Bus #200 to Antibes and Cannes may a bargain at 1 euro, but between traffic and all the stops along the route, the trip takes 2 to 3 times as long as the train. Especially if you’re going from Nice to Cannes, I recommend spending a couple of extra euros to take the train and saving a lot of time.
Route: Bus #200 leaves from the main bus hub off Place Massena (bottom center of map), and then goes down the Promenade des Anglais, passing by the Cap 3000 Shopping Center, Saint Laurent du Var, Cagnes-sur-mer, Villeneuve Loubet, Antibes, Vallauris, Golfe Juan/Juan les Pins, and finally Cannes, finishing at the Port.
The Ticket Azur: Some destinations outside of Nice are on a different ticket system. This only affects you if you are using a day/week/or ten-day card, or, say, you want to take the tramway and then transfer onto the Monaco bus. If you are going to Monaco, Menton, Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, or Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the driver won’t let you use your Ligne d’Azur ticket and will make you pay another euro! The way around this is to go to the Ligne d’Azur boutique ahead of time (at Place Massena or across from the Train Station) and buy a couple of Ticket Azur’s for 1 euro, which is good from Monaco to Cannes and far inland, and works for one transfer within 2 1/2 hours, with the added advantage of working on the local Antibes, Cannes and Grasse buses.
Getting back: The bus 200 stops running at around 8pm, so after that you have to take the train (last one leaves at midnight), but late night there is a late-night network called the nocTAMbus that will bring you back to Nice, even in the wee hours.
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