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Arriving -- Trains arrive at the city’s main station, Gare Nice-Ville, avenue Thiers. From here you can take trains to Cannes for 6.80€, Monaco for 3.80€, and Antibes for 4.50€, with easy connections to Paris, Marseille, and anywhere else along the Mediterranean coast.

Buses (www.lignesdazur.com; tel. 08-10-06-10-06) to towns east, including Monaco (no. 100) depart from place Garibaldi; to towns west, including Cannes (no. 200) from Jardin Albert I.

Transatlantic and intercontinental flights land at Aéroport Nice–Côte d’Azur (www.nice.aeroport.fr; tel. 08-20-42-33-33). From there, municipal bus nos. 98 and 99 depart at 20-minute intervals for the Port and Gare Nice-Ville, respectively; the one-way fare is 6€. Taxis are not cheap. A ride from the airport to the city center costs between 35€ and 40€ each way. Trip time is about 20 minutes.

 

Ferryboats operated by Trans-Côte d’Azur (www.trans-cote-azur.com; tel. 04-92-00-42-30), on quai Lunel on Nice’s port, link the city with Île Ste-Marguerite from June to September and St-Tropez from June through August.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.