Getting Around, St. Tropez Travel, Transport and Car Rental
(St. Tropez, Provence-Alpes Cote d'Azur, France)
So many people choose to visit Saint Tropez each year, and the resort has gained tremendous popularity, not only because of its spectacular beaches, but because it is simple to travel here by a range of different transportation. Public bus transport regularly travels between Saint Tropez and both the neighbouring towns and airports, where several train stations are also conveniently located close to the town.
If you are looking to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life during your holiday in Saint Tropez, then you may wish to hire a bicycle when you arrive and travel along the cycle trail to Sainte Maxime, using pedal power. Alternatively, you can ditch the public transport and spend an entire day walking along the breathtaking coastal pathway towards the Portalet Tower.
Airports / Arriving by Air
Conveniently close to a number of different airports, Saint Tropez is easy to reach by air. La Môle Airport is the closest air facility to Saint Tropez and although this is relatively small in size, it does link a number of large European cities, Basel
, and nearby Nice
, on the French Riviera. Both Toulon Hyères Airport and Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
are also relatively close and connect international destinations such as Amsterdam
/ St. Petersburg
) and also Stockholm
), amongst other notable cities. Airports near to Saint Tropez include:
Nice Côte d'Azur International Airports Guide
Marseille Provence Airport Guide
- La Môle Airport (LTT) - La Môle, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (18 km / 11 miles west)
- Toulon Hyères Airport (TLN) - Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur (52 km / 32 miles west)
- Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE) - Nices, Alpes-Maritimes (64 km / 40 miles north-east)
- Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) - Marignane, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (150 km / 93 miles west)
Many visitors flying into France choose to hire a car when they arrive at the airport. Saint Tropez is easy to reach by using car transport, although during the high season, if you are planning to simply visit for a day or two, you should plan your route carefully to reduce the possibility of a long traffic jam. In general, the most trouble free way to travel into Saint Tropez is along the Provencale Autoroute (A8), leaving at the Le Muy junction, which is marked 'Exit 35'. Head on the D558 until you reach the Port Grimaud, where you can park your car and travel to Saint Tropez via a scenic shuttle boat, a service that runs between April and October. Other roads close by include the GR51, which is known as the Balcony of the Cote d'Azur, and the GR51, a scenic route leading towards the Maures Hills (north) and the peninsula near to Gassin (south).
Buses and Coaches
If you are staying in Saint Tropez without a car and wish to get around, then local bus transport is really your best option, particularly if you wish to head out of town. During the high summer season, buses travel to and from a variety of nearby towns, such as Fréjus, Gassin, Hyères, Les Selettes, Les Tournels, Ramatuelle, Saint Raphael, Sainte Maxime and Toulon, running around seven or eight times each day.
Although there is no train transport available in St. Tropez, a number of railway stations are located close by, in the towns of both Toulon and Saint Raphael. These stations allow you to travel all over France with ease and can be reached by using reliable bus transport, which operates throughout the day at regular intervals.
Boats and Ferries
Being such a well known and popular beach resort, it will come as no surprise that ferry transport links Saint Tropez to a number of neighbouring coastal towns.
Operated by Les Bateaux Verts, you are able to travel by ferry to Sainte Maxime, which is located just across the bay, and are assured of a very scenic and enjoyable journey.