Travelling To and Around Nice

There are many ways to get to Nice and the Cote d'Azur.

Indeed, that can be part of the experience! Whether you've popped over from Italy by train, flown in from America or driven through the vineyards, we're certain you'll like what you see and do when you get here.

You will be 5 minutes from the SNCF station, far enough to not hear the trains but near enough to jump on and off when you need. The train links are excellent and the views fabulous as it is a coastal route. Trains running along the coast pass through Nice every 15-20 minutes. Cannes is 30-40 minutes away, Antibes 20 minutes and Monaco 15-20 minutes.


By Plane..
  • By 'plane: Nice is well served by its international airport.
  • Catch the No 99 bus from the airport (departs every 15-20 minutes) which brings you directly to the train station.
  • Palais Cemenceau is only a 5 minute walk from the station.
  • Of course, taxis are available too - fares start at 25Euros. Use the links below to source a suitable flight!

By Sea..
  • ferrysavers.com and SeaFrance ferries can be used to book your cheap Dover - Calais Ferry. You can either book a ferry to Dover in England or you can book a ferry to Calais in France.

    Either use our book by route engine to find the specific SeaFrance ferry you need, or search for cheap cross-channel ferries by using our real-time comparison engine.

    • SeaFrance's ferries sail over 20 times a day, and the journey takes 90 minutes

    SeaFrance is the only French operator on the famous Dover to Calais ferry route; SeaFrance began life in 1996, taking over the Dover to Calais service formally operated by Sealink.

By Train..
  • The French rail system is excellent.
  • There are several trains daily between Paris and Nice; you can even take your car on the AutoTrain!
  • It is necessary to book the TGV in advance.
  • Useful sites: www.sncf.com, www.eurostar.co.uk
By Car & Bus Travel..
  • You shouldn't really need a car - it's so easy to get around by foot, bus or train, however, rental cars can be picked up at the airport.
  • Previous guests have recommended National/CITER as the cheapest in Nice, visit www.nationalcar.co.uk.
  • Should you wish to hire a car for only a short part of your stay, there is a car rental agency on the port side, '0033 (0) 493 564550. (Staff there speak good English).
  • There is a great bus service which is ideal for exploring little villages.
  • Bus/Service number 100 runs all the way to the Italian border, along the coast (every 20 minutes during high season).
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