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 taking the new tramway line 2 from the airport, buses, taking taxis vs. Ubers from the airport, private car services, and even helicopters!

Taking the Train

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.

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…

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, 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:  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…

…to a 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, and what to watch out for.

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

Electric Share Cars in Nice, and driving alternatives like Carpooling and Ride-Sharing, including BlaBlaCar.

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?

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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