How Much it Cost to Travel to Nice: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2023

The largest city along the Côte d’Azur, Nice is the best place to stay for most visitors who want to experience a few days on the French Riviera. It’s a lovely and historic city on its own, and it also happens to be only about 20 minutes by train from Cannes (to the west) and Monaco (to the east).

Is Nice Expensive or Cheap?

Nice is the largest city along the Côte d’Azur, and it’s got plenty to recommend it, especially for those who don’t mind a beach made of gravel. In addition to several notable attractions of its own, Nice is a short train ride from both Cannes and Monaco, so it’s an ideal base for those wanting to explore the more expensive parts of the French Riviera.

Along with being the largest city, Nice is also the cheapest city in the area for tourists, as long as you are willing to stay at least a few blocks from the beach. There is a good budget-travel infrastructure in the city, so even backpackers can find things they can afford on a short visit.

Nice City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Nice

Population 350,000
Area 350,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$86.13
1 USD = 0.9300 EUR
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Nice?

Nice Hotel Seasons

Nice Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar32.26 - 70.97
starstarstarstarstar45.16 - 113.98
starstarstarstarstar60.22 - 134.41
starstarstarstarstar96.77 - 192.47
starstarstarstarstar229.03 - 405.38

Nice Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel18.28 - 37.63

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Nice?

Best tours in Nice

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Musee Matisse guided tourThe Matisse Museum is free to enter so these prices are for the guided tour.
adults
6.45
Musee ChagallThe museum dedicated to the varied works of Marc Chagall is also popular.
adults
8.60
Sightseeing bus tourTake the standard double-deck hop-on, hop-off 24-hour pass bus tour to all of Nice's highlights.
adults
ages 4-11
23.66
8.60

What’s the average price of food and drink in Nice?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastA continental breakfast will be included with most hotels or hostels, but if not you can find filled baguettes nearby.4.30 - 7.53
Budget lunchThere are cheaper restaurants near the train station, plus food stands near the market offering good deals.6.45 - 12.90
Budget dinnerLocation plays a big part in dining costs in Nice. There are good budget options if you look around.10.75 - 18.28
Beer (.33l bottle)Beer can be found cheaper than in Paris, but it's still pricey in Nice.4.30 - 6.45
House wine (.5l jug)Simple locals wines are good value compared to other drinks here.4.30 - 9.68

What are the costs of transportation in Nice?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center43.01 - 56.99
Airport express bus to city center6.45
Public bus from airport to city1.08
3km taxi ride in Nice12.90 - 16.13
Bus ride in Nice1.08
10 rides bus pass10.75

Getting to Nice

Getting around Nice

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When to visit Nice

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January55423.4
February56432.4
March59642.4
April62502.7
May68561.9
June75621.5
July80680.6
August81680.9
September76633.0
October69565.7
November61483.7
December57433.4

Nice Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:33am6:44pm
21 Jun5:49am9:16pm
21 Sep7:17am7:31pm
21 Dec8:01am4:57pm

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