As in all busy cities, it can be difficult to drive around Toulon at certain times of the day. Fortunately, alternatives have been put in place: the City and the Metropolis are actively deploying facilities to create alternatives to travelling by car, and to experience Toulon differently.
Where can I find information on green transport in Toulon ? Head to the Maison de la Mobilité TPM
Located at 34, rue d’Alger in the centre of Toulon, the Maison de la Mobilité TPM is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Reducing the use of private cars, promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport, guaranteeing the right to transport for all: the Maison de la Mobilité TPM helps you discover what the metropolitan area has to offer in terms of public transport, cycling, walking, train, air transport, carpooling, parking…
At the Maison de la Mobilité, you can also take advantage of the Mistral Network to buy your travel tickets, take out a public transport subscription and pick up a map of the network as well as timetables for your favourite lines.
Tel.: +33 (0)4 94 93 37 37 – maisondelamobilité@metropoletpm.fr
More information on the Maison de la Mobilité TPM here
How can I get around by public transport in the TPM Metropolitan Area ?
From Six-Fours-les-Plages to Hyères-les-Palmiers, from Revest-les-Eaux to Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, the Mistral network accompanies you on all your journeys in the metropolitan area, both by bus and by boat-bus (to cross the Toulon harbour at La Seyne-sur-Mer, Les Sablettes or Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer).
In neighbourhoods not served by regular lines, the Mistral network offers a call-a-bus service.
Night-time travel with the Mistral network
Night services allow you to travel by bus with daytime lines extended to night-time : 6 land routes and 1 sea route are available all year round from Thursday night to Saturday night between 9pm and 1am with a bus every 30 minutes.
The Mistral network also offers a night-time taxi-bus service with or without a reservation. You can use my bus card to board these taxis which operate from Sunday evening to Thursday evening (except 1st May, 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January) from 9.20 pm to 12.05 am in the communes of La Garde, La Valette and Toulon.
In the Toulon Provence Méditerranée (TPM) Metropolitan Area, culture is a way of life !
The Opera and Le Liberté Scène nationale in Toulon, Châteauvallon Scène nationale in Ollioules, Villa Noailles in Hyères-les-Palmiers, Villa Tamaris in La Seyne-sur-Mer, Maison des Comoni in Revest-les-Eaux: these cultural highlights in the Toulon Provence Méditerranée area are accessible by free transport ! Shuttles, buses and boat-buses are available. There are only two requirements for this :
-There must be a group of 15 people (friends, school group, associations…),
-Contact the Var cultural mediators’ service on +33 (0)4 94 93 56 06 three weeks before the event.
Can I cycle safely in Toulon Provence Méditerranée ?
Cycle routes in the Metropolitan Area
In 2021, the metropolitan area will have 308 kilometres of cycling network. Whether it is coastal cycle routes (which runs from Six-Fours-les-Plages to La Londe-les-Maures), cycle tracks, cycle lanes, green lanes, two-way cycle routes, mixed bus/bike routes or unmarked central lanes, cycle routes are being developed throughout the metropolitan area, with safety in mind.
See the Toulon Provence Mediterranean Metropolis cycle route plan below with a focus on the city centres of Toulon, Hyères, La Seyne-sur-Mer, La Garde and La Valette-du-Var:
Parking or renting your bike in car parks
In addition to the bicycle parking spaces available throughout the city (and located on the bicycle map above), the Q-Park Albert 1er (at the train station), Mayol, Peiresc and Place d’Armes car parks offer a secure box service with lockers for helmets and charging points for electric bikes.
Q-Park also offers a bicycle rental service in partnership with Clean Energy Planet. Classic or electric bikes, with or without subscription, find the instructions for these bikeshares on this page.
Bicycle repair and/or sales shops in Toulon
Bouticycle – Workshop, all types of bicycles for sale : 359, avenue Franklin Roosevelt – Tel. +33 (0)4 94 42 61 90
Go Sport Toulon Mayol – Sale and repair of bicycles purchased in a Go Sport shop : Centre commercial Mayol – 1, rue du Mûrier – Tel. +33 (0)4 98 00 97 30
Pharma Cycles – Repair and sale of second-hand bicycles : Rue César Vezzani – Tel. +33 (0)6 86 44 67 35
TooBike Service – Maintenance and repair : 175, bd Maréchal Joffre +33 (0)4 94 03 94 03
What are metropolitan carpooling areas ?
To reduce the impact of cars in urban areas, the Toulon Provence Méditerranée Metropolitan Area has created two carpooling areas, to the east and west of Toulon (in line with the two main road flow routes):
-To the east: the carpooling area with 114 spaces is located in the Sainte-Musse district, near the hospital and the A50 motorway.
-To the west: the 110-space carpooling area is located in the Escaillon district, near the A57.
Carpooling car parks are signposted from the corresponding motorway exits, and “Carpooling” totems mark the car park entrances.
The Metropolitan Area is considering the creation of other carpooling areas, to be located near high-traffic areas and Mistral Network (public transport) transfer points.
The Mont Faron cable car : an unusual alternative to the car
Although the cable car is a must-see when you come to Toulon, it has an additional advantage !
Apart from the old-fashioned charm of its famous red cabin, and the pleasure (sometimes apprehension!) of enjoying an incredible view of the mountains of Toulon, the harbour and the islands, the cable car is also an excellent and silent alternative to the car. It allows you to fully enjoy the view, without having to look at the road, which is rather winding…
The cable car operates from mid-February to mid-November, offers night-time entertainment on summer evenings and allows you to take your bike to the mountain bike trails at the top.
How to come to Toulon without a car ?
Toulon has many transport links : national train station, bus station, airport allow you to plan your travels and your holidays in Toulon in complete simplicity, without having to use a car!
On this page you will find all the information you need to prepare your trip.