Taking the bus in Nice is one of the best bargains of the Riviera: tickets cost only 1.50€, but if you buy a 10-pack you can go almost anywhere for just 1€, making the ride the least expensive in France.
Walk out to the Promenade des Anglais to catch a local bus for just 1.50€. Walk through the parking lot in Terminal 1 to the Promenade des Anglais then look for the bus stop.
- Catch bus #23 Bella Vista to go to Boulevard Gambetta and then the train station
- or bus #52, #59 or #70 for the Promenade hotels, Place Masséna, and the Old Town
Going back to the airport from town:
- the bus #23 Centre Commercial is the only one that actually takes you into the airport, dropping you off at Terminal 1 (where you can catch the free shuttle/navette to Terminal 2)
- The Nice Airport Express Bus costs 6€ and you can either buy your ticket from the desk at the airport or from the driver on board, and you can catch it from either terminal.
- Take number #98 ‘Promenade des Arts/Lycée Masséna‘ if you want to go to the beach hotels or Old Nice: it leaves every 20 minutes until 10 pm, and then there are two last runs at 10:50 pm and 11:50 pm. The bus goes along the seaside, then turns inland at the Old Town, and finishes in the vicinity above Place Garibaldi. Your ticket is good for one transfer on trams or buses within an hour and 15 minutes so you can hop on the tram for one or two stops to get closer to your destination.
- Take number #99 ‘Gare SNCF’ if you want to go to the main Train Station: it leaves every 30 minutes until 9 pm and takes the seaside until it turns inland at the Boulevard Gambetta, to finish at the main Nice-Ville Train Station.
The airport buses run every day of the year, except May 1st, which is French Labor Day.
The ride from Nice to Monaco on Bus #100 (Monaco/Menton) is one of the most beautiful bus rides!!
Where to Catch the Ligne d’Azur 100 to Monaco?
You can catch number 100 at the top of the Port, on the little side street next to the church.
The bus leaves every 15 minutes during the week, and every 20 minutes on Sundays and French holidays, and the drive takes 45 minutes.
What’s the price? Just 1.50€!
It’s one thing about going to Monaco that is a deal: just 1.50€ each way! You can buy your ticket from the driver as you board, but note that if you are using a Ligne d’Azur day pass/week pass/or ten-trip card, they are accepted on this bus only for destinations up to Monaco, so for Monaco and Menton, you will have to buy a new ticket.
Bus #200 to Antibes and Cannes it’s just 1,50€, but between the traffic and all the stops along the route, the trip takes 2 to 3 times as long as the train. Especially if you’re going from Nice to Cannes, I recommend spending a couple of extra euros to take the train and saving a lot of time.
- number #200 leaves from the Albert 1ere bus stop, which is between the Meridian Hotel and the start of the Promenade du Paillon gardens.
- The bus goes down the Promenade des Anglais, passing by the Cap 3000 Shopping Center, Saint Laurent du Var, Cagnes-sur-mer, Villeneuve Loubet, Antibes, Vallauris, Golfe Juan/Juan les Pins, and finally Cannes, finishing at the Port.
- number 200 leaves every 15-20 minutes daily, and every 30 minutes on Sunday and French holidays, click here for the schedule.
- The ticket costs 1.50€ and you can buy your ticket from the driver as you board, but note that if you are using a Nice day pass/week pass/or ten-trip card, they will only be accepted on this bus for destinations up to Cagnes-sur-mer; if you are going farther you will have to buy a new ticket.
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