European Vacation – September 25/19 – Ligne d’Azur, Bus #100 – Nice to Menton, France – Mass Transit with a View

Before I get into any posts regarding our visits to Monaco and Menton, I just have to commend the bus transportation system provided by Lignes d’Azur. For the meager sum of $2.19 CAD (1.5 Euro), you can go all the way from Nice to Menton, a distance of 29.2 km, with 61 stops, taking 73 minutes. In Edmonton, you get to pay $3.50 CD (2.4 Euro) to go as little as just one stop.

And, the views from some of the bus stops can best be described as breathtaking. The bus runs along the Bas (lower) and Moyen (middle) Corniche on the Cote d’Azur.

On this date, we took the bus from Lympia Port in Nice to the stop near the Monaco palace before we got off. Cost for this leg was 1.5 Euro and we got to sit down (bonus).

After our tour of Monaco, we caught the 100 again near the Monte Carlo Casino. This time, however, it was standing room only, so photos were difficult. We got off at Gare Routiere, the terminus station in Menton.

Our total cost to get from Nice to Menton was 3 Euro, because we split the trip. On the way back. we got on at Gare Routiere, Menton. The bus was empty, so no problems getting seats. We got the whole ride for 1.5 Euro and did not have to worry about driving in rush hour traffic congestion as we went back through Monaco. As the Greyhound bus commercial always said…”Leave the Driving to Us”.

6 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 25/19 – Ligne d’Azur, Bus #100 – Nice to Menton, France – Mass Transit with a View

  1. Local transportation between the towns and villages in south of France, Monaco including, was a great surprise. We couldn’t believe how efficient and affordable public transport was! Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva

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    1. It was mostly perfect, but a few things would have helped: 1) a better map showing where to catch which bus to where 2) notice of transit strike action – we got caught on one strike and an Uber driver told us he would take us where we wanted to go for 45 Euro…er, nope 3) if tourists were more sensitive to proper transit etiquette – let mom’s with young kids, the elderly and disabled sit down, instead of the young folk flippin’ through their devices. I ended up giving up my seat a couple of times and I was not much younger than the person I gave my seat to. I guess this last problem is the same everywhere in the world. But, for the most part, the buses were fantastic. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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  2. Hello. I have a little question for you. During the reading this article I notied very first photos and spectacular interior of the bus with orange and yellow seats. I would like to try those buses. Could you please tell me what type of bus (manufacturer) is it or at least the line you took this bus? Am I right if I think that this bus you took between Nice and Menton?

    Thank you and best regards,
    Tomáš. 🙂

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