As you stroll through the expansive place Masséna in the centre of Nice you cannot help noticing the beautifully smooth lines and graceful presence of the Nice Tramway as the cars glide along their tracks.
The Tramway, inaugurated in November 2007 has helped greatly to alleviate traffic congestion in the City. Furthermore, it has led to a much cleaner environment for both Niçois and out of town visitors .
The ‘U’ shaped route runs from Las Planas (Nice Nord) through place Masséna, past Acropolis and up to Pont Michel. There are 21 stations along the 8.7km/5.4m route. Above all, trams run every 4 minutes at peak times (8 minutes off peak) for 21 hours per day (4.25am-1.25am). To view the route map touch here.
It takes between 14 and 16 minutes from one terminus to the other. This depends of course upon the direction of travel and the good news is it will cost you only €1.50 per journey (or obtain a Multi 10 Voyage ticket for €10). Good value by any standard!
Currently work is underway to extend the Tramway either side of the City. The new line will stretch from the Airport in the west to Port Lympia in the east. The first section, from the Airport to the Mediterranean University Centre will open July – December 2018, and the second, from the University Centre to Port Lympia, June -September 2019. For more information click here.