Nice Train Station Car Rental

Gare Nice Ville Train Station Basics.....

Although beautiful to look at, the Nice Villa Train Station can be "less-than-spectacular" when it comes to actual usability.  The station was built more than 150 years ago, and functionality of the 21st century was probably not in the builders' minds when it was being constructed.  Hundreds of thousands of folks travel thru the Nice Train Station annually.

Nice, France
Nice Train Station Car Rental.....

Several rental car companies offer their services at the Nice Train Station.  These would include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Budget, and National/Citer.  Each company should provide a decent vehicle at a fair price.  Use our booking engine above to determine the vehicle type that is right for you.  

When arriving in the Nice Station, you will find the rental car area at the far Southwestern end of the building - not the housing where the train comes in, but the actual brick and mortar building adjoined to it.  When arriving at the car rental agent's desk, speak to them about the specific location of your pre-booked rental car.  Generally, all vehicles are located to the South of the Nice Station terminal.  Some vehicles are located in a parking garage, and some vehicles are further South in an uncovered area.  Both areas are about 100-200 meters from the car rental agent desks.  Again, speak with your agent about the specific location, so you don't have to wander around looking for your vehicle.  Also, inquire about specific rental car return instructions before leaving the station area.

If you exit the car rental location at the Nice Station, you will exit onto Av. Thiers, and is not a one-way street - so you can turn right or left depending on where you want to go.  If traveling to the Nice coast, we generally recommend that you take the one-way street that runs away from the station, South, towards the coastline.  The street is adjacent to the La Poste across from the station (see picture below).

Hotels Near the Nice Train Station.....

The Hotel Ibis, meters away from the train station, should make a good choice for just about any type of traveler.  This place isn't perfect.  It essentially sits on top of the Nice Station parking garage, and shares the entrance with same.  The neighborhood isn't the greatest (some of the 'shops' that surround the station and the hotel aren't exactly of a pure nature, if you know what we mean) and your view out the window will be mostly of trains and station stuff, and the bathrooms are small.  But, on the whole, it's not bad.  In terms of location (and the price paid for that location), it couldn't be better.

Other Rental Car Considerations at the Nice Station.....

Just about any type of vehicle can be hired at the Nice Station.  You will find the usual rental car types (think small economy, diesel, manual-shift vehicles).  But what you may not know is that there are also luxury vehicles, SUV's, and vans available as well.  As far as rental car costs at the station, you can count on daily charges to be a little higher than you would pay at the Nice Airport for a similar vehicle.  In fact, costs may be 20% more at the station than they are at the Nice Airport.  Since the airport is only 6-8 km's from the train station, it might make more sense for you to rent from the airport - especially if you're considering a long-term rental in the area.

Finally, we want to thank you for visiting our site.  We hoped you learned something about renting a vehicle at the Nice Train Station location.  If you have something to add, use our contact form above and let us know.  We love hearing from our visitors about various rental car locations in Europe.
Source: Wikipedia Nice Station

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