Local Bus Provence, Public Bus Service In The South of France
The Medieval city of Avignon is two and a half hours away from Paris by the high speed TGV train.
Avignon has extensive local bus service to much of Provence along the Rhone.
If you decide to travel by rental car rather than bus, Rental cars are available at the Avignon TGV train station.
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Wheels will give you more freedom than the bus service to visit the heart of lavender country in the hills of Provence.
Provence Bus Service by Public Bus In The South of France is extensive and run by many small bus companies based in the larger cities of Provence.
Bus service based in Arles covers the region from Arles to Marseilles The small local bus line makes it possible to visit St. Remy, Fontville, Les Baux, Salon de Provence, Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles on buses that make a five hour round trip.
Buses leave Arles for round trips to Marseilles on the hour approximately from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday. They stop at many small towns and larger cities on the way. From Arles to Marseilles takes two and a half hours
Avignon, as one of the main cities in Provence, is a center of small, local bus activity. Many lines leave Avignon and go in all directions.
A line runs east of Avignon and covers Provence Villages near Apt and Saignon, east of Gordes and connects as far south as St Tropez and Marseilles.
Another line leaves Avignon and runs north to Montelimar and Carpentras.
Buses from Avignon reach Cateaunneuf du Pape to the north and Arles to the southwest
Provence, near Gordes a lavender museum displays antique distilling equipments
Buses based on the Mediterranean coast serve the area of Grasse, Vence and Nice. Service is available all along the coast from Marseilles to St Tropez and further east.
Nearly all of Provence is covered by local bus service running six days a week. Some of the lines run five days during school weeks only, others run seven days.
The larger cities such as Nimes, Arles, Avignon, St Remy Aix-en-Provence, Nice and Marseille have frequent service,. This service extends to the smaller towns along the route. In some cases you can ask to be dropped at a certain village along the way that is not a scheduled stop.
The Camargue is the exception, it has little bus service. Buses from Nimes and Arles reach St Maries de la Mer in the Camargue. Buses from Aigues Mortes also serve St. Maries de la Mer. Buses from Nimes run south to Montpellier.
From Aix-en-Provence, bus service reaches north to Orange and south to Marseilles. Buses run west to Arles and east to Nice.
Provence buses are small local buses making many stops in most cases.
Provence Bus Service Information
Local bus service in Provence is provided by public buses between the large cities like Arles, Marseilles, Aix, and Avignon. Service is extensive as provided by many small bus companies that connect the larger cities to the towns of Provence.
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