Getting Around in Nice: Everything you need to know about transport in Nice and the Cote d’Azur…

Getting To and From the Airport   All your Nice airport transport options, including details on the Airport Express Buses, local buses, taxis and Uber cars from the airport, private car services, and even helicopters!



Taking the Train  Arriving in Nice by train, taking the TGV from Paris, 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, and great local train deals and passes including one that even most of the locals don’t know about!


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 a large section with insider tips on popular bus routes like Monaco and Eze.

And when the Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Bus can make sense.


Taxis   What you can expect to pay, what to watch out for, and why Nice taxi’s have a bad reputation.

UBER Cars are becoming wildly popular here as a taxi-alternative. Here is everything you need to know to take your first UBER ride in Nice, including a 10€ discount!


biking along the Promenade des Anglais in NiceBike 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, and what they cost.

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.


Saint Tropez boat closeupBoats:  from the Boat from Nice to Saint Tropez (or to the Iles des Lerins, the Islands off Cannes)

…to the Tiny Free Ferry Boat to cross the Nice Port


Freeway exit sign for Nice

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.

Driving alternatives like Carpooling and Ride-Sharing, including BlaBlaCar.

The Autobleue Electric Share Cars How to sign up and use these awesome self-service cars.

Nice_airport from the airFlying in to Nice  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?


French strike sign


Transport Strike Strategies   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…



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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