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Nice

Getting around

Bus & tram

Bus

Local buses are handled by Ligne d’Azur (www.lignedazur.com). Fares are €1.30/4/20 for a single fare/day pass/17 rides. All tickets can be purchased on the bus. After you time-stamp your ticket, it’s valid for one hour and can be used for one transfer or return.

Buses are rerouted while the tramway’s under construction, so you may find it’s quicker to walk to destinations within Nice’s city centre. Four night buses (N1, N2, N3 and N4) run north, east and west from place Masséna every half-hour from 9.10pm until 2am.

Tram

By the time you’re reading this, sections of Nice’s brand new tram system should be operational, following lengthy delays. For updates on construction, traffic rerouting and proposed tram stops, check www.tramway-nice.org.

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Car & motorcycle

Easycar (in London 44-0906 33 33 33 3; www.easycar.com) rents out subcompacts from Nice starting from €62 per day, including 100km. Cars must be reserved either on the website or through its London call centre.

Holiday Bikes (04 93 16 01 62; 34 av Auber; closed noon-2pm & Sun) rents 50cc scooters for €26 a day, and 125cc motorcycles for €51 a day; as well as bicycles from €14 a day, and small cars for €58 a day. There’s a hefty security deposit.

Also try the following places:

Budget av Gustave V (04 97 03 35 03; 1bis av Gustave V); Auber branch (38 av Auber)

JML (04 93 16 07 00; fax 04 93 16 07 48; 34 av Auber)

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Local transport

Taxi

To avoid getting taken for a ride (as it were), make sure the driver is using the meter and applying the right rate, clearly outlined in a laminated card that they’re required to display. There are taxi stands right outside the Gare Nice Ville and on av Félix Faure close to place Masséna; otherwise you can order one on 04 93 13 78 78.

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