Bus #200 to Antibes and Cannes may be a bargain at just 1,50€, but between the 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.
Bus #200 leaves from the rue Verdun/Albert 1ere bus stop, which is between the Meridian Hotel and the start of the Promenade du Paillon gardens. The bus 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 costs 1.50€ and you can buy your ticket from the driver as you board, but note that if you are using a Nice day pass/week pass/or ten-trip card, they will only be accepted on this bus for destinations up to Cagnes-sur-mer; if you are going farther you will have to buy a new ticket.
You can also go to the Ligne d’Azur boutique ahead of time (across from the Promenade du Paillon just off Place Garibaldi, or across from the Train Station) and buy a Ticket Azur for 1.50€, which is good from Monaco to Cannes and far inland, and works for one transfer within 2 1/2 hours. This is worth the trouble only if you plan to take the Nice tramway or another bus before going to Cannes, and will save you buying two tickets when you could just by one Ticket Azur.
The bus 200 stops running its regular route at around 8:30pm, so after that it’s best to take the train (but note that the last one leaves at just after 11pm). The exception is Thursday/Friday/Saturday when there is a special 200 Night Bus leaving from the Cannes bus station in the Port at 10pm, 11:30pm, 1:00am and 2:30am. Even then this night bus will only take you as far as the Nice Airport, except for the final run at 2:30am, which is authorized to drop you off at Place Massena if you ask.
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