On Foot — Nice is very walkable, and no point of interest downtown is more than a 10-minute walk from place Massena, including the seafront promenade des Anglais, Old Town, and harbor.
By Bicycle & Motor Scooter — Like many French cities, Nice has its own bike-sharing scheme, Vélo Bleu (www.velobleu.org). You can register directly at one of Nice’s 175 bike stands (difficult) or online (much easier); fees range from 1€ for 1 day to 5€ for a week. Alternatively, you can rent bikes (from 16€ per day) and scooters (from 26€ per day; driver’s license and deposit required) from Holiday Bikes, 23 rue de Belgique and 6 rue Massenet (www.holiday-bikes.com; tel. 04-93-16-01-62).
By Car — A novel addition to the Nice transport scene is Auto Bleue (www.auto-bleue.org; tel. 09-77-40-64-06). The scheme allows visitors to rent an electric Peugeot car from one of 50 vehicle stands around Nice for 45€ per day, inclusive of electricity, parking, and insurance. Sign-up online in advance. Cooler cats may rent an E Type Jaguar or Ford Mustang from Rent A Classic Car (www.rentaclassiccar.com; tel. 09-54-00-29-33) from 329€ per day. The coolest, newest addition to Nice’s car hire scene is NiceCar (www.nice-car.fr; tel. 04-93-16-90-36). For 50€ per half-day, visitors can drive one of their three-wheeled, GPS-guided cabriolet cars.
By Taxi — Taxis Nice (www.taxis-nice.fr; tel. 04-93-13-78-78) will pick up within 5 minutes across town. Alternatively, call a Cyclopolitain (www.cyclopolitain.com; tel. 04-93-81-76-15) electronic tricycle for a ride around town (until 7pm, maximum two passengers, from 5€ per ride).
By Public Transport — Most local buses leave from the streets around place Masséna. Municipal buses charge 1.50€ for rides within the entire Alpes-Maritime province, even as far as Monaco or Cannes. The same ticket can also be used on Nice’s tramway, which connects the Old Town with Gare Nice-Ville, Nice Airport, the Allianz Riviera stadium, and northern Nice. Tickets, day passes (5€), and week passes (15€) can be bought directly onboard buses (although not trams) or at electronic kiosks around the city (where 10€ carnets of 10 tickets can also be purchased). For further information, see www.lignesdazur.com.
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.