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Train passes

Hi, can anyone let me know if there is a train pass that we can buy to use to travel around the area, ie to get from biot to nice, cannes, antibes etc. we are there for two weeks so would like to get a pass to save us the hassle of keep having to buy single ones if at all possible.

Thanks

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1. Re: Train passes

are you staying in Biot village or around Biot gare?

how is your group comprised - adults , kids , ages etc etc?

date of travel?

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2. Re: Train passes

Hi, we are at camping du pylone so just close to biot gare we consist of 2 x adult and 1 x 9 year old, we travel first two weeks of august, thanks

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3. Re: Train passes

There is a family pass called Pass Isabelle Famille for 3 days consecutive train travel which will take you as fare west as frejus, as far east at ventimiglia [just across border in italy] , into the mountains to Tende or up to Grasse. or up and down the coast

it is valid for 2 adults and 2 kids under 16- costs 80euros for 3 days

there is a one day version for 35 euros

the pass isabelle can be bought at stations or aiport terminal 1 or online in advance here , just choose appropriate dates-

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single person pass isabelle are also available from 1st june to end september - last year they were 12 euros but it is rumoured they will go up to 14 euros per person this year .

for certain journeys it will be cheaper to buy ordinary tickets or use buses which are one euro per person apart from the express airport buses

Edited: 16 May 2012, 00:42
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4. Re: Train passes

Lovely thanks, i think we will be better off getting single trip ones as we don't really want to be travelling out every day, are you able to buy tickets on the day you want to travel,ie we want to to from biot to monaco one day?

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5. Re: Train passes

All the trains stopping along the coast are local (TER) trains, which have no seat reservations. Just buy a ticket, time-stamp it in a machine at the station, and get on the train.

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6. Re: Train passes

No, it is not true that all the trains stopping along the coast are TER trains

TGV trains and long distance trains also travel along and stop along the coastal route

However, only TER trains stop at Biot Gare so anyone traveling there needs to check a train will be stopping and not assume it will.

The main issue with Biot gare and tickets at the moment is the limited opening hours of the portacabin currently being used while the station is being rebuilt,. There is a blue ticket machine available which takes coins and chip and pin cards and it can be used for any paca region journeyand for special tickest eg pass isabelle

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7. Re: Train passes

Sorry: I meant all the "stopping trains" which is a British railway term for trains that stop at all (or almost all) stations.

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