This article deals with the buses and the streetcars in Nice.
If you want information about the buses in the region, use this link.
The Nice public transportation service company is "Lignes d'Azur".
New in 2019
The second streetcar line is now completely open et goes from the port to the airport and the administrative center. There is no extra charge to go to the airport and you can use any valid bus ticket to do it.
BEWARE if you use this streetcar to go to the airport. Check the final station of the streetcar you get in and make sure it goes to the airport. Otherwise you will end up in the administratif center and you might miss your plane.
The streetcar line 3 is open from the airport to St Isidore via the Stadium Allianz Riviera.
The streetcar line 1 still goes from Nice North (Las Planas -Sappia) to the Pasteur Hospital in Nice East.
In the beginning of september, the bus network has undergone major changes.
Before we detail the rates, here are the main ones:
- On trip ticket (SOLO) = 1,50€
sold in the bus, by the automatic machines and at the Lignes d'Azur desks.
- 10 trips tickets (MULTI) = 10€
sold by the automatic machines and at the Lignes d'Azur desks. this ticket can be used by several passengers at the same time. You datestamp it once by passenger when you board the first bus, then once after each connection.
BEWARE the ticket is a paper one. If you fold it or it gets wet and you can't use it any longer, there will be no refund.
A trip allows you to make one connection within 74mn after the first date stamping provided this doesn't make your trip a round one.
There are several special rates:
- aero ticket = 6€
enables you to use the 98 and 99 direct lines to or from the airport. It is sold by the automatic machines and at the company desks.
- the Parcazur return ticket = 3€
enables you, besides the round trip, to park your car for free in one of the 5 parkings relais auto-tram "Parc-Azur" provided that you remove it before the closing time. Sold by the automatic machines in the "Parcazurs" only.
- the 1 day pass = 5€
as many trips as you want for the next 24 hours after the first date stamping. You cannot use the 98 and 99 lines, though. It is sold in the buses, by the automatic machines and at the company's desks.
- the 7 days pass = 15€
as many trips during the 7 days after the purchase. Sold by the automatic machines and at the company's desks.
- the Ticket Azur = 1,50€
entitles you to one trip on the Nice transportation service and a connection in a conseil general bus going to some other cities in the Alpes Maritimes (100, 200, 300, 400, 500...). Unfortunately this ticket is sold only by the companys' desks.
Note : only the AERO ticket enables you to use the 98 and 99 direct lines to the airport. (See next page)
If you stay in Nice several weeks it may be worth buying yourself a bus card. It costs 7,80€ and then you can buy electronic tickets and depending on your situation get a few discounts. Go to a Ligne d'Azur office with all necessary documents.
If you're interested in using buses to go to other places in the Alpes Maritimes read this article : By bus - 06
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