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    Regional Buses

    by antistar Written Nov 27, 2015

    Buses to and from major towns in and around Nice, like Cannes, Eze and Monaco, can be reached very cheaply by bus. Even though all destinations are outside Nice's municipal transport region (so you can't use your Lignes d'Azur tickets) they all use the same tariff - 1.50 euros. Just buy a separate ticket from the driver when you get on.

    But be warned - these routes are very popular because they are so cheap, so expect them to be overcrowded and late. We got stuck on a bus to Eze that was so crowded we had to hang off other people to stay upright. The bus went up and down hill, speeding around the famous hairpin bends of the Riviera, and we were clinging on for dear life. To top it all there was no air conditioning and we got stuck in traffic with no breeze coming in the tiny slits for windows. It was probably the most unpleasant bus trips I've ever been on,and I've crossed Java in a minibus with a maniac who drove only on the wrong side of the road.

    The most popular of these trans-regional buses are TAM 100 which runs from Nice to Menton near the Italian border, and TAM 200 which goes in the opposite direction.

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    Public Transport

    by antistar Written Nov 27, 2015

    Apart from the brand new tram line that runs from north of the station to, and along, the old town, the city of Nice has a transport system made up mostly of buses. Tickets are 1.50 for a ride, and can be bought from the bus driver or at machines in each tram stop. You will find Lignes d'Azur offices all around the city, including one opposite the train station, where you can buy a carnet of ten tickets for ten euros, or even a day pass.

    Nice Tram, near Place Garibaldi

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    Train

    by antistar Written Nov 27, 2015

    There are so many fantastic places to visit by train around Nice, that they are almost worth a holiday in themselves. Within an hour of Nice you have places like Cannes, Antibes and Monaco - all worth a day trip on their own. Further afield you can even make it across the border to Italy for the day. You can buy a Zou pass from June to September, allowing you to travel all over the region (even across the border to Ventimiglia) for just 15 euros. You can also break your journeys anywhere you like if you buy an ordinary ticket.

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    Airport

    by antistar Updated Nov 22, 2015

    Nice is the busiest airport in France outside of Paris, and it mostly caters to tourists. There's a lot of European and budget flights, but also a few intercontinental flights to destinations like New York and Dubai. It's located very close to the centre of Nice, so it's easy to get to by taxi or bus, although the taxis are rather expensive for the short distance covered. Buses 98 and 99 serve Nice, and can get pretty crowed at peak times.

    Once in the centre you can continue onwards. Take the 100 bus east to destinations including Villefranche, Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu , Monaco and Menton. Going west the 200 bus takes you to Antibes and Cannes.

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    How to get in and out of Nice

    by gwened Updated Jul 21, 2015

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    A nice wonderful transport hub in the PACA provence alpes côte d'azur region of France. Nice in transports has it all.
    the most is the airport
    http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/
    you have a shopping gallery on each terminal and car rentals avis, budget,firefly, Europcar,hertz, entreprise,interrent, and sixt; you find them in the arrivals hall counters open until 10pm.
    Terminal 1: gates A1/A2, to the right of the information office.
    Terminal 2: between gates A2 and A3. Vehicle collection and return takes place in the dedicated zone at the Car Rental Center, behind car park P5 at Terminal 2.
    After 10pm, To access the Car Rental Centre or hire a vehicle take the free shuttle to Terminal 2 from Gate A0 on the arrivals floor; services run every 6½ minutes between 6am and 11pm and every 10 minutes from 4.30am to 6am and from 11pm until the last flight arrives.
    Alight at the Terminus: Terminal 2, Gate A3.
    Pedestrian access: from any exit, use the sheltered walkway following signs for "Location de voitures /Car Rental Center". Cross car park P5.

    to relax between flights or on arrival the bars Phileas t1 and bar Paul t2 are great.

