Getting Around in Nice: Everything you need to know about transport in Nice and the Cote d’Azur…
All your Nice airport transport options, including details on taking the new tramway line 2 from the airport, buses, taking taxis vs. Ubers from the airport, private car services, and even helicopters!
Great local train deals and passes, what you need to know if buying your ticket from the Nice train station, tips on taking the local coastal trains, taking the train up to the mountain villages, taking the train to Italy
The Tramway How to use it and where it goes.
Taking the Bus in Nice Everything you need to know about riding the bus, including the brand new free city loop shuttle bus, and a large section with insider tips on popular bus routes like Monaco, Eze, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Taxis What you can expect to pay, the new fixed price transfers from the airport, how to make sure you are not overcharged by sneaky drivers, and why Nice taxis have one of the worst reputations in France.
Ubers are popular here as a taxi-alternative. Here is everything you need to know to take an Uber in Nice.
The month of May and all of Autumn are when you will most likely run into some sort of French transport strike. Here are a few work-arounds…
Bike Rental in Nice + the Velo Bleu Where to rent a bike, best guided bike tours, and how to use the self-service share bikes in Nice, the Velo Bleus. Take a bike from one stand, leave it at another… it’s dirt cheap, easy and super convenient if you know how to do it… and super frustrating if you don’t.
Pedicab Bike Taxis You’ve seen them in Place Massena, here’s how they work, where they go, what they cost, and what to watch out for.
Hop on Hop Off Tourist Bus It’s not for everybody, but if you have mobility issues, want to see a lot in very little time, or just can’t be bothered to crack a guide book, this might be for you.
Boats: From the Boat from Nice to Saint Tropez, the quick tour around gorgeous Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with its millionaire’s villas, and the boat trip to the Iles des Lerins, the Islands off Cannes where the Man in the Iron Mask was held…
Driving in Nice From car rental tips, French freeway etiquette, avoiding Riviera speed traps, French driving rules, and what to watch out for.
Parking in Nice Where to park and what it will cost, with the best parking deals.
The best routes, how to find the cheapest flights, and even which side of the plane to sit on!
What to watch out for when using low-cost airlines, yes they’re cheap, but at what cost?
Best Nice Smartphone Apps for planes, trains and automobiles (and buses, and bikes…) to help you get around the Cote d’Azur
Photo credits: In the Air, Tramway and Pedicab by Best of Nice Blog; Almost Paridise in Nice France by Chris de Rham – Flickr, Nice Gare by R. Garcia Suarez, all licensed by Creative Commons; Airport Taxis from Aeroport Nice Cote d’Azur, and Nice Freeway Exit by Best of Nice.
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