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Bus 100 (Nice - Monaco - Menton) is a very good option and costs a mere 1.50 € (2015). It runs every 15 minutes mostly, and the trip takes 30-45 minutes. It takes an absolutely scenic route along the coast, passing through seaside towns such as Villefranche and Beaulieu. (There's also express bus 100X which takes the motorway and costs 4 € (2012); ...


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I have just returned from Nice/Monte. Great trip and good advice given here. As of Nov 31 2013 the bus costs €1.50 each way and starts just off Garibaldi Square, pay cash. Also, the Nice day pass has changed. It is a 24 hour pass that costs €5 and can be used on all trams and buses in Nice except buses 98 and 99. What does this mean? The only bus that ...


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We returned from the Cannes-Nice-Monaco Trip in May 2014, and the answers given above have helped us. Although the starting point of Bus 100 has changed as rightly pointed out in answer by Ger: The 100 bus to Monaco now leaves from the Promenades des Arts stop outside the Musée d'Art Moderne/Contemporain near the corner of Av. St. Sebastian and ...


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I have just returned from Nice, Easter 2014. The 100 bus to Monaco now leaves from the Promenades des Arts stop outside the Musée d'Art Moderne/Contemporain near the corner of Av. St. Sebastian and Traverse Garabaldi. On arriving in Monaco we got off at Places D'Armes and walked up the pedestrian hill to the Prince Palace, then around to the Cathedral ...


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Yes there is a TOTAL gas station in the airport, just near the renter's agencies. You can locate it on a map or have the full description on the TOTAL website. It says it opens from 6am, but in France most gas stations have at least one pump where you pay with a credit card open 24 hours a day. Otherwise, you can pick any gas station on your way, as they ...


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As you can drive quite a few km until the gas indicator shows less than full, and you won't arrive too late in Nice, you might fill up at one of the supermarkets, as it has been said. Most of them have lanes with a cashier during the opening hours of the supermarket, which is (unless it is a sunday) until 7:30 to 8 pm (definitely in the Nice area). So, you ...


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To confirm what Relaxed said and detail a bit more on your specific situation, there are a couple interesting elements. The conditions of the SNCF specifically mention that the ticket, included the e-ticket/printed ticket, is valid for the same day after validation or after the indicated train time (in the case of e-ticket) (paragraph 3.3): Après le ...


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The closest places are in France, but there is architectural and historical continuity with the Italian Liguria (Nice became French in 1860 only!), so Italian places are worth a look too if you like this kind of places. And the train to Ventimiglia will take you there quite quickly (Nice-Monaco: 25min, Monaco-Ventimiglia: 25min). Along the sea ...


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On place I can recommend for hiking are the mountains behind Vence. It's a 1 1/2 hour ride by bus from Nice downtown. Either you climb the mountain above Vence which is quite high but stunning, or you take the route to other places in the area. Saint-Paul de Vence and Tourette are a bit touristy (specially during the summer) but the places inbetween are ...


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The train between Nice and Monaco is a regularly scheduled, frequent local train service. Unless things are significantly different during the Grand Prix weekend, there is no way to reserve a particular seat so buying a ticket in advance wouldn't really help. I was there not too long ago and I think I booked the tickets online using the SNCF mobile app. ...


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Cagnes-sur-Mer has a railway station, with frequent trains from Nice (generally every half hour). Trains take about 15 minutes, and you just buy the ticket at the station on departure. Depending on where you are in Nice bus 94 might be useful too. The local bus company has its website here: http://www.lignesdazur.com/ (Press the British flag for English). ...


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I just returned from doing this day trip as well, great advice here! So as of January 2014, nothing has changed. The new bus stop to get the 100 is at the southeast corner of Garibaldi Square (or Place Garibaldi in French) on Rue Catherine Segurane. The best stop to get off and back on the 100 in Monaco is Places D'Armes. It's right next to the Place du ...


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In general, you can always take a taxi. Taxis are around at the airport as long as airplanes are operating. There is a page in english made by the airport regarding the taxi transfer and the night fares. You can also call a taxi company like this here to pick you up in case there is none at the airport by chance. If you want to go 100% sure that you will get ...


