About Nice

Situated in the beautiful Côte d'Azur only 30 kilometres from the Italian border, Nice is a popular historic and leisurely tourist destination. Located between picturesque mountains and an inviting warm sea, the city sees approximately 4 million tourists visit each year. As well as its beautiful surroundings, numerous museums and a large annual carnival make France’s 5th largest city a popular tourist hot spot.

Host City of the UEFA EURO 2016



The European Football Championship takes place this year in France. In 10 stadiums the matches will be played to Europe's football crown and Omio shows the best route to each game. Nice is one of the host cities for the UEFA EURO 2016.

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How to Get to Nice

Flying into Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur

As the third largest airport in France, transporting roughly 11.5 million passengers a year, Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur is the country’s busiest flight facility outside of the capital of Paris. Providers operating here include Air France, Air Berlin, Ryanair and British Airways. Popular locations that travellers fly to or return from to Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur include Brussels, Madrid, London, Paris and Marrakech.

Getting from Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur to City Centre

The airport is within the city itself, located to the west of the city centre. Two bus lines run to the centre of the city; Line 98 Riquier, which runs every 20 minutes, and line 99 Gare SNCF, which runs every 30 minutes. Taxis are readily available from in front of the two airport terminals and will cost between 23 and 33 Euro to reach the city centre. If driving a hire vehicle simply take the Voie Pierre Matthis road, which leads directly to the city centre in approximately 14 minutes.

Trains to Gare de Nice-Ville

Situated in the city centre this station, which was first opened in 1865, offers numerous connections with Italy (particularly Ventimiglia at around 40 services to here a day). The station also offers daily service to Genoa, Marseille, Brussels, Amsterdam and Milan. There is also a direct link available to Moscow via the Riviera Express, and numerous connections to Paris, Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Raphael. Approximately 8 million passengers pass through this station annually.

Getting from Gare de Nice-Ville to Nice City Centre

The station is located very close to the centre of the city, however if you would rather not walk the short distance to the very centre Lignes d’Azur bus lines 4, 12, 17, 23, 30, 71, 75, N3, N4, N5 and T75 will take you instead. Taxis are also readily available outside of the facility. Tramline L1 will also bring you into the centre of the city.

Buses to Gare routière de Nice

Since 2011 there has not been an international bus station in Nice. The majority of regional and international buses now use the train station as a drop off and pick up point in the city. Main destinations travelled to by bus from here include the majority of large cities in Italy and Spain. Eurolines and iDBUS are some of the most well known providers who service here.

Getting from Gare routière de Nice to Nice City Centre

The station is located in the city centre, however to make use of public transport bus connections include the Lignes d'Azur lines 4, 12, 17, 23, 30, 71, 75, N3, N4, N5 and T75, as well as tramway line L1.

Driving to Nice

Nice’s geographical position, located between mountains and the sea, means there’s no motorway connected directly to the city. The closest motorway ends in Marseille, around 200 kilometres away from Nice. The only national road leading to Nice from here is the E80. Although driving into the city centre is possible there are many areas dedicated solely to pedestrians.

How to Get Around in Nice

Public Transport in Nice

Public transport in the urban area of Nice is provided by Lignes d’Azur. Their network - which is very popular with visitors and locals alike - covers around 70 bus lines and 2 tramways.

  • Public Transport Provider: Lignes d’Azur
  • Cost of a Ticket: A 1 way ticket will cost approximately 1.50 Euro. A 1 day ticket can be purchased for around 5 Euro, or a 7 day ticket is approximately 15 Euro. A ticket to and from the airport is around 6 Euro.
  • Discounted Ticket Types: Student monthly tickets are priced at approximately 28 Euro/month or 224 Euro for a year. Passengers under the age of 26 can also buy a monthly ticket for 20 Euro, or 150 Euro for the year. Those over 65 years of age can buy a monthly ticket for 32 Euro, or 256 Euro for 1 year.
  • Availability of Public Transport at Night: Noc'Tram'Bus services operate from 9:00 p.m. to 1:10 a.m. and consist of 5 bus lines and 1 tram line. The first trams resume service at around 4:30 a.m.

Cycling in Nice

Cycling is fairly common in Nice, with bicycles making up around 8% of the daily traffic. There are many bike lanes in the city equating to 70 kilometres of cycle paths in the city centre and 155 kilometres in the surrounding urban area. Velobleu is the municipal rental bike provider since its launch in 2009. It now has 175 stations and 1750 bikes across the city.

  • Official Municipal Bike Provider: Vélobleu
  • Rental Costs: A ticket to access the bikes is 1 Euro per day, or 5 Euro for 7 days of access. 10 Euros will get you access for a month, and 25 Euro for a year. Once tickets are purchased the first 30 minutes of cycling is free, then it costs 1 Euro for one hour. Any amount of time after this is charged at 2 Euro/hour. Rentals from other companies begin at approximately 17 Euro/hour.

Taxis in Nice

Taxis can be found in all of the expected areas, including in front of airports and train stations. You can download the application Taxi Nice to have a handy booking system at your fingertips or save the number for local firm Central Taxi Riviera Nice (+04 93 13 78 78).

  • Base Minimum Fare: Minimum 3 Euro
  • Cost: Around 2.10 Euro per kilometre during the day and 2.60 Euro throughout the night.

Driving in Nice

Although there are some roads in the city centre dedicated exclusively to pedestrians, much of the area is accessible to cars. Despite this it is often a good idea to avoid driving during rush hours. The cost of parking in the city begins from around 1.30 Euro/hour for a space in the street. These are often only allowed to be occupied for a maximum of 2 hours. Street parking is often cheaper outside of the city centre, beginning at around 1 Euro/hour. There are approximately 10 car parks in the city centre which all offer the first hour of parking free. Spaces are then charged at just under 2 Euro/hour.

