and stops check out the very helpful French transportation website: http://www.lignesdazur.com/index.asp
- For transportation in the greater Riviera area: https://www.departement06.fr/vous-deplacer-en-bus/lignes-et-horaires-3029.html
- Also, you can download the app to your phone to check on routes/stops. This was a very helpful tool to me! Search for Lignes d’Azur on the app store.
For more information about the Jardin Exotique d’Eze: