The nearest airport to St Tropez is Toulon-Hyères (www.toulon-hyeres.aeroport.fr), which is 50 minutes away. From Toulon-Hyères airport a taxi (0033 494 006000, www.taxis-hyeres.com) costs about €130 one way. The 7803 bus (www.varlib.fr) goes to St Tropez five times a day for around €2 one way.
There are direct flights to Nice from New York. Otherwise, most of us will be flying via Paris to Nice-Côte d’Azur airport about 90 minutes away, traffic permitting (www.nice.aeroport.fr).
A taxi (13 78 78) will cost between €234 and €266 by day, €258-€276 between 7pm and 7am. A far cheaper option is to take the bus.
Take the 3003 service from either Terminal 1, quai 5 or Terminal 2, quai 1, to St Raphaël. Change in St Raphaël to the 7601 service to St Tropez. This will cost you €17 in total – but it could take a couple of hours or an awful lot more, depending on traffic.
You can also take the TGV but train only goes as far as Cannes.
Finally, consider a boat. You can’t take one from Nice airport – but you can from St Raphaël. Catch the 3003 bus from the airport to St Raphaël as above, then walk to St Raphaël’s Old Port. Then catch the Bateaux de St Raphaël shuttle service (www.bateauxsaintraphael.com) across the bay to St Tropez. The crossing takes an hour. Fare: €15 one way.
At peak periods in summer and Le Voile expect world-class traffic jams on the main road. Avoid the main road by continuing beyond the indicated turning to St Tropez, to Gassin or La Croix-Valmer. There, take the side roads, via Ramatuelle and the Ste Anne chapel, to arrive at the back of St Tropez. Alternatively, arrive before 7.30am and leave after 9pm.
Another option is to drive to St Raphaël or Ste Maxime, leave your car there and take the ferry across the bay. In St Raphaël catch the Bateaux de St Raphaël shuttle service (see above). In Ste Maxime, make for the Bateaux Verts (0033 494 492939,www.bateauxverts.com) at 14 Quai Léon Condroyer. It’s around 15 minutes to St Tropez: €7.30 one way, €13 return (children €3.80 one way, €7.30 return).
We'd suggest you take the A8 motorway to exit for St. Tropez. Although the coastal route is a world-class drive, it will take you a lot longer.
Hire a bicycle or scooter. Rolling Bikes (0033 494 970939; www.rolling-bikes.com) at 14 Avenue Général Leclerc. They will rent you a bike from €17 a day, a 50cc scooter from €42 a day.
Note: Info above is from an article in "The Telegraph" posted on March 2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/france/34673/St-Tropez-travel-guide.html