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Practical Info about Nice

Getting around the city

Nice city centre is small enough to get around on foot. Buses are the main form of public transport and cover most of the city until midnight. The Sunbus is a popular tourist service, running daily to popular tourist destinations within Nice; tickets can be purchased from a local café or tabac. Taxis are not a popular means of transport, as they are known to overcharge tourists and are difficult to flag down. The central train station takes commuters to other towns along the Riviera such as Antibes, Cannes, Monaco and more.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).


Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are standard.


The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.


The international access code for France is +33. Most public telephones accept phone cards, which are available in newsagents. Most hotels add a surcharge to calls, which can be very expensive; the cheapest way to call abroad is often with a phone card from a public telephone or at a post office. The local mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international mobile phone companies. Internet cafes are available in towns throughout France.

Emergency number

Emergencies: 112.

Visa and health information

Everything about visa and health information

Public holidays


Nice Cote dAzur Airport

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for hundreds of destinations between Marseilles and Genoa, and Buses 98 and 99 go into Nice every 20-30 minutes. Bus 98 goes from Terminal 1 into central Nice, while Bus 99 goes to the railway station from both terminals. TER and SNCF trains go to Cannes and most other main towns and cities from Nice, and the stations are within a mile of the airport.

Car rental

All major car rental companies are represented in the arrivals area, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Airport taxi's

Metered taxis are available outside both terminals, and the average fare into Nice is €23-31 during the day and €28-33 at night.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus connects the two terminals every 5-10 minutes between 4:30am and 12:30am; but they are within easy walking distance at other times.


There are a number of restaurants, bars and shops, banks and foreign exchange facilities in both terminals. Other facilities include a post office, first aid station, VIP lounges, prayer rooms, meeting points, and a business centre with meeting rooms, fax, photocopier and internet facilities. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance. Luggage-wrapping services and porters are available, as well as left-luggage facilities.


There is short and long-term parking available at both terminals. P9 is the most economical, but P2 and P3 are closer to the terminals and charge about double. Extra-security parking is available in lots G1 and G2, and long-term parking is in lot P8, which is served by a free shuttle bus.


Wifi is free in 30-minute increments. Pay-as-you-go internet terminals are also provided.