Nice is an excellent base for your travels along the French and Swiss Mediterranean coast. Featuring excellent cafes, markets, art museums, and shops, Nice offers its visitors relaxation, sun, and relaxed fun. Use Nice as your home away from home while you explore the south of France in your rental car. Book today!
Nice is a very popular place to visit in the major summer months, so avoid the crowds and still take advantage of good weather by visiting the city in the spring (particularly mid-March through April) or the fall (September through October).
French is the official language of France and attempts to speak French are appreciated throughout the country; although many French people have learned some English, fluency is limited anywhere outside of the most popular tourist destinations.
Nice is located in the Central European Time Zone, UTC+1.
The currency in France is the euro, and credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country. Still, it’s advisable to visit the ATMs found all over the city and have some cash on hand for bakeries and other smaller shops.
Cheap car hire in Nice is available in 12 locations, including the Nice Côte d`Azur Airport (NCE), downtown Nice, at the railway station, and at Plaine du Var.
As a signing member of the Schengen Agreement, France accepts visitors from many countries around the world visa-free for up to 90 days. Double check entry requirements for your nationality before you depart, as you may be required to apply for a visa before you leave or to register your arrival at a police or border control station once you do arrive.
While driving in the city itself can be frustrating due to frequent one-way systems and fairly packed streets, Nice is surrounded by some of the most exciting roads in the world. The rate of deaths by car in the area is one major piece of evidence for this excitement, so play it safe by sticking to the speed limit and driving carefully wherever you go so you can enjoy some of the most beautiful stretches of road in Europe.
Car hire in Nice, France typically starts at around $10 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Nice:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is some seasonal variation in price for rental cars in Nice, with the price rising slightly in the summer months. However, you can still save a great deal of money when you hire a car in Nice by booking from the airport. At the airport, rental car companies like Autoclick and Budget often offer car hire in Nice for $20 and less a day. Moreover, if you’re travelling in less popular tourist months, such as February, you can often find cars at around $12 a day if you wait to book until one or two months before your arrival!
At all other locations, keep an eye out for discounts starting at 8% that make rentals from world-wide recognized companies, such as Hertz and Keddy, even more affordable.
Particularly when you rent from these larger companies you can save between $10 and $20 a day by extending your rental period to over a week.