Ten Minutes from Nice and Monaco
The stretch of land between Nice and Monaco captures one breathtaking sight after another. Eze has the happy situation of being only about 10 minutes from either Nice or Monaco (when traffic is cooperating). Transportation by bus is available on a regular schedule from each town; check the website (www.eze-reviera.com) timetables, days of service, and fares. Regular train service from either town is also available and arrives at the station on the lower corniche. Check the same website for timetables, days of service and fares. Both types of transportation seem to have more frequent service during the summer months.
If arriving by tour bus or car, there is a decent size parking lot by the Tourist Information Office located near the Avenue Jardin Exotic & Moyenne Corniche.
In the accompanying photo, see that from the bus parking lot the castle ruins and church tower can be seen on Mt. Bastide. Although there were many buses offloading tourists, the village did not feel crowded to me.
From Nice, hop on the bus that takes the Moyenne Corniche to Eze, and continues on to Beausoleil. Buses run about every two hours from the Gare Routiere and drop you off in the Place Charles de Gaulle.
From Eze, you can either return to Nice in about 25 minutes or move on the Monaco, another 15 minutes.
Fare from Nice: approx. $3.00
Getting by train
Êze train station is located at the lower corniche (coast road).
Total travel time (from Nice main train station): around 15 minutes.
No need to buy train tickets in advance.
Full Fare: 2,10 Euros
For its timetable, check the web site below:
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Bus To Eze Village
Getting to Eze Village from Nice is very easy. The best way to get to the village is to take bus 112 or 82 from Gare Routiere Bus Station to Eze village. These buses usually leave from platform 20 and the cost is €1. The Bus takes the scenic coastal route up to the village of Eze.
During the week you can also catch bus 112 again from Eze Village and onto Monaco. Note that bus 112 does not run on Sundays and so to carry on towards Monaco you would have to walk down the hill to the newer Eze Town (about 45 minutes walk) and catch the train onto Monaco from here.
If you get the train to Eze note that the train only serves Eze Town and to get to Eze Village involves an uphill hike of around 1 hour.
Bus 82 Timetable: Nice - Eze Village
Bus 112 Timetable: Nice - Eze Village
Sunday Bus to Eze Village
On Sundays and Holidays the bus schedule for Nice to Eze Village differs from all other days. Bus 112 does not run on Sundays, which is the bus that continues on towards Monaco. This rules out the option of taking in Eze Village and Monaco on the one trip (unless you plan to walk the 45 minutes to Eze Town train or bus station at the foot of the hill from where you can catch a train or different bus on to Monaco.)
You can still reach Eze Village easily on a Sunday by taking bus 82 from platform 20 at the Gare Routiere Bus Station.
Bus 82 Sunday Timetable: Nice to Eze Village
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Getting to Eze
Eze village sits beside the very busy Moyenne Corniche (RN7), the main road (along with the Basse Corniche and Grande Corniche) between Nice and Monaco-Menton. The Moyenne Corniche is usually very crowded, and in the summer extremely crowded, so plan an early start. The train goes to Eze-sur-Mer as opposed to the Eze Village. To get from Eze-sur-Mer to the village you must take the Chemin de la Mer footpath which is long and steep.
From Nice to Eze
From Nice take bus No 100 (from Gare Routiere) and you will be stopped at Gare SNCF Eze. Then you take bus 83 to the top of the village
If manage to catch the No 82 in Nice it will take you all the way up to the village without needing to change bus.
Bus services to Eze and Nice
The principal access to Eze Village, which sits on top of its own hill hundreds of feet above sea level, is the not terribly frequent bus route 82 from Nice bus station or the even less frequent 112 from Nice Bus Station to Beausoliel above Monaco.
When cruiseboats are in Villefranche, they will be running dozens of excusion coaches to Eze, and similarly to Monaco and Nice. The cost of organised excursions tempt some people to "do it yourself" on public transport. It is certainly possible, but be aware there are large gaps in the bus timetables, and cruiseboat visitors "squeezing " in a visit to Eze Village would be well advised to study these before attempting it.
Taxis are as expensive solution as the organised tour coach but give you much more flexibility and may make sense for four sharing.
Another possible but time-consuming option is to get to Eze bord de Mer from Villefranche by the Nice - Menton 100 bus, or a couple of stops by train from Villefranche SNCF, and from there wait for the 83 from Eze bord de Mer rail station up to Eze Village. None of the buses are especially frequent. A TA poster recently asked where to get the "Eze Shuttle" which gave me a good laugh.
A final option is to walk the Neitschze stony path up or preferably down (45-60 minutes) between the perched village down the mountain side to Eze bord de Mer and then pick up the 100 bus at the coastal road. It is a very challenging walk even for the fairly fit.
Is Eze Village worth it? On a fine day, most definitely. Its a great little village, lots of tourist interest, perfume factory outlets, souveniers, snack and restaurant options, and a brilliant view from the tropical garden (entrance charges) up and down the coast. That's why everyone does it. If it's low grey cloud or raining, consider alternatives - Monaco has plenty to see and do even in the rain. If its in between the two, its still worth seeing.
Lots of walking in Eze
Getting to Eze will require transportaion, but once you reach the medievil town it is all explored the ancient way.. by foot!
The streets are narrow even to walk through, especially when crowded by many tourists.. either way I have to say it is worth it!!
- Hiking and Walking
Bus from NICE to ÊZE (seaside)
If you want to come to Êze beaches, take Bus number 100 and get off at the Cap Roux bus stop.
Bus Itinerary and schedule FROM Nice:
Bus Itinerary and schedule TO Nice:
After walking to the center of Villefranche, we took the local bus. You can either take the 112, 83, or 82 and it'll drop you off at the entrance of Eze. Once you get to the entrance it's a short walk to the village itself. It wasn't a difficult walk, but as I remember, I don't think it's wheelchair or stroller friendly. When you're all done walking around the village the same bus will bring you back down the mountain. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, take the hiking path down and catch the bus on the main road at the bottom of the trail.
Eze is right along the D2564 (middle Corniche)
The medieval village on the rocks: Eze, can be easily reached by taking the "middel Corniche (coastal road) between Nice and Monaco. Roadnumber is D2564, but Eze itself is also good to find through road signs.
Bus to Monaco
Bus 112 goes (coming from Nice) only 6 times a day (7.30 9.30, 11.30 14.30, 16.30 and 19) in weekdays to Monaco (Roqueville), none in sundays and holidays, € 1.
Bus 82 goes about every hour to Nice, 30 minutes, € 1 (Nice city tarif including 70 minutes of bus or tram in Nice, or € 4 unlimited bus and tram for 1 day in Nice including the airport bus)
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