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Transportation in Nice

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If you are moving to Nice, you need not worry about moving around as the city has a well-developed transport network which includes buses, tramway and taxis. The public transport system is known as Ligne d'Azur and is very reliable. It also operates quite late into the night.

Bus and tramway in Nice

The Ligne d'Azur comprises more than 130 bus lines which serve the 49 municipalities of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis. Details on the schedule of buses and tickets are available on the Lignes D’Azure website, which also allows you to create an online account. Five Noctambus lines operate at night, starting at 9.10pm and running until to 1.10am the next day.

The Line 1 of the tramway covers the North to the South via the city center through the Jean Médecin Street and the Place Masséna. It is available from Monday to Sunday, as from 4.35am until 1.35am the next day.

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Whether you are travelling by bus or tramway, fares will amount to around €1.50 for a 74 minutes trip with connections (if you are using a Solo pass). If you travel occasionally, it is best to choose from the “Multi 10”, “Pass 1 jour”, “Pass 7 jours”, “Titre Aéro 1 aller simple” (on lines 98 and 99) and the “Parcazur” (round trip). Regular travelers will find subscriptions more economical and convenient and can choose from a range of “à la carte” subscriptions.

Vélobleu

If you wish to rent a bike, you should head towards one of the 175 Vélobleu stations in Nice. The stations are well spread within the city and you are likely to stumble on a station every 300 meters. The bike park comprises 1,750 bikes which are available all year round, 24 hours a day. To subscribe, you simply have to call the vocal mailbox from the bike station to make a security deposit and pay the rental fees, which are as follows:

  • 1 day: €1
  • 7 days: €5
  • 1 month: €10
  • 1 year: €25

It is also possible to rent the bikes without subscribing, but the rates will eventually prove to be higher if you use the bikes on a regular basis:

  • First 30 minutes: free of charge
  • Between 30 minutes and 1 hour: €1
  • Every additional hour: €2

Taxis in Nice

Nice's taxi network comprises at least 350 vehicles which are available 24/7. To hire a taxi, you can either hail a cab in the street or make advanced booking by phone. The taxi booking app Uber also covers Nice. Note that you can also book a helicopter taxi if you wish to travel in the Cote-D’Azur region.

Car rental

If you prefer to rent a car upon your arrival in Nice, you are likely to find several car rental agencies across the city and at the airport. A car is very practical if you wish to visit the surroundings of Nice, but do bear in mind that moving around and parking within the city can sometimes be difficult. Find more information in the useful links provided below. You can also opt for electric cars rental on a short-term basis. This service is provided by Auto Bleue at the SNCF station.

 Useful links:

Lignes d’Azur – Traveler's guide
Nice Tourisme – Getting around

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