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Is There Uber in Nice, France?

Is there Uber in Nice, France? Yes, there is Uber in Nice, France! However, as someone who lives here full-time, I can tell you that Uber should definitely be a last resort while you’re on vacation here.

If you have plans to use Uber in Nice, France then I encourage you to keep reading and see if I can convince you otherwise. (Trust me, it’ll save you so much money!!)

Like I said, I live here in Nice and took a screenshot of the last time I took an Uber here and the only reason why I took an Uber on that day was because it was past 1 a.m. and public transport was closed.

So instead of spending around 2 euros per person to get home from the airport, we spent 33 euros.

Uber ride in Nice France screenshot

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Should You Use Uber in Nice?

No, you shouldn’t! And here’s why:

Uber in Nice is Expensive

Uber everywhere in the world is going to be the more expensive option (except when it comes to taxis, never take a taxi).

They need to make it so the driver is making money and Uber is making money. This means that you are going to be charged a lot more than you should be.

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Public Transport is Way Better than Uber

You shouldn’t use Uber in Nice, France since the city is so well-connected by public transport. No matter where you are in the city, there is a bus or metro station within a 10-15 minute walk, if not way closer.

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If you’re in the city center, it’s even easier to just walk because everything is condensed into a much smaller area.

Plus, Uber is quite expensive, especially when you compare it to just the 1 euro ticket to use public transportation.

Nice has one of the best transit systems in the world, in my opinion. It’s clean and super easy to learn how to use.

In fact, a lot of the buses in Nice are electric, so they don’t pollute the environment!

The city even has a direct subway from the airport to the center of Nice, which means that for just 1 euro you can get from the airport to the city.

That’s basically unheard of in most cities in Europe! I paid almost $20 to get from the airport in Rome to the center.

The public buses in Nice also travel up to 2 hours outside of the center of Nice. So basically there is no reason to ever need to use Uber, especially if you want to save money!

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When to Use Uber in Nice

There are some specific things that you can and should use Uber for while on your trip to Nice.

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Getting Home From a Bar

If you are coming home from a bar in Nice then go ahead and use an Uber. If you are drunk then the last thing you want to do is get on a bus and then walk 5 minutes to your house.

This makes it so you are picked up at the bar and brought directly to your house.

Faster Transport

If you need to get somewhere quick then Uber is the way to go. Public transport can be slow or late so if you need to get to the airport or are late for a meeting then you should probably take an Uber.

When Public Transport is On Strike

This happens a lot more often than you would think it does. On our first day that we arrived in Nice, we had everything planned out and were ready to hop on the tram that would drop us off right at our apartment.

When we got to the tram and waited there for about 30 minutes we finally asked someone what was going on they told us that the public transport workers had been on strike for almost a week!

We didn’t have a SIM card for France yet and didn’t have Uber downloaded on our phones (because we try to never use it) so we had to take a taxi. Huge mistake.

The taxi ended up costing us almost $60 for a 20-minute ride! Literally, every time we have taken a taxi anywhere in the world we have been ripped off.

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It’s gotten to the point that if you said that the taxi is free we wouldn’t do it.

When Ordering Food on Uber Eats

Another time that you could use Uber in Nice is when you are ordering food.

Yes, they do have Uber Eats in Nice as well as Uber, so I can get my Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks delivered straight to my house!

uber eats starbucks delivery nice france

When it comes to ordering food in Nice, Uber Eats and Deliveroo are the best apps. They have the most options and are easy to use.

Is There Uber in the South of France?

Yes, there is Uber in the South of France. The cities that have Uber in the South of France are Avignon, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Toulon, and Toulouse.

Uber is always expanding to different cities so make sure that you check the Uber app to see which cities have it and which don’t.

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Ami

Sunday 30th of April 2023

Thank you for this post! Would you recommend using the tram from the train station to old town with luggage or would it be better to get an uber? Everything else I've seen mentions pickpockets being a big problem on trams to/from the train station or airport, but I wonder if it's being overblown? Thank you!

Dayna Brockbank

Monday 1st of May 2023

Hey Ami I definitely recommend taking the tram to Old Town! It's definitely overblown, although I'm always careful no matter where I am. I take the tram there to travel all the time and have never had any problems. Just keep a hand on everything you have, like you would anywhere. Hope you have a great time here!