Public transportation in Nice

Public transportation in Nice is particularly well developed. Between trams, buses and trains, you’ll find a way to get around almost the entire region.

Trams, useful public transportation

public transport in NiceThere are 3 streetcar lines serving Nice East-West and North-South.

Line 1: Henri Sappia-Hôpital Pasteur

This streetcar line serves, among other places, Thiers station (the central station), Jean Médecin commercial avenue, Massena square and goes up north, along Vieux Nice, passes Garibaldi, etc.

Line 2: Airport-Port Lympia

Line 2 serves both Nice-Côte d’Azur airports, runs parallel to the Promenade des Anglais, then past Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen, makes a detour to Alsace-Lorraine, passes Jean Médecin, Garibaldi and arrives at its terminus, opposite the port.
Beware for the return trip, the line splits in two. Well choose between airport or Cadam.

Line 3: Airport-Saint Isidore

Line 3 leaves from the airport and serves the Saint Isidore neighborhood, including the Allianz-Riviera stadium. In the airport-Saint Isidore direction, it runs until 9:55 pm. In the return direction, Saint-Isidore-Airport, it operates until 00:00 on weekends and 00:06 on weekdays.

160 bus routes

Various tickets

To travel by streetcar or city bus, it is the same ticket.
One-way ticket, valid 75mn in the same direction (no round trip).
You must validate your ticket at each transport, inside the streetcar or bus.

Some of the main lines include

  • The city heart electric shuttle serves the city center in a large circuit, passing every 15mn.
  • Line 5 serves the Matisse and Chagall museums to Avenue Jean Médecin and Place Massena.
  • Line 12 which runs along much of the Promenade des Anglais to Vieux Nice.
  • Line 23 serves Thiers station (central station), a small part of the Promenade des Anglais to Vieux Nice.

Outside lines

These lines do not work with tickets for city lines.

LR100 line from the port

Villefrance-sur-mer, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Line15 from the port

Fares and tickets for Azur Nice lines

In addition to monthly, quarterly and annual tickets, for residents there are several tickets available.

  • One way ticket
  • 1 day pass
  • 2 day pass
  • 7 day pass
  • Pack 10 trips.

Tickets can be purchased at the agency or, more simply, by phone, using the app

  • NFC Nice Ticket for Android
  • Nice Ticket for iPhone

The phone serves as the ticket if it is equipped with NFC (contactless payment).

Book a tour bus

See also how to book cool transportation

Train stations

All the info on stations served and rail connections

Thiers station, central station
Great TGV lines (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, etc), Menton, Cannes, Grasse, etc.

Saint Augustin train station
Station close to the airport allowing faster access to the Allianz-Riviera stadium. Serves the cities of Menton, Cannes, Grasse, Draguignan, etc.

Riquier train station
Departures to Menton, Marseille, Grasse, Cannes, Ventimille, etc.

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