Saturday, 14 February 2009

Getting from Nice to Cannes / Cannes to Nice

VMworld Europe 2009 is only 1 week away, woohoo! I'm certainly getting pretty excited about it, so I thought I'd post up some info for anyone who is getting into Nice outside of the VMware provided bus times and travelling on their own dime or on restricted company dime (times are tough, I suspect most of us are lucky to be going at all).

The buses services around the Cote d'Azur are great - I've taken them a few times during various jaunts to the area and been amazed at what you get for a basic 1€ ticket. From Nice Airport, you have 2 options for buses - the 1€ Cannes RN7 (bus number 200, around 90mins journey time along the coast) or the ~15€ "Aeroport Express" (bus number 210, around 50mins journey time via the highway).

Here is a link to the timetable, route and departure location info for all buses departing from Nice Aeroport (might be worth saving the Bus 200 and Bus 210 pdf's to your phone / laptop / ipod). Below is a screeny from the Nice Aeroport website with some basic info on the Bus services to Cannes.

UPDATE Hit the comments for direct links to the Bus 200 timetable and route info PDF. Thanks Anonymous, and sorry to hear you won't be there.


Christoph said...

I thought there is a bus service for the VMworld?! Wasn't there one last year?


Anonymous said...

Here are the direct links to the bus 200 detailed timetable and route for both Nice>Cannes and Cannes>Nice (search for Nice AĆ©roport).

A vmware admin who lives in Nice and who can't attend the VMworld Europe 2009

vinternals said...

@anon - thx very much, and I'm sorry to hear that you can't attend :(

@Christoph - yes there are free buses, however they don't start until midday on Monday. I've heard a few ppl are either getting in on Sunday or early Monday morning (like I am :)

Anonymous said...

If you arrive monday evening there is a shuttle service (bus) by VMware from Nice airport to most of the hotels in Cannes. Shuttle service may be available at sunday and tuesday also, you can check this from

vinternals said...

Oh yeh, the shuttle bus times are here - didn't realise they were running on Sunday, but there aren't any on Tuesday (I'm sure they had Tuesday ones last year). I get in early Monday morning and need to be in Cannes by midday, so public transport it will be for me!