How to get to the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée center and its Montpellier branch?

Changed on 28/01/2020

Find below all the location details and practical information to get to the center of Sophia Antipolis or its Montpellier office.

By plane

The nearest airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur (20km).

There are regular shuttles from the airport (Terminals 1 and 2) to Sophia Antipolis by bus: Line 230 - stop "Inria".

By car

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

By train

The nearest train station is Antibes. There are regular shuttles between Antibes train station and Sophia Antipolis. 

  • Lines 1 and 12: "Inria" stop
  • Express Line 100: "Templars" stop (10 minutes walk from Inria)


By public transport

  • From the airport and the city of Nice : Lignes d'Azur Line 230 - "Inria" stop

  • From Cannes SNCF railway station (with a connection) : Lignes d'Azur Line 630 - Stop "Gare routière Sophia Antipolis" then take Line 1, 9, 12 or 100 - Stop "Inria" (1,12), "IUT" (9) or "Templiers" (10 minutes walk from Inria) (100)

  • From Antibes: Envibus Lines 1 - 9 - 12 Stop "Inria" (1, 12) or "IUT" (9) Express Line 100 - Stop "Templiers" (10 minutes walk from Inria)

  • From the Collège International de Valbonne (CIV) : Envibus Lines 22 or 1

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