Ferry from Nice to Saint Tropez

Nice, France
Nice

Taking a ferry from Nice to Saint Tropez is a great way to travel from the capital of the French Riviera to the famous city on the coast when you are visiting France’s Cote d’Azur.

Ferries to Saint Tropez harbor run throughout the summer months (if you are visiting at another time of year, click here to see other options). Services depart from the port in the eastern part of Nice. They are run by a company called Trans Cote d’Azur, which offers regular services during the season.

The ferry from Nice to Saint Tropez takes 2 hours and 30 minutes one-way. As you travel, make sure to take in the views of the coast when you pass by famous towns and cities like Antibes, Cannes, and Saint Raphael.

Ferries on this route normally run several days a week between late May and late September. Trans Cote d’Azur offers a morning departure to Saint Tropez and an afternoon service back, so visitors can take a day trip from Nice to Saint Tropez if they don’t want to stay overnight. The timing of the ships allows passengers around five hours to explore Saint Tropez.

Tickets for the ferry from Nice to Saint Tropez cost 61 euros round-trip for adults and 46 euros round-trip for children between the ages of 4 and 10. Children under 4 years of age travel for free on this route.

Day Trip from Nice to Saint Tropez

Art in Nice
Nice

Taking a day trip from Nice to Saint Tropez is a great way to spend a day out on the Cote d’Azur when you are visiting France. Saint Tropez is easily accessible from Nice by many modes of transportation, and the town offers enough to see and do for visitors to spend a day there.

While the town and its surroundings are best known for their beaches, you don’t have to be a sun worshipper to enjoy Saint Tropez. You can also find great shopping, museums with rotating art exhibitions, cinema, opera, restaurants, spas, history, and more.

Additionally, there are festivals that take place throughout the year, including the famous Harley festival, the Bravades, the Ailes de Saint Tropez, the Porsche car meeting, and the Voiles de Saint Tropez. Going to the festivals on a day trip from Nice can save you the hassle of booking pricey accommodation and fighting crowds at restaurants and bars in the evening.

Getting to Saint Tropez from Nice is easy. If you have a car, you can drive there, but beware that traffic can be heavy in the high season. A good alternative is to take a ferry from Nice’s port. In the summer, ferry schedules are timed so that you can easily take a day trip from Nice to Saint Tropez.

Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi to get to Saint Tropez, or you can take a train to Saint Raphael and then a bus or ferry the rest of the way. You can see a list of all of your options here, and determine which one is best for you.

How to Get from Nice to Saint Tropez

Building in Nice
Nice

To get from Nice to Saint Tropez, you have a few different options. Some are available all year, while others operate seasonally. They vary by price and journey time, so you can choose which option is best for you based on when you will be visiting France and whether you value money or time more.

Below is a list of ways to get to Saint Tropez:

Trains from Nice to Saint Tropez
There are no direct trains from Nice to Saint Tropez, but you can travel as far as Saint Raphael by rail and continue your journey by bus, taxi, or rental car. You can learn more about this option here.

Ferry from Nice to Saint Tropez
You can take a ferry to Saint Tropez harbor in the summertime. Services are run from the port in Nice by Trans Cote d’Azur, and the trip takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. The journey offers great views as the ship travels along the French Riviera.

Ferries usually run several days a week from late May until the end of September every year. There is a morning departure to Saint Tropez and an afternoon departure back, so you can easily take a day trip from Nice to Saint Tropez. More information can be found here.

Bus from Nice to Saint Tropez
Regular buses run from Nice Airport (NCE) to Saint Raphael. They are operated by Varlib. There are up to four departures a day in the high season. When you arrive in Saint Raphael, you can take another Varlib bus to Saint Tropez. The journey takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, not including the layover.

Driving from Nice to Saint Tropez
You can rent a car in Nice and drive to Saint Tropez if you want to have more freedom and flexibility in how and when you travel. The city is around 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Nice and the trip takes roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. Here is an interactive map to help you plan your route. Note that in the summer traffic can be heavy, so leave yourself some extra time to get there.

Taxi from Nice to Saint Tropez
If you have a big budget and want a convenient way to travel, taking a taxi to Saint Tropez is an option. Taxis are run by a number of different companies, and you can pre-book to get the best fares. Departures usually take place from the city center or the airport. A taxi from Nice to Saint Tropez costs around 250 to 300 euros one-way for up to three or four people. Most taxis also have a luggage limit, so make sure to check before you travel.