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A couple of days ago I compiled all the practical transportation options for a Nice to Monaco trip. I though you guys might like to see all the possibilities, costs and advantages of each option. As I grew up in Monaco, I have tested all the possibilities for you, from the bus to the bike trip... SUMMARY of the information available on the link. Nice ...


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This sentence refers to traditional non-dated tickets. Because such tickets don't mention a specific train, you can stop somewhere and then take the next train on the same line with the same ticket. I have no idea whether this also applies to online tickets but that's not something you would book specifically. So if you wanted to do that, you would simply ...


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You will hardly find any petrol station in France that is not open 24/7 or does not accepts credit cards. It's paying with cash that has become difficult (and might be limited to certain times of the day). Unlike some other European countries where discount petrol stations only accept local debit cards, Visa and Mastercard-branded chip-and-pin cards should ...


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This website contains a list of 24h service stations in the 06 Alpes Maritimes department to which Nice belongs. Try seeing if any of the ones indicated are in fact on your planned route. Stations on private paying motorways are always opened 24h, either manned or automatised with credit card payments. Hence these are not shown on the aforementioned ...


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I believe that the recommend way is Park & Ride via the tram. The term you are looking for is Relais Parcazur, and there's lots of information available on it on the Lignes d'Azur site. (Click the english flag in the top right to get it into English if the page shows in French) There are carparks designed for this at the Pont Michel, Vauban, Henri ...


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Unfortunately, my flight was very late, so I didn't actually arrive at Nice airport until just before 1am. The first thing to note is that the N100 nightbus is very prompt about leaving, and at 30 seconds past 1am you'll see its rear lights disappearing off into the distance... The bus stop for the N4 nightbus is not well signposted from the airport, and ...


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Regional train tickets are valid on any train of the day when you buy the ticket at the station. You only have to validate it before getting on the train. The price of the ticket does not change over time (I mean booking early does not make it cheaper) and every regional train is the same price. Therefore I would recommend to just buy a round-trip ticket ...


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If you love trains and countryside, I highly recommend the Train des Pignes from Nice to Digne-les-Bains. This is a touristic train with a beautiful scenery.


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According to both the bus schedule for line 21 on the regional bus authority (LER)'s website, and to the Castellane tourism office website, the bus leaves from the gare routière (bus station). There is an information desk on Avenue des Diables Bleus (gare routière de Saint-Jean d'Angély) [Google Maps]. This is also the address given by LER. It is located ...


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It is perfectly possible to do weekend trips to Rome and Paris from Nice, but that won't be "budget". Both cities are expensive. If in addition you have to travel on weekends (Friday night or early Saturday morning and back an Sunday evening), train and air fares will be high. For Rome, flying will be your best bet. Check the usual sites (e.g. Kayak, ...


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The cheapest way is probably ride sharing ("covoiturage") or hitchhiking. But these options require some luck and flexibility. If you want something more predictable, take the plane or the train. For the flights, use an engine like Kayak or Matrix Airfare Search to check the possibilities. For the beginning of September I have found one-way flights for ...


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Here's what I ended up doing: I took the train to the Cagnes-sur-mer railway station. I walked about 10 minutes from the train station to the shuttle stop (because we couldn't for the life of us find a cab). Walking directions We took shuttle 44 up to the chateau.


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You'll want to see the post @Karlson linked to in his comment for all about how to get from Nice to Monaco/Monte Carlo by bus or see sncf for a train connection. In order to travel onwards to Venice you might look at going by train - since all the high speed trains seem to have been abolished on the eastwards leg from Monaco you'll have to go to Ventimiglia ...


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Saturday will be just fine, but be prepared for Sunday. Don't need to book a open return. Just mention going to Monaco at the counter. Book a day before or else you will have to get a ticket(which is quick) and queue for the train. The queue moves very slowly as they don't put extra trains for the F1 weekend. Very unlike Silverstone. Trains are packed, so ...



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