    There is a free shuttle bus between terminal 1 and 2, parking at airport cost about 16,50€ per day.24hrs periods. There are buses from airport to city ,the 98 stops at Riquier and the 99 at the train station in Nice,ticket cost now at 6€ with correspondance in Nice on the ligneazur network.

    bus 23 can cost 1,50€ on board but has more stops and now only leaves you in central nice at Thiers/Gambetta.from airport.

    the regular bus service in the area of Nice is lignesdAzur
    100 regular lines of 46 municipalities, also, TRAM T1, from 4.25a.m. to 1.35a.m. ,and NocTRAMbus : 5 night services, from 9.10p.m. to 1.10a.m. for a Single price : € 1.50 (except lines subject to special pricing).
    http://www.lignesdazur.com/index.asp

    there is a bus ticket info office, main one at place Masséna
    Agence Masséna 3, Place Masséna 06000 Nice
    open Mondays to Fridays from 7h45 to 18h30,Saturdays from 8h30 to 18h00, closed Sundays

    to outside the NIce area there are other bus services all explained here
    http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/Passengers/DIRECTIONS-PARKING/Getting-to-the-airport/Buses-Shuttles

    and on the bottom of above you have a great service to tell you the itinerary in the PACA region
    http://www.pacamobilite.fr/

    taxis are plentiful, outside at Gate A1 (Terminal 1), Gate A3 (Terminal 2, see them here with estimated costs to certains areas
    http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/Passengers/DIRECTIONS-PARKING/Getting-to-the-airport/Taxis

    information on trains are found here,
    http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/Passengers/DIRECTIONS-PARKING/Getting-to-the-airport/Trains

    more on the Gare de NIce or train station at thiers,official webpage
    http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/en/frnic/votre-gare/
    more official webpage with map and link to schedules on TER PACA
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/paca/gare/Nice+Ville.aspx

    there are TER stops at Riquier, Saint Augustin,Saint Roch,and others.

    there is a tramway link with bus from parking places outiside the city so easy to come by car,leave here do public transport Inside the city and go out with your car at end, this is call PARCAZUR roundtrip cost is only 2€
    There are four parcazur link with tramway 1 these are
    • Parcazur " Las Planas " : directly connected to road A8 ,parking for 765 cars
    • Parcazur " Pont-Michel " : directly link to terminus Pont-Michel, allows access to city center by tramway or bus, parking for 260 cars .
    • Parcazur " Saint Jean d’Angély " : located in the new district of Saint Jean d’Angély and link to the station " Vauban ". Its an additional parking area for 150 cars link to terminus Pont- Michel.
    • Parcazur " Palais des Expositions " : located at level or niveau 3 of the public parking Acropolis – Jean Bouin, it is connected directly to tramway station "Palais des Expositions ". parking for 386 cars
    . Parcazur "Saint Augustin" : located along the route de Grenoble, between the pont Saint-Augustin and the MIN, it is dedicated to users of the public transport coming on the west of the city. parking for 184 cars

    tramway cost 1,50 and line 1 stations are in this pdf file
    thermo tram 06 2013 (V2).pdf
    there is a line west east Under construction of the tramway line expected completion is for end 2017
    http://tramway.nice.fr/

    innovation in car park, with parking meters from 1,30€ first hour 2,60 from second hour all payable in cash or,cc
    PArking one hour for free in 10 parking garages ,these are Promenade des Arts, Palais de la Méditerrannée , Corvésy, Palais Masséna, Palmeira, Les Bosquets, Marshall, Palais de Justice, Saleya,and Saint Roch. with palais de la Méditerranée and Nice Etoile my favorites. here are the rest from the city page
    http://www.nice.fr/Transport/Parking-auto

    there are lines of Vélo or bicycles, the circuits are here in pdf files
    http://www.nice.fr/Transport/Le-velo/Plan-du-reseau

    this link will help you trace your routing/itinerary in the department 06 alpes maritimes,where Nice is located
    http://www.ceparou06.fr/index.asp
    For the nearby communities such as Tourrette-sur-Loup,Gourdon,Biot,Antibes.
    http://www.envibus.fr/ligne.asp

