France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Nice, France




As the 5th largest city in France, Nice has a busy airport—the principal airport for the entire French Riviera (Côte d'Azur)—, direct TGV trains to Paris, and easy bus connections to nearby towns.

Aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur

Aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur, the Riviera's major airport, serving both French domestic and international flights, is on the seashore 7 km (4.4 miles) southwest of the center of Nice; 27 km (17 miles) west of Monte Carlo, Monaco; and 28 km (17.3 miles) northeast of Cannes.

Lignes d'Azur Buses 98 and 99 go directly from the airport terminals to the center of Nice, including the Gare de Nice-Ville SNCF.

Bus 98 is an airport service (€4) making all stops which travels from the airport along the coast and Promenade des Anglais through the city center, past the Vieille Ville and Vieux Port to Gare de Nice-Riquier. The trip takes about a half hour to the city center, 42 minutes all the way to Riquier.

Bus 99 is an express airport service (€4) making only one or two stops along the way from the airport to the Gare de Nice-Ville, making the journey in only 15 minutes in normal traffic.


SNCF, the French National Railways, operates trains along the Riviera, to other cities and towns in France, the Principality of Monaco, and to nearby Italy.

TGV high-speed trains zoom directly between Paris and Nice's main train station, the Gare de Nice-Ville. Nice has two other train stations, Gare St-Augustin west of the city center near the airport, and Gare de Nice-Riquier northeast of the center


Lignes d'Azur is the public bus line that connects the 24 towns and cities along the Côte d'Azur, but Nice has its own municipal bus line as well. Fare cards for the two lines are not interchangeable.


Nice's several tram lines are very useful, and plans are afoot to extend the tram network all the way to the Aéroport Nice-Côte dAzur in future.

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Gare de Nice-Ville, Nice, France

Gare de Nice-Ville, the main train station in Nice, France.

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