Car Rental in Nice, France

Car Rental in Nice, France


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Rent a car in Nice with Europcar

Nice, situated on the stunning French Riviera, is the ideal base for exploring the beauty of the Côte d’Azur, with Aix en Provence and the island of Corsica both close by. Car rental makes travelling around the city and surrounding areas simple and convenient with car ferries to Corsica and Sardinia are easily accessible.

There is also plenty to explore within the city, and renting a car is the surest way of covering as much ground as possible during your stay.

The Europcar car rental experience in Nice

There are numerous Europcar rental stations in Nice, two at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport and a third at Nice’s main train station. There is one station in the heart of the city on the Promenade des Anglais, and another north of the city near Carros.

Europcar has several different car and van rental options in Nice. Smaller city cars such as the Fiat 500 and Volkswagen Polo will help you zip around the sights in comfort. Families might prefer larger models such as the Ford C-Max, or for that Rivéria chic, the Porsche Boxster is available.

If you happen to be moving, or just need something bigger, van hire in Nice is also available.

Renting with Europcar in Nice is flexible and convenient with long and short-term rental available to suit you.

Driving in Nice

To rent a car in France with Europcar, you will need a valid EU driver’s licence.

Nice can be accessed via the A8 motorway. The speed limit in Nice is lower than the rest of France, the usual 130 km/h is reduced to 100 km/h. The speed limit in the city centre is 50 km/h, toll motorways have a limit of 80 km/h.

Motorway speed limits are reduced by 10 km/h in all wet conditions. If your visibility is less than 50 metres in front of you, the speed limit is 50 km/h on all road types.

Bus lanes are reserved for buses, although they are often shared with cyclists. Occasionally bus lanes are physically separated from other lanes to stop cars from entering.

Street parking is free in Nice, but not widely available in the centre of the city. In parts of the city there are meters which are in operation between Monday and Saturday, 9am to 8pm. The parking meters only take change and cost €1.30 an hour. It is important to note however, that the maximum stay in these spaces is two hours, so you will need to find a long-stay car park should you wish to spend the day exploring the town. A full list of car parks can be found on the tourist board website.

Discover Nice and the surrounding area by car

A hire car allows you to explore Nice and the surrounding areas to their full potential. The glamour of Monaco is just 20 kilometres away and a little further along that coast will lead you onto some beautiful Italian coastal towns.

Nice itself might be full of charm, but its shingle beaches are not for everyone. Luckily, less than half an hour’s drive outside the city, beaches such as Cap d’Ail and Villefranche are both sandy and sunny.

If you are looking to drive on from Nice, there are some spectacular locations within driving distance. Cannes (33 kilometres), St Tropez (11 kilometres) and Marseille (200 km away) all offer fantastic experiences. Just seven kilometres away from the French-Italian border, the small coastal town of Ventimiglia (Vintimille) boasts the best of Italian culture, just a hop away from Nice. Stock up on the best Italian produce from the weekly sea-front market (every Friday) and check out the remains of the old Roman theatre, as well as the botanical gardens. Europcar allows you to travel seamlessly between France and Italy in comfort and safety.

Things to see in Nice

The Côte d’Azur has attracted artists for centuries, and Nice is home to some of the most impressive museums in the region, including the Musée Matisse and the Musée National Marc Chagall. Be sure to visit the old town, ‘Vieux Nice’, where the markets and restaurants have barely changed in almost half a century.

With Privilege, be rewarded for choosing Europcar

Europcar Privilege program is our free international loyalty scheme with four levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Our loyalty program enables you to earn rewards by renting with us in over 140 countries worldwide. Privilege membership allows you to earn a free weekend each time you move up a level.

We are proud to be European leaders in car rental. To find out more about the Europcar car hire experience, be sure to visit our car rental page!

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Car hire at Nice is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Nice for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Nice. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Nice with certified commitments.