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Nice taxi drivers have the worst reputation in France for overcharging unsuspecting tourists.
To combat this, the city has just imposed a new fixed rate of 32€ between the airport and town!
: the Bus 98 used to go through the Port to Riquier, but now it ends just before the Museum of Modern Art, at the Promenade des Arts stop, or late night one stop earlier, at Lycée Masséna.
To continue to the Port from, take take the bus #9, #10 or #81; one of them comes every 7-10 minutes, and your airport bus ticket gives you a free transfer.
It will take the Uber 5-7 minutes to arrive, so you will have time to get to the pick-up spot specified by the app.
The app will tell you clearly exactly where to meet, and tells you the type of car, license plate number, and driver’s name and photo, so it’s easy to spot your car.
Going back to the airport from town, the bus #23 Centre Commercial is the only bus that actually takes you to Terminal 2) Click here for the local bus schedules (in English! just fill in the bus number under ‘route’, click ok, then choose your direction and date, and you’ll have all the stops and all the timings.
Soon you will be able to take a tramway from the Airport to town! Walk through the parking lot in Terminal 1 to the Promenade des Anglais then look for the bus stop, and don’t forget to flag the bus down or it might not stop.
You can tip a euro extra if you want, but it is not obligatory as locals generally don’t tip the taxis after getting ripped off repeatedly all theses years.
To take a taxi from Nice back to the airport, here is a list of taxi stations, or call to reserve at 04 93 13 78 78 (from a non-French phone, it’s 0033 4 93 13 78 78), and they do speak English.
Click here for the local bus schedules (in English! just fill in the bus number under ‘route’, click ok, then choose your direction and date, and you’ll have all the stops and all the timings.
For more on taking buses in Nice, including the most popular routes, click here for my Bus page.) Take Bus #99 ‘Gare SNCF’ if you want to go to the main Train Station: it leaves every 30 minutes until 9pm, and takes the seaside until it turns inland at boulevard Gambetta, to finish at the main Nice-Ville Train Station.
My recommendation is the aptly-named Friend in France which charges a flat fee of 35€ to Nice (it’s a bit more at night), has an excellent reputation, and is exceedingly reliable and professional.