There is an excellent public transport system in Nice and a car is not necessary. The 98 bus leaves the airport from outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 approximately every 20 mins. It takes the Promenade des Anglais and travels through the city centre, and Place Massena terminating near the Library & Gallery of Modern Art Complex. The fare is €6 per person and the ticket is valid for the day. A taxi from the airport to the city centre is approximately €25 – €30. They are readily available at both terminals. The cost may be higher late in the evening. All other bus services and the tram system charge a flat rate of €1.50 for any distance at any time of day. The ticket is valid for a single journey but is incredibly good value. Buy a ticket for 10 journeys and the price is only €10. The 100 bus service serves most of the towns along the Riviera but stops running at approximately 8.30pm. It starts and finishes in the Port.
During 2018 Tram Line 2 will open and connect Terminals 1 & 2 at Nice Airport with the city centre and will terminate in the Port. From there it’s only about 7 mins walk to the apartment.
Nice railway station is centrally located and has a tram stop nearby in avenue Jean Médecin.
The transport network of the “Communauté Urbaine Nice Côte d’Azur” (27 towns) offers :
- over 40 day-time bus routes
- Noctambus : 4 night-time routes
- The tramway : the line 1 provides a north/east connection passing through the city centre by the avenue Jean Médecin and the Place Massena
- A single ticket (bus/tram)
- Numerous connections
- The first free passenger parking service
For more information (maps, timetables, prices) : www.lignedazur.com