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Nice Taxi

Nice Taxi General Information and Tips


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Taxis in Nice

With more than 500 taxis driving around the centre, getting a taxi in Nice will take you just about anywhere. With its mix of downtown buzz, architectural opulence, old-world charms, and year-round sunshine, no place compares to Nice. Witness Promenade des Anglais, gaze at the marvels of the French Riviera, or stroll around the Old Town and you will soon understand why locals call their birthplace La Belle Nice.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
16 €
21 €
12 MIN
8 €
16 €
13 €
18 €
18 MIN
60 €
78 €
40 MIN
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Cost of a Nice Taxi

Taxis in Nice are more expensive than in other European coastal cities. The good news is, taxi tariffs in France are officially set by cities or districts.

Base fare – €3

Price per km day – €2.08

Price per km night – €2.60

Tthe minimum fare for a Nice taxi is as high as €7. Additional costs include a suitcase charge of €2 per bag and a supplement of €2.50 for the fifth passenger. The fare from Nice Airport to the city centre is fixed and comes at the price of €35.

It has been reported by numerous travellers that taxis won’t want to move for less than €15. Although this claim is more or less true, things have improved in the last few years and drivers even accept credit cards, although they would rather be paid in cash and tipped 2-5%.

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How to get a Taxi in Nice

Taxis can be hailed in the street, reserved or found near taxi ranks. These can be spotted near famous monuments, hotels and attractions. Drivers hover around Vieille Ville, Musée Matisse, Palais des Expositions and other key areas.

Taxis queuing around ranks are the least appealing option for travellers. While it is generally true that drivers have improved their transfer services overall, local taxi companies are more professional, with Taxi Nice French Riviera and G7 being the top providers for the city of Nice.

Benefits of Booking a Nice Transfer in advance

Nice is a Mediterranean gem and travellers need time to savour every single experience without rushing. If fair prices and a friendly smile are what you are looking for, consider booking your Nice taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. We take pride in our work ethic and would hate to see you leave this seaside paradise with a disappointing experience. Because travelling with style is not a luxury; it’s a way of life.

Nice Taxi Tips

  1. Upon entering the taxi, start the conversation with the all-important greeting “Bonjour Monsieur/Madame”, otherwise the driver might feel offended.
  2. If the meter is obscured, the driver is trying to overcharge you. Politely ask to see the meter to let them know they can't get away with it.
  3. Check that the taximeter is set correctly to day or at all. Some drivers attempt to fool newcomers and quote a flat price instead.
  4. Drivers may actually refuse short trips and and move on to the next passenger or neglect to give you a receipt.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Nice

Moving around Nice is rather uncomplicated, as the pavements are in great condition, making it a very accessible city. Regular taxis, however, don’t have special ramps or seating for wheelchair users. ETSI transportation offers vehicles for people with mobility difficulties and can be contacted by phone at +33 4 92 94 42 00.

Safety and Complaints for Nice Taxis

It’s not uncommon for taxi drivers in Nice to increase the base fare or use the Night instead of the Day Tariff. If you believe this has happened to you, you should write down the taxi number and driver’s unique ID number and ask for your receipt. You can then call the company that you travelled with or call the local police at +33 04 93 53 53 53.

Frequently asked questions

Is Nice a safe place for travellers?

The overall risk in Nice is pretty low. It is a safe city with a low rate of violent crime, but similar to other big cities, visitors need to pay attention to their personal belongings and avoid certain neighborhoods at night (L’Ariane, Old Town).

Do taxi drivers in Nice accept tips?

Tipping the driver is not necessary, although it’s always welcome. Some locals avoid loosening their purse strings, if they deem that the taxi rate is already too high.

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