    regional bus lines in the dept 06 are found here
    http://www.info-ler.fr/

    the SNCF bus IDBUS service to Genova and Milan Italy
    http://fr.idbus.com/fr/line/nice-g%AAnes

    possible to do links as far as Marseille with the Var department 83 bus service
    http://www.varlib.fr/ri/?comDep=06088&pointDep=1104%24Aeroport+Terminaux+1%242%2406088&numDep=0&comArr=13055&pointArr=1127%24Halte+Routiere+Sud%242%2413055&numArr=0&laDate=03%2F03%2F2014&lHeure=08&laMinute=30&leMeridien=&typeDate=68&critereRI=1&rub_code=4&laction=synthese&search=Trouver%20un%20trajet&ItiPref_vls=0&ItiPref_velo=0&ItiPref_velo_secure=0&ItiPref_velo_distance=5&ItiPref_covp=0&ItiPref_voiture=0&ItiPref_voiture_distance=20&noscript=0

    I come here often , usually by airplane but sometimes by train in a couple times by car. Great hub to move out and see the wonders of PACA!

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    Easy mobility guide - PASS Isabelle

    by Muscovite Updated May 26, 2015

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    I used PASS Isabelle last time I was in Nice, and I hope to be able to do so this time, too – I find it very cost-effective.

    PASS Isabelle is a special tariff for local trains (TER stands for ‘Transport express régional’) in Côte d'Azur. It runs from Fréjus to Ventimiglia, from Cannes to Grasse, from Nice to Tende and Vievola and everywhere in between.
    The tariff is 14 euro = 1 person, and you can ride as many trains as you like – or can, for a whole day.
    A bit disappointing is that the offer runs only from June 1st to September 30th.
    Note:
    you can only buy it the same day, as far as I know. The good news is that the blue-and-yellow vendor machines will gladly help you (provided your card is chipped) - no need to queue to the cashier’s.

    Even better so if you are a family of 4 (including 2 children under 16):
    You can opt for one of two formulas Isabelle Family Pass:
    1 day (€ 35)
    or
    3 consecutive days (80 €).
    Isabelle Family Pass is valid all year round!

    *You know why I think it may be interesting for senior citizens or anyone with reduced mobility?
    My mother is 76, and although she had successfully climbed to Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, it’s never wise to try nature to the limits. She therefore took a day railway trip from Nice to Tende, from there to Ventimiglia and back to her base in Nice, enjoying the scenery without any tiresome treks.

    Disclaimer:
    The fare on the photo is from year 2011 – mind inflation!
    P.S. Year 2015
    Isabelle reinvented herself into 'ZOU'

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    AIRPORT TO NICE CENTER

    by Elainehead Updated Oct 15, 2014

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    BUS LINE: 23 - Saint Maurice

    Departs from: Terminal 1 - quai 6

    RATES

    SOLO Voyage (One-way single trip): 1,50 Euro

    Total trip time: Around 45 minutes depending on the traffic.

    SCHEDULE

    From Monday to Friday : Every 12 mn from 06.00 to 20.50

    Saturday : Every 14 mn from 06.30 to 20.50

    Sunday and holidays : Every 17 mn from 06.59 to 19.55

    Check the bus map network to know if it's the right bus line to get to your destination.

    ANOTHER OPTION if you're not caring a lot of luggage is to walk to the bus stop "Aéroport/Promenade" (same sidewalk as the airport) on the main boulevard just outside the airport). Leave Terminal 1 by the bus terminal and go towards the main boulevard (go to the left side of the bridge, where you'll see a stone path). There is a stone path leading to the bus stop/main boulevard. Take one of the buses that goes to "Gare Routière" or "Nice Centre" (buses 52, 59, 70, 94 - bus fare: 1,50 Euro). Certain buses won't take any passegers (only drops off) such as n° 217, 200, 400, 500.

