Getting Around in Nice

Everything you need to know about your local transportation options in Nice and the Cote d’Azur…

Getting To and From the Airport

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!

Inside the Nice train stationTaking the Train  Train timings and fares, plus the scoop on all the train deals and passes and which ones to get where. The best stops and towns to see on the coastal train route, and if going into the backcountry, choosing the best train to take up to the mountain villages.


The Tramway  How to use it and where it goes. Plus an easy Step-by-step photo guide to getting your tram pass in 30 seconds!

Taking the Bus in Nice  Everything you need to know about the new bus/tram fares and rechargeable cards, and a large section with insider tips on popular bus routes like Monaco, Eze, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Grasse, and 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.

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…

Bike Rental in Nice  From the easy self-service share e-bikes in Nice that rent by the minute (Lime and Pony), to the best places to rent a bike by the day or week.

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.

Saint Tropez boat closeupBoats Trips from Nice  You can take a boat from Nice to Saint Tropez, do a short scenic coastal cruise, or have an island adventure on the Islands off Cannes…

…And don’t miss the  little fishing boat to ferry you across the Nice Port – for Free!

Freeway exit sign for Nice

Driving in Nice  From car rental tips, French freeway etiquette, avoiding Riviera speed traps, French driving rules, what to watch out for, and easy driving alternatives like ride-sharing.

Parking in Nice  Where to park and what it will cost, with the best parking deals.

Nice_airport from the airFlying in to Nice

The best routes, how to find the cheapest flights, best airports to transfer in, what traps to watch out for with European low-cost airlines, and even which side of the plane to sit on!


iPhone screen with best apps for Nice


Best Nice Smartphone Apps  for planes, trains and automobiles (and buses, and bikes…) to help you get around the Cote d’Azur


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Photo credits:  In the Air, Nice Train Station, Tramway, Velo Bleu, Pedicab, Boats, and Nice Exit, Runway, and Iphone by Best of Nice Blog.  Airport Taxis from Aeroport Nice Cote d’Azur.

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