How to get to Nice

By Air

The Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is the second largest in France. More than 8 million passengers travel through each year (of which 49% are from overseas) and it represents an ideal gateway to the South of Europe.

45 airlines make 82 direct connections to 27 countries worldwide and operate a large number of daily flights to and from 30 other French cities. With over 300 flights a week and some 45 daily flights, the Paris-Nice route is the busiest in France.

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By Car

Nice interconnects with major European cities via an extensive motorway network. The A8 “La Provençale” to Aix-en-Provence links the city on the west and the Italian border on the east. It takes approximately 9 hours to drive from Paris to Nice by motorway. The motorway provides direct access to the neighbourhood of your choice, with 5 exits:

  • exit 50: Promenade des Anglais
  • exit 51: Saint-Augustin
  • exit 52: Saint-Isidore
  • exit 54: Nice-Nord
  • exit 55: Nice-Est

By Train

La SNCF (French National Railway Company) provides 11 regular connections from abroad and 20 daily connections with the largest cities in France. The T.G.V. (high-speed train) links Paris to Nice in 6 1/2 hours.

Direct daily connections: four to five in summer, two in winter. A "car-train" service is available between major French cities: vehicles are conveyed at the same time as their owners, who travel in "couchettes".

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By Sea

The port of Nice started its commercial activities in 1749, but today has found its real vocation as a cruise port. Ferries leave from here for the island of Corsica and luxury vessels set off for Mediterranean cruises. It is located at just 4 miles from the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport and a few minutes on foot from the city's main tourist attractions and Acropolis Convention Centre.



From the airport to the city centre

  • Bus route 98: Airport/Gare Riquier (Railway Station) via Promenade des Anglais (drop off service to a selection of hotels).
    Operates from both terminals 1 & 2, every day, every 20 minutes between 5.52 and 23.37.
    Inbound departure from the Railway station « Gare Riquier » operates every day, every 20 minutes, between 5.20 and 21.00.
  • Bus route 99: Airport/Gare SNCF (Railway Station)/Airport (express service) Departure every 30 min from both terminals 1 & 2.
    Inbound: departure from the Railway station (Gare SNCF) operates every 30 minutes, from 8.00 to 21.00.


For comfort and efficiency, Nice has chosen the tram. Ligne 1 covers 8.7 km and 21 stops and connects the North and the East via the city centre through Avenue Jean Médecin, Place Masséna, Place Garibaldi and Nice Acropolis.

The tram runs Monday to Sunday, 21 hours per day.Frequency: One tram every 5 minutes during peak, and every 8 minutes off peak.

All tickets are a fixed price of €1.

The ticket price includes parking at the Parc Relais stations at each terminus of Ligne 1.

Ticket dispensing machines are located at all tram stations and accept cash and credit cards.

Taxi companies

  • Central Taxi Riviera: Tel.: +33 (0)4 93137878
  • Allo taxi Nicois: +33 (0)4 93137878
  • Taxi Aeroport Nice: +33 (0)6 62836814
  • Taxi Mariana: +33 (6)6 64263459
  • through EVER homepage.