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How do I get around NICE?

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Transports : Getting around Nice - Public transport and others

Nice is a city with an efficient public transport network that makes getting around easy and convenient. Whether you choose the bus, streetcar, bike or simply walk, you’ll find it easy to get around the city.

The Tramway

The tramway is the most efficient way to get around Nice. The streetcar network has three lines covering a large part of the city, including one (line 2) that links the city center to the airport in around 30 minutes. Streetcars run frequently, from 4.30 a.m. to 1.30 a.m.

The Bus

Nice also has a dense bus network serving the whole city and surrounding suburbs. This is an excellent option for reaching areas not served by streetcar. Nice’s bus network is operated by Lignes d’Azur.


Nice is a great city for cycling, with numerous cycle paths. The Vélo Bleu bike-sharing service offers over 1,750 bikes at more than 175 stations throughout the city. It’s a pleasant, environmentally-friendly way to get around, especially on those sunny days typical of the Côte d’Azur.

On foot

Nice’s city center is relatively compact, and most of the sights, restaurants and stores are within easy walking distance. What’s more, the Promenade des Anglais, which runs for several kilometers along the beach, is a great route for strolling and enjoying the sea views.

Cab and VTC

Numerous cabs and VTC (véhicule de tourisme avec chauffeur) services like Uber are available in Nice. This is a more expensive option, but practical if you’re traveling with a lot of luggage, or if you prefer private transport.


If you’re considering renting a car in Nice, bear in mind that traffic can be heavy and parking can be difficult, especially during major events like the Rugby World Cup. However, it can be a good option if you’re planning excursions in the surrounding area.


In conclusion, getting around Nice is easy and convenient thanks to the many modes of transport available.

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