TAXIS

We recommend the use The Private Taxi service of Laurent Falk: Please contact him directly-  on +33 (0)612638546 Or email: rivierataxiservice@gmail.com. Laurent or his partner Phillip are bilingual (French & English) and are decent and trustworthy. They will meet you directly at arrivals with a name board and help you to their taxi – they are official, insured and reputable.

If you have advised us beforehand they will have your apartment keys and take you directly to your apartment – they offer a VIP service.

When booking they need to know your name, apartment name, address of the apartment, arrival information (airline/time/terminal) and your contact numbers.

Please note that they are only accept 2 way reservations – ie to take your from airport and then return you from apartment to airport – the charge is 100 euro.

BUSES

Nice has an excellent bus network. All parts of the city are served regularly and – no matter where your Nice rental apartment is located, or where you’re travelling – tickets cost €1.50 apiece.

Buses also run to nearby towns along the Riviera, including St Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Cannes and Antibes.

For a full network map as well as timetables, click the link Lignes d’Azur website.

Lignes d’Azur is also available in English – just click on the small British flag in the website’s upper right-hand corner.

Most bus tickets cost €1.50, both within Nice and all along the Riviera. Daylong passes are available for €5, allowing the holder unlimited transport on Nice’s trams and buses for the entire day. (These passes are NOT valid for bus travel to Nice Airport. To travel to Nice Airport a €6 one- way ticket needs to be purchased) Children under four years old ride for free.

Bus tickets can be purchased directly from the driver when you board. Note that even if all destinations on a certain route cost the same amount (such as bus 100), often times the driver will ask you where exactly you plan to alight. On some long-distance lines, the price of the fare may change according to your destination.

Once you purchase a ticket, you must validate it on the bus. Do so by inserting the ticket, face-up, into the slot on the small machine near the driver. The machine will stamp your ticket with the time and date of your journey. Tickets can be used for 74 minutes from the time of validation, both on buses and trams.

TRAINS

In France, there are two types of trains. TER trains are regional. You’ll use these trains to hop between your Nice apartment and all other points along the Côte d’Azur.

TGV trains are high-speed, long-distance trains that connect Marseille, Lyon, Paris and other large cities with the South of France.

Train schedules and tickets are available on the SNCF website which can be used in several languages. Just click the flag in the top right-hand corner.

TRAMS

Nice’s trams provide speedy, cost effective transport for guests staying in our Nice holiday rental apartments. Trams run every 5 to 10 minutes between 4:30am and 11:30pm, each and every day.

Tram tickets cost €1.50. Daylong passes are available for €5, allowing the holder unlimited transport on Nice’s trams and buses for the entire day. (These passes are NOT valid for bus travel to Nice Airport. For travel to Nice Airport a €6 one-way ticket must be purchased) It’s also possible to purchase one ten-ride ticket for €10. Children under four years old ride for free.

Tickets can be purchased from the automatic machine found at each tram stop. Be sure to validate your ticket when you board, slotting your ticket into one of the validating machines placed throughout each tram.

Exact tram timetables can be found on the multi-lingual Lignes d’Azur website.

Don’t forget to validate your ticket when you board the tram. Insert the ticket, arrow down, face forward, into the slot at top.

CARS & PARKING

If you are arriving by plane and renting an apartment in Nice’s centre, we wouldn’t recommend hiring a car for the duration of your stay. The ride into Nice by taxi or bus is very easy and cheap.

If you do want a car whilst you are here, then rest assured that there are over ten thousand spaces available in Central Nice throughout the network of car parks offered by the city.

Parking is not cheap though and you can expect to pay around 30 euros a day for parking. 90% of our holiday apartments in Nice do not have a car parking space or easily accessible street parking.

A list of all car parks and their locations and the phone numbers or websites for opening hours and tariffs can be found on the parking section of the Nice Tourist Board website.

PARKEGO

In 2015 We have teamed up with Parkego – which is a relatively new company offering both public parking and private parking garages throughout Nice at very favourable rates.

see link Parkego we have a special additional 5% discount off already very good prices – please put gonice in promo code box.