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Bus passes in Nice

salisbury, england
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Bus passes in Nice

We're spending a week in Nice without a car and looking at our options when using public transport. We'd like to explore Nice and all the usual places around the coast. Looking at the 'Lignes d'Azure' website I see that there's a 7-day bus pass available for 15 euros. That seems like a good deal and I was wondering whether anyone has used this pass - does it apply to the whole area or just the city itself?

Also I wonder if it would be a better idea to use the train and just use the 1 euro bus tickets for travel in the urban area.

Grateful for any advice?

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1. Re: Bus passes in Nice

The train can get VERY expensive if you are taking a lot of trips. I had a 7 day bus pass last year, and could get everywhere I wanted to on it, it stretched I think as far as Antibes, but not Cannes. SelkieNice will be along shortly and knows all the detail, which I can't find on their jazzy website.

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2. Re: Bus passes in Nice

The pass is a good idea if it covers where you want to go and if it fits your travel dates. It does not suit everyone

The pass is valid in the urban NCA area - ie all of Nice [including use on airport express 98 and 99 ] , Villefranche, Eze, Beaulieu, cap ferrat, Cap D'AIl. st Laurent du var, cagnes sur mer, Vence and St Jeannet and some other places not usually visited by tourists

It is not valid west beyond cagnes sur mer - ie not to Villeneuve loubet, antibes,Cannes Grasse etc and is not valid east beyond Cap d "AIl -ie not valid to Monaco, menton and is also not valid past La Trinite or to St Paul de vence or la Colle sur Loup even though it is valid to Vence and st jeannet

In a nutshell, you can use it on bus or trams with a number under 100 and also on any bus in the hundreds but only within the validity zone.

The buses in the hundreds go outside the validity zone and if you get one in the zone, the ticket machine will validate your ticket because it does not know when it is your intention to travel outside the zone

if you want to travel outside the zone, ie to Monaco, st paul de vence or further afield etc, you pay the driver one euro and get a piece of paper in return , you don't validate the 7 day ticket or you risk a fine.

There are pass isabelle passes for the train within the Alpes maritimes between 1st June and end September for individual use for 14 euros and

35 euros family passes [one day ] and 80 euros [3 consecutive days] are valid all year round. [a family = 2 adults and 2 kids under 16]

salisbury, england
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3. Re: Bus passes in Nice

Thanks very much for the advice - that's made it all a lot clearer.

4. Re: Bus passes in Nice

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