Toulon

France

The port city of Toulon lies on the Mediterranean coast of France. It is the perfect starting point for an island-hopping experience in the Balearic Islands. The historic port of the city connects mainland France to Mallorca and Menorca in Spain, Corsica in France, as well as Sardinia and Sicily in Italy.

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The harbor near the city of Toulon

View to the city of Toulon from the harbor

Toulon ferry port

The port of Toulon is located on the southern French coast and it is considered one of the most important and beautiful harbors in the country. It is the main getaway from France to the Balearic Islands, Corsica, as well as Sicily and Sardinia in Italy.

The port features 3 berths for ferries and smaller boats. Nearby, you can find car parking areas, as well as car rental agencies, supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants and shops.

Ferries from Toulon port: schedules and tickets

You can catch the ferry to the port of Alcúdia in Mallorca and Ciutadella in Menorca and explore the Balearic Islands. There are also frequent ferry routes to Sardinia and Corsica, as well as seasonal services to Sicily. Many travelers also choose Toulon Port to start a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea.

Ferry from Toulon to Mallorca

The port of Toulon is connected to the port of Alcúdia on the island of Mallorca mainly from April to October. Ferries to Alcúdia operate 6 days per week depending on the month and the route is serviced by Corsica Ferries. Ticket prices start at around €22 for the ferry crossing to Mallorca and the duration is 12 hours on average.

Find more information about the Toulon - Mallorca itinerary here.

Ferry from Toulon to Menorca

From Toulon, you can travel by ferry to the port of Ciutadella in Menorca. The ferry crossing is normally available from April to October and there is 1 weekly service to Menorca, operated by Corsica Ferries. The duration of the ferry itinerary to Menorca cost is usually 11-14 hours. There are also some indirect itineraries with Mallorca as an intermediate stop.

Palm trees in Toulon square

Strolling around the picturesque center of Toulon

Ferry from Toulon to Corsica

Toulon is connected with 4 ports in Corsica: Ajaccio in the west, Bastia in the northeast, Porto Vecchio in the southeast and L'Île-Rousse in the northwest. The island of Corsica is popular with travelers, so there are regular ferry crossings throughout the year and more than 20 weekly scheduled sailings with Corsica Ferries.

  • From Toulon to Ajaccio: there are 1-3 daily crossings from Toulon to the port of Ajaccio in Corsica all year round. During the summer months, the ferry schedules by Corsica Ferries are more frequent. Tickets cost around €30 and the trip lasts 7.5 to 11 hours.
  • From Toulon to Bastia: normally, there is 1 daily crossing from the port of Toulon to Bastia in Corsica. The ferry route is active all year long and the route is serviced by Corsica Ferries. Tickets for the ferry to Bastia start at €30-35 and it takes about 11 hours to reach the island.
  • From Toulon to Porto Vecchio: the Toulon - Porto Vecchio ferry route is serviced by Corsica Ferries with 2-3 crossings every week during the summer and once a week throughout the year. The price of a standard ferry ticket normally starts at €33 and the ferry trip duration is approximately 15 hours.
  • From Toulon to L'Île-Rousse: the ferry route from Toulon to L'Île-Rousse is normally in operation from May to October. You can catch the Corsica Ferries ferry from the port of Toulon to L'Île-Rousse 2-3 times a week. Tickets start at €31 and the trip takes 6.5 hours on average.

Here, you can find real-time information about all ferry routes between Toulon and Corsica, and book your tickets easily and quickly.

Tip: as the crossings to Porto Vecchio and Bastia are quite long, we suggest that you book a cabin to have some quiet time while onboard and enjoy the ferry travel to the fullest!

Ferry from Toulon to Sardinia

From Toulon, you can travel by ferry to Porto Torres on the northwest coast of Sardinia. The route is served by Corsica Ferries and it is available 2 times per week all year round. In the summer months, there is increased ferry frequency. You can get to Porto Torres from Toulon in approximately 8-12.5 hours. Ferry tickets from Toulon to Porto Torres start at around €16.