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    Vélo Bleu (self-service bicycle rental)

    by Elainehead Updated Oct 15, 2014

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    This kind of service isn't recommended for long rides. If you want to rent one bicycle for longer trips, try a proper bicycle rental place.

    In the spirit of Paris-Nice ciclying race, my husband and I decided to try out renting the Vélo Bleu. It's easier renting them than before, because now you'll find a terminal machine for credit cards in a few stations (Old town [next to tram station Cathedrale Vieille-Ville], Place Massena, Gambetta [on Promenade des Anglais], Carras beach [on Promenade des Anglais], Saint Laurent du Var [in front of the tourist board] ), you no longer need to make a call to give your credit card number. Instructions are available in French, English and Italian. The first thing to do is choose your language, so type 1, 2 or 3, then what kind of plan (1-day for 1 € or 1 week for 5 €), how many bicycles (maximum of 5), date and month of your birth, a phone number (mobile number), your credit card and of course, your pin code to validate the registration fee* and the security deposit** of 150 € (per bicycle). As soon as you finish the procedure, you'll get your ticket with your access code.

    Each machine holds 3 bicycles, so make sure you choose the right one. Before choosing your bicycle, check if it's in good condition first and that everything is working (brakes, tires, seat, etc), then adjust the saddle. If you do it before activating the screen, it'll save you a few minutes. Activate the screen and follow the instructions. The options will be: rent a bicycle, return one, retrieve the cable lock's 4-digit combination, search for the nearest station (bicycles or space availability).

    *Keep in mind that the rate (1€=1 day, 5€=1 week, etc) IS ONLY the registration fee and IF you do not plug in your bicycle at another station before 30 minutes of use, you'll have to pay 1 € (don't forget the 1 € for the registration fee as well!) for the next 30 minutes, and the next hour 2 € more.

    For example, if you chose the 1-day option for 1€ but want to avoid paying more than that, you'll have to go to another station before 30 minutes of use, return the bicycle and pick up the same one or a new one. Then repeat the same procedure before 30 minutes of use, in another station. If the station is full, go to another one. That's why always leave enough time in order to avoid the penalty fee.

    **NOTICE: There's a security deposit of 150 € (pre-authorization) per biclycle, so to avoid the frustration of having your credit card blocked, always ensure your credit limit is available prior to renting a Vélo Bleu.

    You'll also find Vélo Bleu stations in Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-mer.

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    Train des Merveilles

    by Muscovite Updated Sep 20, 2014

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    I've got to edit this tip because we may have seen the last of those mountain trains.

    I suspected something goes wrong when they gave me an amateur-looking sheet of paper with the timetable at the Tourist Office in Nice, as no normal little booklet was available at the station.
    But when I got to Vintimiglia in a completely different matter, I got to know accidentally that this route was nearly laid of (in high tourist season!), then put back into operation September 1st, but stil its future is quite uncertain.
    I was just about to make a long visit to Tende - one of the pilots of Normandie-Nieman comes from Tende and is buried there, I am writing about this story on my Moscow page.
    And how am I supposed to do it now - by taxi?..

    As of year 2012:
    You may want to try Train des Merveilles, it will take you to Sospel, Breil-sur-Roya and Tende.
    They even have guiding in English - and French, too, if you take the 9 a.m. train, very informative.
    Be sure to come early - lots of people on the train.

    If you want to make a full-day trip and visit Vintmille, too, Pass ZOU may come in handy. Unlimited travel 'Fréjus à Vintimille, de Cannes à Grasse et de Nice à Tende & Vievola' - that means everywhere along the coast and into the mountains, costs 15 euro, valid 1 day
    Highly recommend!

