Transportation in Nice
Taxis are readily available from Nice train station, as well as key tourist locations such as place Masséna, place Garibaldi or promenade des Anglais. Otherwise, it is best to book taxis in advance rather than trying to hail one in the street. Ask your hotel for recommendations of local taxi companies.
Walking is often the quickest way to get about central Nice. Look out at the Mediterranean Sea as you wander down the promenade des Anglais.
Buses are reasonably-priced, although they may not be the quickest way to travel during peak times. Ligne d'Azur offers over 40 day-time routes and 4 night-time routes. Bus tickets can be used on all trams enabling mixed tram-bus journeys.
Rent your car
Nice’s city centre is best explored on foot and finding a parking space, particularly in summer, can be problematic. You can expect to pay up to €4 per hour and €30 for a day. A car does give you the freedom to explore the Côte d’Azur at your leisure via the swift A8.
Bus and tram tickets can be bought at various tabacs (tobacconists). Multi gives 10 reduced-rate tickets, while a Pass 1 Jour provides unlimited 1-day travel in central Nice. Driving can be tricky during summer months, as street parking is hard to find. It's best to park in a multi-storey car park and walk to your final destination. A 24-hour car breakdown service is available (tel: +33 (0) 4 93 89 80 89 or +33 (0) 4 97 00 03 33).