Tip: occasionally, there is a ferry service from Toulon to Golfo Aranci on the northeast coast of the island. This is a great option if you want to explore the east coast of Sardinia.

Ferry from Toulon to Sicily

The Toulon - Sicily route connects mainland France to the port of Trapani in Sicily. This is a seasonal route and ferry schedules are not always available before summer. The trip to the port of Trapani lasts approximately 19 hours and it’s best enjoyed with a nap in a private cabin!

Where is the ferry port in Toulon?

The ferry port of Toulon is located right in the city center and it is easily accessible.

How to get to Toulon port

The port is just a 5-minute walk from the main attractions and shops of the coastal city, so you can easily approach the port on foot. 

corsica, sant antonino, village, church, stone, mountain, flowers

The quaint village of Sant Antonino in Corsica

Vacation in Toulon

Toulon is the county of Var, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is located about 65km east of Marseille and is one of the largest cities in France in terms of population, with more than 167,000 inhabitants.

Being built in one of the most beautiful ports in Europe, between the sea and the mountains, Toulon moves between its medieval and naval past.

Starting from its beautiful old town, the picturesque narrow streets lead you to the 18th-century Saint-Louis Church, with its neoclassical façade and magnificent dome, and then to the charming Place Puget, home to the stunning three-dolphin fountain. A few blocks away, you can find the Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds Cathedral.

Exploring the city is followed up by a walk in the Cours Lafayette market, filled with imaginative tastes and smells. The beautiful opera house overlooking the impressive Mount Faron should also be included in your visit.

In recent years, a visit to Toulon has become essential for anyone who wants to discover the Côte d'Azur: among the picturesque charm of the city center, the beauty of the nature of Mount Faron, the museums and monuments, Toulon is now much more than a military and commercial port.

How to get to Toulon

If you’re traveling from elsewhere in France, you can get to Toulon via train at the Gare de Toulon station which connects the city to major hubs such as Paris, Nice and Marseille. You can also drive to the city by taking the A50 and A57 motorways. Alternatively, you can get to Toulon by plane and arrive at the Toulon Hyères Airport, located 24km from the port.

What to do in Toulon

Toulon is a port city on the popular French Riviera and it is only 65km from Marseille. The city boasts a beautiful natural harbor with numerous shops and cafés to spend your time while awaiting your ferry. Toulon is also a great destination for a weekend break, as the region offers a lot of activities and a beautiful landscape to explore.

Beaches in Toulon

The French Riviera is widely known for its beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan atmosphere. You can find popular and more isolated beaches near Toulon, with amenities and beach bars. Some recommendations are:

  • Plages de Mourillon: this is the closest beach to the city center. It is a large coastline with crystal blue waters and is very popular with children and families. Near the beach, you will find many restaurants and beach bars for food and drinks.
  • Plage de la Mitre: this is a large sandy beach with amazing waters that is located only 3km from the center of Toulon. There are no umbrellas or sunbeds on the beach, so be sure to bring all necessities. 
  • Plage du Trelus: this small wild beach is also called the Battere Basse beach. It has pebbles and huge rocks and is ideal for isolation and relaxation by the sea. The beach is accessible via a relatively easy path.
  • Plage de l'Anse de Méjean: it’s one of the most beautiful and popular beaches near Toulon. It is sandy, with deep blue waters and lush vegetation. Families are fond of this place.
  • Plage de l'Anse de Magaud: right next to Anse de Méjean, there is the beach of Magaud. It is a smaller bay, with small pebbles that are ideal to lay your beach towel and relax. The water is so clear that you can easily see the seabed.
  • Plage du Fort Cap Brun: between Trelus and Anse de Méjean, there is the cute Cap Brun beach. It is relatively hidden, perfect for those who seek to get away from the big crowds. You can access it by a difficult path that rewards you with its beauty.
  • Portissol: about 15km west of Toulon, there is the widely known Portissol beach. The waters there are simply amazing! The beach has 2 restaurants nearby where you can enjoy a meal or a glass of wine overlooking the sea.
  • Plage de Bonnegrâce: this is a large sandy beach, very close to Portissol. Crystal clear waters and waves ideal for surfing complement the scenery. Don't forget to take an umbrella with you as the beach has no amenities.

