Bus Services in Provence

Details and contact information on the regional and city bus transport systems in Provence...

Timetable information for all intercity bus services in the Bouches-du-Rhône, including Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Salon, Arles, La Ciotat and Avignon is available on website Le Pilote (in French). It also includes information on road closures, route changes and forecast strike action.

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Marseilles (Bouches-du-Rhône, 13)

Details of bus services to the Pays d'Aubagne are available on the website les bus d'agglo (in French). Complete timetable and route details are available, as well as shuttle (navette) information and the "bus to order" service (bus à la demande) available in certain areas - transport can be reserved by telephone.

  • For bus and transport details for the Pays d'Aubagne: Click here

Bus de L'Etang

The Bus de L'Etang serves the communes of Berre, Gignac, Marignane, Les Pennes, Rognac, St Victoret, Velaux and Vitrolles.

  • Bus de L'Etang
    : 7 rue d'Athenes, ZI, Les Estroublans, 13127, Vitrolles
    Tel: 04 42 10 02 02
    Fax: 04 42 79 06 88

Tickets are available at the main station; season tickets and ticket books (carnet) for 10 trips are available.

  • Centre Urbain
    At: Arcade des Abbayes, 13127 Vitrolles
    Tel: 04 42 06 66
    Fax: 04 42 74 82 63

Autobus Aubagnais

The Autobus Aubagnais serves the suburbs of Marseilles. Tickets are available at shops in Aubagne, Auriol, Cuges les Pins, Gemenos, La Penne sur Huveaune, Roquevaire, La Bouilladisse, La Destrousse, Peypin and St-Zacharie.

  • Autobus Aubagnais (main office)
    At: 747 avenue de la Fleuride, Zone Industrielle Les Paluds, 13400 Aubagne
    Tel: 04 42 70 28 00
    Info: 04 42 03 24 25

RTM (Régie des Transports) is the Marseille metro and bus service.

  • RTM
    At: 10-12 avenue Clot-Bey
    Tel: 04 91 10 55 55 / 04 91 91 92 10

Ouest Provence

Western Provence towns of Cornillon-Confoux, Fos-sur-Mer, Istres, Grans, Miramas, Port-st-Louis-du-Rhône are well catered to. A rechargeable plastic card (ticket) can be used on all services.

  • For full details on times and routes, and the single ticket system: Click here (in French)

Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, 13)

The principle bus company serving the region is Aix en Bus

  • Aix en Bus
    At: Avenue de l'Europe
    Tel: 04 42 91 26 80

The main ticket office is at the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office. Additional Ticket offices at shops and travel offices across the town. Tickets can be bought singly or in books of 10. Season tickets are available, and there are reduced rates for children, students and over 65s.

  • Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office
    At: 2 place de General de Gaulle, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
    Tel: 04 42 26 37 28
    Fax: 04 42 93 26 04
    Open: Monday to Saturday 08:30-19:00

Avignon (Vaucluse, 84)

The main bus company for the Avignon region is TCRA. Ticket sales information is available on the website (in French) and at the TGV train station open from the end of May to the start of October. Open daily 08:45-12:45 and 14:00-19:00. Season tickets are available, plus reduced rates for students and persons over the age of 65. Group rates also available for people over 30.

  • TCRA
    At: avenue de Lattre de Tassigny
    Tel: 04 32 74 18 32
    Opening Hours: 08:30-12:30 and 13:30-18:00, closed on Sundays

Toulon (Var, 83)

The main bus company for the Toulon region is Reseau Mistral. Tickets are available at over 150 shops throughout the area, look for the Reseau Mistral sign or go to ticket offices. Discount prices are available for books of tickets (carnet) for 10 trips, also 1-Day 7-Day or 30-Day passes and a 12-month pass. There are further reductions for students and people 65 years and over. Children under three travel free on all services.

Ticket offices are located at:

  • 720 Avenue Colonel Picot
    Open: Monday to Friday, 08:30-12:30 and 13:30-18:30
  • Place de la Liberte
    Open: Monday to Friday, 07:30-19:00 and Saturday 08:00-12:30 and 13:30-18:30
  • Gare Maritime
    Open: Monday to Saturday, 07:30-12:30 and 13:15-18:15
  • Agence Commerciale SODETRAV
    At: 5 Blvd Toesca
    Open: September to June, Monday - Friday 08:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00. July and August 07:00-19:00
  • Agence Littoral - Cars
    : 32 rue Galliene les Residences du Port
    Open: Monday - Friday, 08:15-12:00 and 14:00-18:00
  • Gare Routiere SODTRAV
    At: Place Marechal Joffre
    Open: Monday to  Friday, 07:30-12:30 and 14:15-17:35
  • Reservations
    Tel: 04 94 03 87 03
  • Reseau Mistral website

Draguignan (Var, 83)

Main company serving Draguignan and the immediate area is Tedbus.