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Nice airport to Le Lavandou

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Nice airport to Le Lavandou

We are travelling to Le Lavandou from Nice airport in October and we wouldloike to know what is the easiest way to do this and how long it will take. We will also need to return to nice airport a week later. We are open to any suggestions/advice.

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1. Re: Nice airport to Le Lavandou

Have you considered renting a car and taking the autoroute?

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2. Re: Nice airport to Le Lavandou

catullus is right, altho even the A8 autoroute will bring you only about half way It is a very long way - I know it's no consolation - the nearest airport ( Ryanair use it) is Toulon, really at Hyeres not far from Le Lavandon. There is no train service to Le Lavandou. By public transport you would be looking at train Nice to St Raphael and then a couple of buses to Le Lavandou. Alternatively perhaps train Nice to Toulon, change train for Hyeres and then bus or taxi to Le Lavandou. Either way it wouldnt by less than 3 hours with transfers.

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Thanks catullus and W.B.Loud-Glad,we would prefer to avoid car rental as we will be walking for the week. Loved the suggestion for Toulon (Hyeres) but we fly from Dublin and there is not a flight to Toulon. I will follow up the suggestion of trains from Nice. Thanks for the ideas.

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You say you will be walking the rest of the week does this mean you will be just based in Le Lavandou? Just checking as public transport is very limited.

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5. Re: Nice airport to Le Lavandou

I think the Nice/Toulon /Hyeres option is best. If you go to the SNCF rail site you will see there are trains between Nice and Toulon (including TGV) almost every hour. Hyeres is only another 15 /20 mins by train from Toulon. There is at least one train from Nice that allows you to get to Hyeres in 2hrs 7 minutes altho most will mean 3 to 4 hours total journey time.

You don't have to go into Nice to get the train. If you walk from Nice airport to Nice St Augustin station it takes 20 minutes. The local trains that stop here won't go to Toulon but you can go to Antibes or Cannes and change on to the faster train there.

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FYI, you don't need to go from Toulon to Hyeres on train to take the bus to Le Lavandou. Easier and cheaper for you will be to take the bus 7801 or 8814 directly from the Gare Routiere in Toulon, which is situated right by the train station. If you go to Hyeres by train you will pay extra money for a train ride and in Hyeres you anyway will be obliged to take the same buses. What is more in Hyeres the bus station is a long way from the train station, on foot it will take you at least 15-20 minutes to walk there.

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Thanks JBart, we will be based just outside Le Lavandou and transport will at that stage be organised. W.B.Loud-Glad thanks for the info re St Augustin, I was wondering about that. Darth_Feanor thanks for info on Toulon which will be a help also.

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8. Re: Nice airport to Le Lavandou

We've got to do the same in sept.2012 & want to avoid car hire if possible. what did you find was the best/quickest/cheapest way to get from Nice airport to Le Lavandou please.? ls there a train half way say, then a bus from eg Frejus or Cogolin?

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9. Re: Nice airport to Le Lavandou

Unfortunately for you our plans changed and we went walking to Competa in Spain instead so I can't be of any help to you.

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