Since joining the Macron law on the liberalization of the bus services, residents and visitors of the French Riviera can choose an inexpensive inte-city bus journeys from and to the main cities of the region and whole France. 

Simply good price

There are seven direct bus links from Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport within the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and Liguria. Two-and-a-half-hour bus trip from Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, to the Saint-Charles bus station in the centre of Marseille is as cheap as a €1. Yes, this is a 191 kilometres trip, and yes, its only for one euro.

France adopted Macron law

About a half of the year French legislator was preparing for the liberalization of the long-distance travel business in Country. Finally, in the January of 2016 Macron law becomes effective, giving travellers more opportunities to choose the carrier and get a better price.

Most visible change – prices

In 2013, the PACA region’s main bus operator “Lignes Express Régionales” (LER) for the trip from Nice to Marseille asked for €81.

In 2016, the FlixBus came to the market offering the same trip for a symbolic one euro. Of course, you probably can’t expect that such price will be for all the time, but the price of LER has already dropped to €32,40.

FlixBus, Paris, France

FlixBus bus lines available from the cities of the French Riviera, Liguria and Provence

These rates are valid by 1/02/2016. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

From Nice

Aix-en-Provence – from €1
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes – from €1
Mâcon, Burgundy – from €1
Marseille – from €1
Paray-Le-Monial, Burgundy – from €1
Valence, Rhône-Alpes – from €1
Turin, Piedmont, Italy – from €9

From Cannes

Aix-en-Provence – from €1
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes – from €1
Mâcon, Burgundy – from €1
Paray-Le-Monial, Burgundy – from €1
Valence, Rhône-Alpes – from €1

From Toulon

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon – from €9
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées – from €17

From Hyères

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon – from €11
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées – from €17

From Marseille

Béziers – from €9
Bordeaux – from €1
Grenoble – from €15
Nice – from €1
Bordeaux – from €1
Montpellier – from €9
Chambéry – from €17
Annecy – from €19
Turin – from €9
Geneva – from €19
Nice – from €1
Nîmes – from €7
Toulouse – from €15

From Genoa (Genova)

Florence – from €9
Grosseto – from €9
Livorno – from €7
Milan – from €5
Naples – from €25
Piacenza – from €7
Pisa – from €7
Rome – from €15
Turin – from €9
Venice – from €15
Verona – from €11

The Macron law

The law for the growth, and equal economic chances. It serves only one interest: the general interest.

Since the promulgation of the law on 06 August 2016, over 1,000 jobs were created in the bus industry in France. Today, 146 cities and airports are served by over 600 buses, providing daily connections with France and neighbouring countries.

More info on gouvernement.fr.

FlixBus
FlixBus is a young mobility provider and offers daily intercity bus service all over Europe. Launched in 2013 after the deregulation of the German mobility market, FlixBus aimed to establish a new means of transport as “reliable and green alternative” to Carpooling and the German railway Deutsche Bahn. After the merger with the competing startup MeinFernbus to Germany’s undisputed market leader with 73% market share, FlixBus is now rapidly expanding across Europe. The company’s expansion is financially backed by the global growth equity firm General Atlantic and investors like Holtzbrinck Ventures.

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