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    Chemins de Fer de Provence

    by Muscovite Updated Aug 7, 2014

    I had been planning this trip for years, first was uncertain, then they went into lengthy construction works...
    And it proved wise: last year I enjoyed the brand-new train - compare the old dull bluish carriages with these joyful local colours!
    For more photos see Chemins de Fer de Provence

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    bus from Nice 82 and 100 will do to Eze

    by gwened Updated Jun 8, 2014

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    very easy by bus, nice little village, will love it. Dont know your condition on climbing but its doable.

    http://www.eze-riviera.com/emotions/deplacement/accueil_deplacement.htm

    The site above will tell you the buses in the village and to from Nice the main hub of transport in the area.

    and more here
    http://www.frenchriviera-tourism.com/get-informed/getting-around-the-cote-d-azur-06_2706.html

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    Nice to Cannes and Antibes

    by lotharscheer Updated May 29, 2014

    Cheaper but more slow than the train is the bus nr. 200, about 1 hour to Antibes and 1.5 hours to Cannes, between 2 and 4 buses per hour, starting at Avenue Felix Faure and Rue Alberti (station Bermond), stops also at the Promenade des Anglaise (Boulevard Gambetta), continues to Cagnes sur Mer, Antibes and Cannes Gare Routiere next to train station.
    http://www.cg06.fr/fr/servir-les-habitants/deplacements/transport-collectifs/lignes-et-horaires/lignes-et-horaires/

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    Bus to Eze

    by lotharscheer Updated May 29, 2014

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    Bus 82 and 112 (continues to Monaco) go to Eze about every hour. They start at Nice Vauban (Gare Routiere Saint-Jean d'Angély), go by there by tram T1 to Vauban, walk about 200 meter past a parking lot and throu a railway underpass, the bus will be at the 2. peron after the underpass. They have also a stop at Place Garibaldi / Rue Catherine Segurane, but you might not be able to get a seat there.

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    To the Airport by bus

    by lotharscheer Updated May 29, 2014

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    Bus 23 goes from Fallon des Fleurs, Gare SNCF, Boulevard Gambetta and Rue Dante to the Airport terminal T 1, € 1,50.
    Bus 98 goes from Riquier, Avenue Felix Faure and Rue Alberti (station Bermond), stops also at the Promenade des Anglaise and Boulevard Gambetta to the Airport terminal T 1 and 2, € 6 including transfer with other Lignes d'Azur buses.
    Bus 99 goes from Nice Gare SNCF, Avenue Thiers and Boulevard Gambetta to the Airport terminal T 1 and 2, € 6 including transfer with other Lignes d'Azur buses.
    You can get the € 6 airport, € 1,50 single tickets and € 5 unlimited one day travel at the busdriver of most Ligne d'Azure buses and at vending machines. Don´t forget to validate your ticket.

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    You must validate your bus tickets!

    by NiceLife Updated Apr 30, 2014

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    A raft of warnings that spot- fines have been upped for improper use of bus tickets. They do have inspectors and I have seen people thrown off the bus for ticket infractions. A few simple rules will help avoid any unpleasant suprises.

    1. Fines for travelling without a ticket. You are expected to pay for a ticket - its incredibly cheap - pay the driver on entry.

    2. Fines for overstaying your destination. Not a good idea.

    3. Fines for having an out of date ticket. Not a good idea.

    4. Fines for failing to validate your ticket. Because you can make further connecting bus journeys free within 74 minutes, provided it does not constitute a return journey, the system depends on date and time stamping of tickets by popping them in the little machine by the bus entrance.
    On-board inspections are becoming commonplace and the French are very keen on fines on the spot.

    The tram has more of an honour system since you can't pay the driver, so you need to buy a ticket before boarding, and validate with the on-board machines, which makes an audible sound according to whether the ticket is valid or not. The inspection system consist of a swarm of maybe a dozen uniformed inspectors who gather at tram-stops to check people on dismounting. Crude but effective.

    Validate your bus tickets!

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    May 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Hello everybody, can I use "One day pass" to take bus 100, 82 and 400?

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