Walking Around Nice

With some pedestrianised streets in the city, along with lots of space near the seaside (such as the Promenade des Anglais) dedicated to walking, Nice is a city that is easily accessed and explored by foot. Those expecting to walk around here however should be aware that part of the city is built on a hill which can make walking strenuous for some visitors.

UEFA EURO 2016 Host City

Allianz Riviera is the home stadium of OGC Nice. Occasionally hosts rugby union home matches for RC Toulon. The stadium hosted its first match on 22nd September 2013. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000


How to get there:

  • TRAIN: Coastal line - 6 min train ride from Nice-Ville station to Saint Augustin station. From there spectators can take a free shuttle service which runs every 3 mins, departing in front of Stade Méarelli, which is a 10 min walk from Saint Augustin station along Boulevard Paul Montel turning onto the beginning of Boulevard Maurice Slama. Chemins de fer de Provence - Train From Gare du Sud in the centre of Nice to Nice Saint-Isidore station. From the station, spectators should take a 10-minute walk to the stadium.
  • METRO: Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris: Paris Métro Line 13
  • BUS: La Ligne 95: runs every 6 mins for events at the Allianz Stadium. Runs from the centre of Nice to the stadium entrance, with multiple stops en route. Lines 9 and 10: Regular lines 9 and 10 running from the port provide connections to the bus line 95 at '"Aéro Habitat" bus stop and to the shuttles to the car-parks (south) at ''La Digue''. Line 200 Cannes-Nice Stopping at Carras, the line 200 provides connections with lines 95, 9 and 10. Football lines: Special Football lines operate for matches at the Allianz Stadium.

Matches in Toulouse

DATE MATCH
12 June 2016 18:00 Poland v Northern Ireland
17 June 2016 21:00 Spain v Turkey
18 June 2016 18:00 Iceland v Hungary
22 June 2016 21:00 Sweden v Belgium
27 June 2016 21:00 Runner-up B v Runner-up F

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About Nice

Situated in the beautiful Côte d'Azur only 30 kilometres from the Italian border, Nice is a popular historic and leisurely tourist destination. Located between picturesque mountains and an inviting warm sea, the city sees approximately 4 million tourists visit each year. As well as its beautiful surroundings, numerous museums and a large annual carnival make France’s 5th largest city a popular tourist hot spot.

How to Get to Nice

By Bus: As the third largest airport in France, Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur, transports roughly 11.5 million passengers a year and is the country’s busiest flight facility outside of the capital of Paris. Providers operating here include Air France, Air Berlin, Ryanair and British Airways. Popular locations that travellers fly to or return from to Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur include Brussels, Madrid, London, Paris and Marrakech.The airport is within the city itself, located to the west of the city centre. Two bus lines run to the centre of the city; Line 98 Riquier, which runs every 20 minutes, and line 99 Gare SNCF, which runs every 30 minutes.

By Train: Situated in the city centre Gare de Nice-Ville station offers numerous connections with Italy (particularly Ventimiglia at around 40 services to here a day). The station also offers daily service to Genoa, Marseille, Brussels, Amsterdam and Milan. There is also a direct link available to Moscow via the Riviera Express, and numerous connections to Paris, Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Raphael. The station is located very close to the centre of the city, however if you would rather not walk the short distance to the very centre there are numerous bus lines which go into the centre.

By Plane: The majority of regional and international buses now use the train station as a drop off and pick up point in the city. Main destinations travelled to by bus from here include the majority of large cities in Italy and Spain. Eurolines and iDBUS are some of the most well known providers who service here.

Getting Around Nice

Public transport in the urban area of Nice is provided by Lignes d’Azur. Their network - which is very popular with visitors and locals alike - covers around 70 bus lines and 2 tramways.

Cycling is fairly common in Nice, with bicycles making up around 8% of the daily traffic. There are many bike lanes in the city equating to 70 kilometres of cycle paths in the city centre and 155 kilometres in the surrounding urban area. Velobleu is the municipal rental bike provider since its launch in 2009. It now has 175 stations and 1750 bikes across the city.

Although there are some roads in the city centre dedicated exclusively to pedestrians, much of the area is accessible to cars. Despite this it is often a good idea to avoid driving during rush hours. The cost of parking in the city begins from around 1.30 Euro/hour for a space in the street. These are often only allowed to be occupied for a maximum of 2 hours. Street parking is often cheaper outside of the city centre, beginning at around 1 Euro/hour. There are approximately 10 car parks in the city centre which all offer the first hour of parking free. Spaces are then charged at just under 2 Euro/hour.

With some pedestrianised streets in the city, along with lots of space near the seaside (such as the Promenade des Anglais) dedicated to walking, Nice is a city that is easily accessed and explored by foot. Those expecting to walk around here however should be aware that part of the city is built on a hill which can make walking strenuous for some visitors.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Nice
Nice Ville
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Nice
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Nice Saint-Roch
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Nice Riquier
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Nice St Roch
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Nicea 2 av Felix Faure `obok liceum Massena
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Nizza, Ferber
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Monaco Heliport
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Nice-Côte d'Azur
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Power Outlet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Bus line 98 operates to the city centre. Bus line 99 goes directly to the Central Railway station (Gare SNCF). There is a regional train station at the airport, connecting to Nice, as well as other cities in the area (incl. Ventimiglia, Italy)