Note: if you are up for more exploration, Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer is a commune south of Toulon, where you can also find impressive beaches.

The Mourillon beach in Toulon

The sandy beach of Mourillon in Toulon

Activities and sightseeing in Toulon

Despite being small in size, Toulon is a destination with many things to do. From Mont Faron to the impressive beaches of Mourillon, there are many natural sights to explore!

These are some of our favorite things to do in Toulon:

  • The old town of Toulon
  • Stroll around the port
  • Enjoy the view from Mont Faron
  • Visit the Allied Landings Museum and the Naval Museum
  • Visit the Opera of Toulon
  • Visit the Cathedral of Sainte Marie de la Seds
  • Day trip to Île de Porquerolles

Nightlife in Toulon

Nightlife in Toulon is low-key and relaxing. Some bars, cafes and restaurants are located near the port but there are also many beach bars along the Plages du Mourillon, where you can enjoy your food and drinks.

However, various cultural events take place in Toulon all year long, such as the Classical Music Festival. The festival has multiple concerts throughout the year, especially during Christmas and the summer.

In case you are in Toulon in mid-July, don’t miss out on the famous Jazz Festival and let the music take you back to another era!

Food in Toulon

French cuisine is probably one of the most known all over the world. You will find in Toulon traditional french recipes to try, mainly based on seafood. We suggest that you visit the Provencal market of Cours Lafayette to see and buy local products.

Some traditional plates to taste are:

  • bouillabaisse toulonnaise (seafood stew)
  • moules Noutile (mussels with tomato sauce)
  • bourride toulonnaise (fish soup)
  • traditional sausages
  • cassoulet (casserole with sausage, chicken and beans)
  • crepes

Note: Toulon’s wines are exceptional! Go on a wine-tasting tour to enjoy local wine varieties.

Toulon Tips

Some local tips regarding your stay in Toulon:

  • If you have time to spare, Toulon and neighboring locations are also ideal for trying out snorkeling on the French Riviera.
  • Every corner of Toulon is a paradise for lovers of photography. From cultural museums to the old port and the views from Mont Faron, Toulon does not disappoint when it comes to beautiful sceneries.
  • When it comes to catching a ferry from Toulon, make sure that you check whether there are organized events taking place in the city. If that’s the case, make sure to arrive early at the port to avoid overcrowding, especially in high season.

The cable car of Mont Faron

Cable car ride in Toulon with a view of the city and the port

Useful information about Toulon

Though Toulon is not considered a hot tourist destination, there are all the basic tourist services that you may need. As a busy port city, it has all the necessary amenities for a short stay.

The city center of Toulon isn’t very big, which means that you can explore much of the city on foot. As for accommodation, there are lots of budget-friendly and luxury hotels.

Regarding medical services, there are 3 medical clinics close to the city center. 

Important phone numbers for your stay in Toulon

Here are some useful contacts for your visit to Toulon:

  • Toulon Port Authority: +33494032760
  • Hospital Instruction Of Armées Sainte-Anne: +33483162014
  • Hospital “CHI Toulon - La Seyne Sur Mer”: +33494145000
  • Medical clinic “Clinique Saint-Jean”: +33826004483
  • Toulon taxi services: +33494935151
  • Toulon bus station: +33809400013
  • Toulon train station: +33892353535
  • Local police: +33494363738
  • European emergency number: 112

Transportation in Toulon

You can easily get around Toulon on foot, as the city center is near the harbor and the nearby beach. However, the city has various means of transport, as there are bus services, taxis and even “petit trains” that take you on tour to the main attractions of Toulon. Alternatively, you can also rent a bicycle to explore the city on your own.

Note: there is also a cable car near Mont Faron that can take you to the top of the mountain. Enjoy a 7-min ride to the top and admire the magnificent view!

Where to book ferry tickets online from Toulon

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Frequent ferry connections

Toulon has direct ferry connections with 6 ports :

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