How to reach INRIA

2004, route des Lucioles - BP 93
06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

Arriving by car (access map)

  • From Marseille-Aix by the A8 motorway, take the exit Antibes-Grasse-Sophia Antipolis, direction Sophia Antipolis.
  • From Nice by the A8 motorway, take the exit Antibes-Sophia Antipolis, direction Sophia Antipolis (the road on the right just after the toll).

Arriving by plane:

The international airport of Nice Côte d'Azur is 20km away from Sophia Antipolis. More information about the airport and flights can be found here. Once you arrive by plane at Nice airport, you have a choice of transportation options to reach your final destination. See bellow. Also, the here contains a lot of informations.

Arriving by train:

The nearest train station from Sophia Antipolis is Antibes. More information about routes, timetables, prices, and reservation can be found here or here or here.

From Nice airport to INRIA:

You have two main options to go from the airport to INRIA Sophia Antipolis:

  • Taxi costs about 55€ and the trip is around 20min.
  • Bus 230 "Sophia Express" outside the airport brings you directly in front of INRIA in Sophia Antipolis (bus stop name: INRIA) in 30 min for 1€. This is a regular line between Sophia Antipolis and the center of Nice. Bus driver should tell you where to go.
    • Timetables can be found here.
    • Bus stop at airport is in front of Terminal 1, 2 minutes walking from the terminal. See this map.
From terminal 1 to bus stop
From terminal 1 to bus stop
  • From Terminal 2, first take the free shuttle of the airport to go to Terminal 1 and follow above procedure.

From INRIA to Nice airport:

  • Bus 230 "Nice Gare routière" in front of INRIA brings you directly to the Terminal 1 of Nice airport in 30 min for 1€. Timetables can be found here.
    • You must tell the bus driver that you are going to the airport.
    • If you have to reach Terminal 2, then go to Terminal 1 and take the free airport shuttle (every 5-10min).
  • Taxi costs about 55€ and the trip is around 20min.

From Nice airport to Antibes or Juan-les-Pins:

You have several options depending on your arrival time. You will find all information on Nice airport website.

  • Bus 200 "Aéroport - Cannes RN7" will bring you to Antibes or Juan-les-Pins for 1€. Timetable can be found here.
  • Train: the train station "Nice Saint-Augustin" is 1km away from Terminal 1. You can either walk or take Bus 23 from Terminal 1. Maps and usefull informations can be found here.
  • Taxi...

From Antibes or Juan-les-Pins to Nice airport:

You have again several options: bus, train or taxi. Same links and files than in the opposite direction.

Between Antibes and INRIA:

See the Envibus website, the public transportation company of Antibes.