Bus from Nice to Eze

The perched village of Eze as seen from the hills

There are two buses from Nice to to Eze Village, the #82 Plateau de la Justice or the #602 Monaco Casino. Don’t be misled into taking the Bus #600 Monaco which looks like it passes Eze on its way to Monaco:  this bus goes to Eze-sur-mer… which is at the seaside! …unless of course, you want to hike up a steep mountain to get to the famous perched village!

To get to Eze Village from Nice, take the Bus #602 Monaco Casino or Bus #82 Plateau de la Justice, which alternate to leave about once an hour.

Where to Catch the Bus

Both buses, rather inconveniently, start from the Vauban bus station (tram stop Vauban) on the east side of town.  The easiest way is to just take tram line 1 to the Vauban stop then cross the shopping area and go through the tunnel under the train tracks to get to all the buses.   Once on the road, the bus makes a few other stops in town but none of them are really convenient, so this is really the best way to catch it.  The two buses alternate, and leave every hour right at the top of the hour, except for at lunchtime when instead of leaving at 1pm it leaves at 1:30pm. …but note that on Sundays and French holidays only the #82 runs, and on a very limited schedule.

To double check the bus timing, just use Google Maps which is much easier, in English, and has up to the minute real-time info.  Other apps with reliable real-time info include   Moovit (in 35 languages!), Transit AppZenbus, and others.

Ticket cost

You can use your Nice rechargeable bus card for 1.70€, and your trip is included in your Nice day-pass or week-pass.   Load up your rechargeable card ahead of time at any tram stop because if you buy a ticket from the driver it will cost 4€ a pop.  Also note that your bus/tram ticket gives you unlimited transfers in Nice for 74 minutes, so if you take the tramway to get to the bus stop for Eze, it will not cost extra.

Where to get off

The bus ride to the spectacular village of Eze will take around 30 minutes.   Push the red “stop requested” button when you see the perched village getting close.  The Fragonard perfumed soap tourist attraction is right at the entrance, but I recommend that you just head straight up into the village and start exploring.

  • Tip:  Wear flat walking shoes as the cobble stones are sometimes steep and have been worn slick from 1000 years of foot traffic!

For ideas on what to do in Eze, including what to see, what to skip, and some lunch options, check out my Day Trip to Eze page.

Getting back

You can catch either Bus #602 or Bus #82 which between them leave approximately once each hour for the 30-minute drive back down to Nice. Drop into the Eze tourist office when you arrive for printed bus schedules to make it easy.

Side trip to Monaco

If you time it right, from Eze you can also pop down to Monaco, just hop back on Bus #602 Monte Carlo and continue another 20 minutes in the same direction (leaving Eze at 11:30am, 2:30, 4:40 and 7pm Mon-Sat).  For this bus going into Monaco (as it is a different country), you will need to buy a 2.50€ ticket from the driver as you board.  The end of the line is the Casino in Monte Carlo, where you can explore and then get back to Nice on the Bus #600, which leaves every 15 minutes until 8pm, or come back by train even later.  Here are some ideas for a day trip to Monaco.

Side trip to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Or, time your descent  from Eze to coincide with Bus #83 Baie des Fourmis and visit beautiful Beaulieu, and then change to the Bus #15 to visit Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  Bus #83 leaves Eze at 11:50am, 1pm, 2:10pm, 3:25p, 5:55pm.

Back up to Main Bus PageEverything you need to know about taking the Bus in Nice

Photo Credit: Eze Village by Best of Nice

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