Nice Tramway

Information on the Nice tram service which runs from north Nice via the Stade du Ray and Jean Medecin to Place Massena, Acropolis and Université to Pont Michel. See the route map, and find out about tickets and parking...

The first line of the Nice Tramway opened for service in November 2007. It has relieved traffic congestion and allowed for a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly city.

Work on extending the Nice Tramway has been underway for some time and the first sections will open by summer 2018 and reach the port a year later.

Line 2, also called Ligne Est-Ouest, will open in several stages: from July 2018, between CADAM and Magnan, to September 2019, between the Port and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. With just over 11 kilometres of tracks and 20 stops, there will be four underground stations between the port and boulevard Grosso, with two direct connections to Line 1 at Jean-Médecin and Garibaldi. The terminus on the east side will be situated at Quai Cassini and on the west at CADAM (the Préfecture).

A third line, expected to be in service by the end of 2019, will run up the Var river valley and connect the Airport to Arénas, Saint-Augustin, the Allianz Riviera Stadium and the quartier Saint-Isidore. Line 3 will consist of 11 stops, five of them crossing over with Line 2 and six new ones. Travel time from Allianz Riviera to the Port is estimated at 36 minutes, and from Port to Airport at 27 minutes.

Practical Information

Ligne 1 (line 1) - a "U-shaped" route - runs from Henri Sappia (Nice Nord), south to the city centre and coast and back north to Hópital Pasteur. Stops include: Stade du Ray, Valrose university campus, Gare Thiers, Jean Médecin, Place Masséna, Jaun Jaurès, Place Garibaldi, Nice Acropolis, Université and St-Roch.

The main train station (Gare Thiers) in Nice town centre is a two-minute walk from the nearest tram stop. 

  • Find a detailed map of all public transport in Nice
  • For any questions about the tram and services, call Allo Tram: 0800 0800 06

Using the Tram

Signs at tram stops indicate how many minutes before the next tram is due, and once aboard the tram, the name of the next stop is announced.


Tickets must be purchased before getting on the tram, it is not possible to buy a ticket on the tram itself.

  • A single ticket has a fixed price of €1,50; it is valid for use for 74 minutes including correspondence on a Ligne d'Azur bus
  • A ticket valid for ten journeys can be purchased for €10
  • A one-day pass allowing unlimited travel on both bus and tram costs €5; a seven-day pass costs €15
  • The ticket price includes parking at the Parc Relais (park and ride) stations at each terminus of Ligne 1
  • Ticket dispensing machines are located at all tram stations and in the main train station and accept cash and credit cards

For frequent travellers there are a number of season tickets available, valid for either one month or one year. This allows for unlimited travel on both the tram and Lignes d'Azur buses in Nice. Prices depend on your age and personal situation.

When boarding the tram, insert the ticket or travel card into the machine to validate it. Failure to validate the ticket can lead to a fine of €30, not having a ticket at all may lead to a fine of €90.


The tram runs Monday to Sunday, 20 hours per day. The first departure from Henri Sappia is at 04:25 and from Hôpital Pasteur at 05:10. The last departure from Henri Sappia is at 00:20 and from Hôpital Pasteur at 00:40. 

  • Rush-hour: every 4 minutes
  • Off-peak times: every 6 to 8 minutes; in late evening every 15 to 20 minutes

There are 22 tram stations, with one stop approximately every 400 metres.


There are a number of car parks (Parcs Relais Parcazur) available next to the tramway.

Tram Access

The tramway cars are accessible to people with reduced mobility (wheel chair users, pushchairs) and for people with visual and hearing impairments.

  • The tram-car floor is at the same level as the platform. The distance between the platform and the tram car is minimal
  • Trams have large doors for easy access
  • Special areas for wheelchair users are available in each car
  • There is a raised surface-marking for those with visual impairments
  • Close Circuit Television are fitted in both the tram cars and at the tram stations

Further Information