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    Car Hire at Nice-Ville Train Station – The perfect starting point

    The main railway station serving the French city of Nice is Nice-Ville Train Station – otherwise also known as Nice-Thiers Train Station. It is located on the Marseille to Ventimiglia rail line and was inaugurated in 1867. TER, TGV, Intercity and tramway services operate out of this station, making it a central and important transport hub for the city. Although an old station, it has seen many improvements and modernisations along its lifespan – making it a great place to travel from.

    Nice-Ville Train Station is located on the Thiers Avenue in Nice. It provides rail routes across France and to neighbouring countries; Paris and other towns along the French Riviera. With so many connections, a car hire at Nice-Ville Train Station is often the best choice and most convenient. An old style building, with a beautifully decorated façade and a striking period-era clock, this station easily impresses anyone who alights here.

    With more than 65 years of global car hire industry experience, Auto Europe through its long-standing and trusted partners provides competitive quotations, convenient locations and a large car fleet to choose from. Along with standard car hire, luxury cars and motorhomes are also available. With regular offers, promotions and deals, our customers are sure to always make a saving on their car rental. Contact out reservation team on +44 123 3225 114 to discuss how we can help you find the right car hire. You can read what other customers have to say about Auto Europe's wide range of car hire in Nice by going to our Nice car hire reviews page where you'll find all their latest comments and opinions.

    Station Information

    Dating back to 1864, it wasn’t until 1867 however that Nice-Ville Train Station was officially completed. It was designed in a Louise XIII style by architect Louis-Jules Bouchot. The railway station was constructed outside of Nice city centre, although overtime the city has grown and ultimately reach the surroundings around the station. Much of the train stations original features still remain, including a grand clock, its steel roof top, stone sculptures and imposing balconies that overlook the main hall. The train station consists of seven platforms, of which welcome in millions of passengers annually.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Nice-Ville Train Station

    Due to the train stations popularity and location, multiple car hire suppliers have offices here – making it ideal to rent a rent a car at Nice-Ville Train Station. Some of the most trusted car hire brands are present; from Sixt to Hertz and Enterprise. Car hire desks are located in the main train station hall, whilst others are located around the station itself – Thiers Avenue. Auber Avenue and Rue de Belgique.

    Avis at Nice-Ville Train Station Avis at Nice-Ville Train Station
    12 Av. Thiers
    Nice, France 06008

    +33 4 89 01 50 75
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 8am-1pm & 2pm-7pm, Sun 8am-1pm
    Europcar at Nice-Ville Train Station Europcar at Nice-Ville Train Station
    12 Av. Thiers
    Nice, France 06008

    +33 8 25 82 90 21
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 8:30am-12pm & 1pm-5:30pm (Sun Closed)
    Hertz at Nice-Ville Train Station Hertz at Nice-Ville Train Station
    12 Av. Thiers
    Nice, France 06008

    +33 4 97 03 01 20
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 8am-1pm & 2pm-7pm, Sun 8:30am-12:30pm
    Sixt at Nice-Ville Train Station Sixt at Nice-Ville Train Station
    12 Av. Thiers
    Nice, France 06008

    +33 8 20 00 74 98
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 8:30am-6pm, Sun 1pm-6pm

    Station facilities

    Although the station itself has remained true to its original design, modern equipment and services have been added throughout its lifespan. This coincides especially with the arrival of the TGV service, with new machines, gates and supporting services being added. Other standard services include luggage storage, a lost and found office, a tourist information desk, restrooms, ATMs, a currency exchange office, a restaurant, a pastry shop, a Carrefour market, a delicatessen, a photo booth and numerous food and drinks machines. An added benefit is the train stations accessibility service, which can be requested on site. Wi-Fi is also available in Nice-Ville Train Station.

    How to get to and from Nice-Ville Train Station

    Getting to and from Nice-Ville Train Station isn’t too problematic with an onsite connecting city wide tram service, rental cars, bus stops and a taxi rank outside. From the Promenade des Anglais or Vieux Nice you can take the tramway Line 1 to the train station. If you are coming from the westside of Nice, bus number 12, from Comiez bus number 17 and from Nice International Airport the number 99 shuttle bus service. A car hire at Nice-Ville Train Station is also an ideal option for getting to and from the railway station and into the city quickly.

    Before you arrive, consult our driving in France guide for general advice on how to drive in the country. From local age restrictions, to tolls and road rules and regulations – our guide is extensive and an easy read.

    Parking tips

    Parking around the train station can be problematic due to its popularity. You can however park at the train stations main car park garage which is run by a partner company called EFFIA. This garage is opened Monday to Saturday, 9am until 7pm, Sundays and public holidays from 10am until 7pm. From this parking garage you have direct access to Nice-Ville Train Station via an escalator. CCTV is in operation here, leading to a secure and safe environment in which to leave your car rental at Nice-Ville Train Station.

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