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Buses for the Alpes-Maritimes ski stations Auron, Isola 2000, Valberg and Val d'Allos leave from the Nice bus station (gare routiere) the railway station (gare SNCF) and the Nice airport.

As of 16 December 2008, reservations by telephone are required for these buses to the the ski stations. For the morning bus up, you must reserve before 16h30 of the previous day (eg. call before 4 PM Tuesday to reserve on the Wed morning bus to the ski station). For the evening bus up, reserve before 13h30 (eg, call during the morning, up to one-thirty PM, for the 17h0 bus to the ski station).

For the return trip, phone before 13h30 for the evening bus back. Probably phone the day before to reserve on the morning bus returning for Nice. We were given the portable number 0616 281 829 to call for the return trip.

Cost: There are now (2012) a mixture of standard buses at 1 € (with an additional charge for baggage), and 100% Neige buses at 4 €, with online reservation.

We found the reservation requirements a bit ambiguous, even with our phone calls to verify the information. Check out the websites yourself, and plan ahead.

Auron Ski Station Bus

Bus nr 740 - Auron
 -  90 km (2 hours)
 -  cost: 1 euro (one-way)
 -  departs Airport Terminal 1 (quai 4), Terminal 2 (quai 6)

Mon-Thur, Sun & holidays: 9h45 and 17h00

Fri (except holidays): 9h45, 13h45 (school days), 17h45

Sat (except holidays): 9h45, 13h45, 17h00

 -  Return departs Auron:

Mon-Fri (except holidays): 8h00, 16h30

Sat (except holidays): 8h30, 13h30, 16h30

Sun & holidays: 8h30, 16h30

From Nice, the bus stops at: La Manda, Castagniers, Saint-Martin-du-Var, Pont Charles Albert (RN 202), Baoux Roux, Plan-du-Var, Le Chaudan, Courbaise, La Tour-sur-Tinée, Pont-de-Clans/Bancairon, La Bolinette/Marie, embranchement Valdeblore, Saint Sauveur-sur-Tinée, Isola Village, La Blache/Le Bourguet, Saint Etienne-de-Tinée, Auron.

Isola 2000 Ski Station Bus

Bus nr 750 - Isola 2000
 -  90 km (2 hours)
 -  Cost (one-way): Some buses are standard, 1 euro;
       some are 100% Neige, 4 € reserved online (www.lignesdazur.com); 5 € sans reservation, space permitting.
 -  Departs Nice Vauban (then Gare SNCF, Airport term-1, term-2):

7h20, daily, 100% Neige

9h45, daily

11h00, weekends Feb-Mar, 100% Neige

13h00, sat, 100% Neige

16h30, daily except Fri

17h30, Fri

 -  Return departs Isola 2000 Les Hameaux (then : Isola 2000 Station, Village

7h50, daily

9h20, weekends Feb-Mar, 100% Neige

12h50, sat, 100% Neige

14h50, daily

16h50, daily, 100% Neige

The Nice - Isola 2000 standard bus stops are: Nice Vauban, Gare SNCF, Magnan/Promenade, Carras/Promenade, Airport Terminal 2, Airport Terminal 1, Robini, Colomars Gare, St Martin-du-Var, Pont Charles Albert (RN 202), Plan-du-Var, Le Chaudan, La Courbaise, La Tour-sur-Tinée (gare), Roussillon, Pont-de-Clans, Bancairon, Marie (gare), La Bolinette, Rimplas (gare embranchement), St Sauveur (village), Pont de Paule, Isola Village, La Génisserie, HLM Ecole, Isola 2000 station, Les Hameaux.

The Nice - Isola 2000 100% Neige bus stops are: Nice Vauban, Gare SNCF, Airport Terminal 1, Colomars Gare, Plan-du-Var, La Tour-sur-Tinée (gare), Rimplas, St Sauveur (village), Isola village, Isola 2000 station, Les Hameaux.

An official list of Alpes-Maritimes bus lines, with links to the schedules for each line (PDF), is available on the following link: http://www.cg06.fr/fr/servir-les-habitants/deplacements/transport-collectifs/lignes-et-horaires/lignes-et-horaires/

Valberg Ski Station Bus

Bus nr 770 - Valberg
 -  86 km (2 hours)
 -  cost: 1 euro (one-way)
 -  departs Airport Terminal 1 (quai 5)

Mon, Tue, Thur, Sun & holidays: 8h00

Wed, Sat (except holidays): 8h00, 17h30

Fri (except holidays): 8h00, 13h45

Reserve: before 13h00 for the evening bus up; before 16h30 of the preceding day for the morning bus.

 -  Return departs Valberg:

Mon, Tue, Thur, Sun & holidays: 16h45

Wed, Sat (except holidays): 9h30, 16h45

Fri (except holidays): 9h30, 16h45

From Nice, the bus stops at: Lingostière, La Manda, Castagniers, Saint-Martin-du-Var, Pont Charles Albert (RN 202), Baoux Roux, Plan-du-Var, Le Chaudan, La Mescla, Malaussene, Villars-sur-Var, Touet-sur-Var, Pra d'Astier, Beuil Village, Beuil Les Launes, Valberg.

Val d'Allos Ski Station Bus

Special bus - Val d'Allos
 -  133 km (3 hours)
 -  cost: 45 euros (round-trip)
 -  departs Airport Terminal 1 (quai 5)

Sat: 13h30 - non-regular service, by demand only.

 -  Return departs Val d'Allos:

Sat: 10h00