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Nice. How to arrive by car, train, bus, plane. info, connections, distances


In the footsteps of Garibaldi!

Sea, landscapes and lots of art and culture await you in the capital of the Alpes Maritimes. Who chooses Nice as a destination for their holidays, could incur the serious mistake of labeling the city as a simple seaside resort. Nothing could be more wrong.

The town of the French Riviera is a place characterized by a splendid historic center, and an incredible myriad of museums, among the immense spaces of the modern city. Beautiful walks await you among its immense squares, green spaces and splendid alleys. And of course the prestigious Promenade des Anglais, where the view stretches from Cap Ferrat to Cap d’Antibes: the splendid, incredibly wide promenade, between wonderful flower beds and incredible hotels.



The Nice-Cote d’Azur international airport is located in the final part of the very long Promenade des Anglais, just 6 km from the center. It is well connected, with direct flights, with the main European and extra-European destinations.

By car, taxi and tram you can easily reach the center. Tram lines 2 and 3 are really fast, frequent and affordable. A trip costs just €1.50 per person. in addition, by traveling on public transport, you can help out the environment: trams are among the least polluting means!

Alternatively, you could make a stopover at Marseille airport and, from the latter, by train, reach the city. The journey with the TER train takes just over two and a half hours. Tickets generally cost € 38.50 per person. By booking in advance you can get offers and discounts.


Traveling by train is good for the environment. Train emissions are significantly lower than cars, which is why it is always better to prefer public transport.

Nice-Ville is the Central Railway Station, also reported as Gare Thiers, from the name of the street where the building is located. Its construction dates back to 1867. It is the main passenger station of the Department of the Maritime Alps.

Nice Ville is an important railway hub in the South and throughout France, with which it is connected through a dense network of connections. From here the Intercity, ICE, TGV, TER, Thello trains pass to the most important destinations: Cannes, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Toulouse and many others. With the night lines it is possible to reach Milan, Innsbruck, Warsaw, Vienna and even Moscow. To reach Marseille, it takes about 2 and a half hours by TGV. Less than 6 hours, on the other hand, to reach Paris by TGV, passing through Antibes, Cannes, Toulon and Avignon.


The charm of a road trip along the wonderful landscapes of the Côte d’Azur and Provence is more than just a suggestion. Just think that Cannes, Monaco, Antibes and the beautiful Ligurian Riviera, in Italy, are not far away. The city is also perfectly connected through the panoramic road and the motorway network.

Just under 1000 kilometers separate the city from the French capital, while to reach Lyon you have to travel about 470 kilometers. Ventimiglia, on the border with Italy, is just 39 kilometers away; along another 163, you reach Genoa. The Spanish Barcelona, ​​on the other hand, is approximately 660 kilometers away.

Hybrid, electric, methane cars are always to be preferred. Avoid traveling with polluting petrol and diesel cars

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