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The small port resort of Toulon is located in the Côte d’Azur province of southern France, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Toulon is said to lack the architectural heritage of the majority of French towns; however, it is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, and has plenty of first class restaurants and accommodation, as well as an interesting nightlife. Car hire provides a superb means of getting around Toulon and its surrounding areas. If car hire appeals to you, please search for cheap car hire in Toulon right here and let us find you the best deals across the market.
Stroll through the old town area to witness the remnants of the ancient port that existed prior to the heavy bombing experienced by the town during WWII. A trip along the avenue that runs around the harbor is rewarding, with some interesting points to stop at and enjoy the scenery.
The town centre is where the majority of the best accommodations and excellent restaurants are located, while the waterfront hosts exciting and lively nightlife centered around numerous bars of various themes.
The coastline from Toulon to Marseille is a rather subdued part of the Azure Coast, with little in the way of resort towns apart from Cassis. This makes touring this stretch of coast relaxing and laid back.
Quite different is the route from Toulon to Hyeres, with many interesting attractions, including the luxurious resorts of La Croix-Valmer and St-Tropez, the magnificent island of Îles d'Hyères, the stunning coastline of Cap de Bregançon, and the ancient hilltop villages of Collobrières and La Garde Freinet.
Toulon-Hyeres Airport is situated 23kms to the east of the city centre and is easily accessible by car, taxi and bus. A regular shuttle bus service links the airport with Toulon city, and taxis are readily available but not necessarily cheap. Car rental suppliers located at the airport include; National, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Avis. For a larger selection of cars and suppliers to choose from please book online today with us.
Marseilles International Airport serves direct flights from many cities. From Marseilles, numerous transportation options to Toulon are available.
From Italy and Monaco, take the A8 and turn left on to the A57 motorway into the city. From Paris, take the A6 (Paris-Lyon) motorway connecting with the A7 at Lyon and continuing on to the A8. Continue along the A8, turning right on to the A52, and take the A50 into Toulon (840kms).
There are many trains that leave at various times throughout the day from Paris’ Gare de Lyon to Toulon. Direct trains take four hours and go every two hours. Some trains operate via Marseille, but take another half-hour to reach Toulon. Other trains from Paris necessitate a change at Lyon and take five hours. Lying northeast of Toulon's centre on Place De L'Europe is the SNCF train station.
The gare routière (bus station) located on place Albert, is also found northeast of the town centre. Three buses per day arrive from Aix-en-Provence and take 1 hour, 15 minutes. A municipal bus system serves the town as well.