By the airport

The city of Nice has the second airport in France; therefore it is very easy to get there by plane from many destinations in the world (direct flights from the most important European cities). It has two terminals: T1 and T2 and a free shuttle connects T1 and T2 and Car Parks, every 10 minutes.

Transportation to/from the Nice Airport

Bus services: Airport - City centre and return

There are two buses that have frequent service from the Nice airport into the city center:

Route 98: Airport /Riquier Station (19 stops).
- Departures from the 2 terminals, every 20 minutes, from 6 am to 11:43 pm (except national holidays).
- Departures from Riquier Station, every 20 minutes, from 5:20 am to 9 pm (except national holidays).

Route 99: Airport / Main railway station (direct route)
- Departures from the 2 terminals, every 30 minutes, from 7:50 am to 9 pm.
- Departures from Main Railway Station, every 30 minutes, from 8 am to 9 pm.

Schedules and information from "Ligne d'Azur" agencies.
Phone: 08 1006 1006
Phone (from abroad): +33(0)4 97 25 89 36


Taxi services: Airport - City centre

There is a taxi-rank outside each terminal:
- Terminal 1 : Door A1
- Terminal 2 : Door A3


By road

Nice is connected to all the great European cities by a major motorway network.

Motorway exits in Nice

There are five exits from the motorway to reach all parts of Nice:
- Exit 50 : Promenade des Anglais
- Exit 51 : Saint-Augustin/aéroport
- Exit 52 : Saint-Isidore
- Exit 54 : Nice-nord
- Exit 55 : Nice-est


By rail

The national railway system provides rapid and express trains (TGV, corail) connecting the French Riviera with all parts of France and all major cities in Europe.

The TGV Méditerranée high-speed train links Paris & Nice in 5 h 30 min.

Visit the SNCF website for more schedules and to book your travel.

Getting to Nice Sophia Antipolis University Valrose Campus

Actually, the central bus station has been closed and the terminus point of several local bus routes has been moved to different locations in the city. The more straightforward way to get the Valrose Campus is to get the tramway T1 line. The Valrose campus is accessible from the “Valrose Université” tram stop, 10 minutes by walk.

It crosses the city, serves the city center, the main railway station (SNCF-Central Train Station- Gare de Nice Ville), and the A8 motorway (exit 54 Nice-Quartier Nord/Las planas):
- Departures from the 2 terminals, every about 5 minutes, from 7 am to 8:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
- Departures from the 2 terminals, about every 6 minutes, from 8:04 am to 19:54 am, on Saturday and about every 8 minutes from 9:00 am to 18:52 pm, on public holydays.


From the Central Railway Station-Gare de Nice Ville

From the central railway station, get the tramway stop “Gare Thiers”, 10 minutes walk, and take the tram line, “Las Planas” direction.


From the A8 motorway

Driving from the west on the A8 motorway take the exit 54 and follow signs for Las Planas and arrive to Parcazur-Car Park integrated into the tram operations centre. The tickets sold by the ticket machines in the car park allow use of the Parcazur service and to access to the tram line and bus network.

- Parcazur return: 2 €
- Multi 10: 10 €
- 1-day Pass: 4 €

Note: the Solo 1-trip ticket is also available from the Parcazur ticket machines, but this cannot be used to take your car out of the car park.


By velo bleu

Vélo Bleu (or Blue bicycle) is an easy to use self-service bicycle rental system. This service offers over 1200 self-service bicycles in 120 stations located around the city, and also represents an original way to discover the city and its surroundings, making use of the 34 km of cycle-paths which are already in use. Various rental rates are available for occasional or regular users, from 1€ a day.

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