Getting There


Nice has a international airport – at the end of the Promenade des Anglais 6km from the city centre (centre ville) – and there are plenty of flights from the UK each day. You can also fly from Paris.

Ligne d’Azur is the city’s bus operator – there are two buses from the airport. The express bus, number 99, takes 15 minutes and will take you to Gare Thiers, the main train station in the centre. The number 98 bus goes the more scenic route along the Promenade de Anglais and will take you to Gare Riquier in Vieux Nice (Old Town). Both lines start at Terminal 2 before picking up passengers from Terminal 1. An Aero ticket costs €6 one way. The regular bus, number 23, makes stops along the way but is much cheaper about €1.50. A taxi will cost about €30.


The main train station is about two kilometres from the beach.

There are a few direct trains from Paris, but the majority require a change in Marseille or Lyon. The trip takes just more than 5 hours. Check SNCF trains for timetables and tickets.


Getting Around

Nice is a small city and most sights are within walking distance.

Taxis aren’t easy to flag down but the buses are frequent and run until around 1am.

Consider renting a bike or moped.


Where to stay

Villa Saint Exupéry Beach Hostel

 Villa Saint Exupéry Beach Hostel is located in the heart of Nice: 50 meters from the main square, the beachfront and the Old Town.