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Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

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Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

I have looked at the advice on the forum but remain confused (sorry). I hope that one of the experts for the area or people in the know can help me.

We are arriving at Terminal 2 in Nice at 16.15 on Wednesday 10 July.

We would prefer to travel by bus to our destination which is at the Residence L'Agrianthe off Boulevard Princess Grace De Monaco. We will only have easily manageable hand luggage. Bus numbers (or if train is best) and stop locations, fares and journey time would be really appreciated. Also the best stop to get off at and do we ring a bell or do they stop at all stops.

Secondly after we have unpacked we will need to buy some groceries. We are happy to get back on a bus or walk. Where is easiest and still be open late say 7 pm?

Thanks in advance you any information and apologies if it is already dealt with elsewhere.

Susan

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1. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

bus 98 from terminal 2 to stop segurane, get off bus and on either bus 100 or 81 to villefranche at same bus stop. revalidate the 6 Euro ticket you got on the 98 in the second bus

get off at saint Esteve

You need to ring a bell before you get to the stop

you want.

Stop before segurane is catherdal/vieille ville. Stop before saint esteve is escalier de verre

Edited: 29 May 2013, 17:46
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2. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

Thanks for that - much appreciated

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3. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

I go to Villefranche about every three weeks and always use the train, which is cheaper and usually much faster. From T2 you need to get the free bus which runs between the terminals and get off at stop Arenas. It is then a 5/10 min walk to Nice St Augustin station (map on the airport website) from where it is a 15 min, 2.60 euro, trip to Villefranche. Trains are not wholly reliable but almost always faster than the bus which can take up to two hours and can be very crowded. Nice is an astonishingly efficient airport, so you might even catch the 16.52 but there is another at 16.54 and then 17.17. The main disadvantage of the train is that it will be a 10/15 min walk with a considerable climb to L'Agrianthe, while the bus stop is close by.

We do our main grocery shopping at Super U which is beside the train station three minutes away in Beaulieu or 10 mins on the bus. There is a very small supermarket on the main road very close to your accommodation but selection is poor and prices very high.

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4. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

Thanks LondonBob - that is very useful.

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5. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

The bus including change will normally take about an hour and 15 mins.

The walk from the train station takes most people 20 mins plus since its up a steep hill and 1.5km shortest route

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6. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

Just to update this posting with our actual journey.

The easyjet flight from Stansted arrived about 5 minutes early at 16.10 and as we only had hand luggage by 16.25 we were at stop 5 waiting for the 16.30 98 bus which arrived a moment or so late. As advised we came out the exit in the direction of buses and crossed the road to the bus terminus. We bought our airport bus tickets (6 euro each) at the large bus information desk opposite the bus stops. We validated our ticket on boarding the bus in the little machine. It is easy to see the name of the stops as you travel along as each bus stop has its name clearly displayed so we knew when we about to reach our stop of Segurane . Nothing is ever quite perfect and when we got off it became clear the connecting bus 81 was not stopping at that stop. However an english speaking lady told me the 81 stop was temporarily moved 100 metres along the same road so we had only a short walk and wait for the 81 to come along. Once onboard we validated our airport ticket again as it is valid for 74 minutes. I showed the driver the name of the stop we wanted in Villefranche (Saint Esteve) and he indicated he would stop there. However again it was easy to see the stops and work out when to press the stop button as the names are on all the stops. So by 17.35 we were in Villefranche sur mer.

On supermarkets the Carrefour is at stop Maeterlinck which is very near the store. The store was good with all you would need for self catering. The nearby Petite Casino in Villefranche is a little more expensive and it just depends how much you need whether it is worth the bus fares. We also went to the Super U in Beaulieu sur mer getting off at the Marinoni stop and walking past the station to the store. Today the store was heaving and we waited 15 minutes or more to go through the tills. However they had figs, which carrefour did not, but did not have cherry tomatoes which carrefour did. They both do the La Villageoise 1.5 litre bottles of wine at under 3 euros a bottle which suits us perfectly for lunch. Super U also have a range of home type things and some beachwear, trunks, bikinis, flip flops etc at cheap prices for the area. All the supermarkets take credit cards.

In Villefranche sur mer near the Octroi bus stop there is a market on a Wednesday and Saturday morning where we found figs at 5.90 kilo (9.90 in Super U), there are stalls selling fruit , veg, sausage etc.

Thanks for all the help here it was invaluable. The bus timetables and stops are all at www.lignesdazur.com and they have pages in english (for those of us who did not properly concentrate at school when French was being taught!)

7. Re: Bus/Train from Nice (T2) to L'Agrianthe Villefranche-surMer

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