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It is easy to collect your Sixt car hire in Nice with our three city branches, including desks at the airport and at the train station. Both locations are major transport hubs with easy access to the city and stunning coastline. Our third branch can be found close to the popular Promenade des Anglais. We have the perfect rental vehicle for you in Nice whether you're visiting for a holiday or on business.

 
  • Nice Airport
    Terminal 1/Terminal 2
    06200 Nice

    Mo. - Su.07:30 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays07:30 - 24:00
    Book at this branch

  • Nice Train Station
    12 Avenue Thiers
    06000 Nice

    Mo. - Sa.08:00 - 19:00
    Su.08:00 - 13:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 13:00
    Book at this branch

  • Nice Promenade des Anglais
    3 Avenue Gustave V
    06000 Nice

    Mo. - Sa.08:00 - 18:00
    Su.09:00 - 13:00
     14:00 - 17:00
    Bank Holidays09:00 - 13:00
     14:00 - 17:00
    Book at this branch

  • Nice Airport

    Sixt Car Rental
    Terminal 1/Terminal 2
    06200 Nice

    Mo. - Su.07:30 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays07:30 - 24:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Nice Train Station

    Sixt Car Rental
    12 Avenue Thiers
    06000 Nice

    Mo. - Sa.08:00 - 19:00
    Su.08:00 - 13:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 13:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Nice Promenade des Anglais

    Sixt Car Rental
    3 Avenue Gustave V
    06000 Nice

    Mo. - Sa.08:00 - 18:00
    Su.09:00 - 13:00
     14:00 - 17:00
    Bank Holidays09:00 - 13:00
     14:00 - 17:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

Sixt car hire Nice

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Clicking on the right-hand tab reveals a map with the locations of our car hire in Nice branches while a drop-down menu at the left-hand tab shows their addresses and opening hours. All three of our Nice branches are open seven days a week and offer customers a convenient 24-hour return facility. Doing an online price comparison shows you how affordable it is to hire a car from us in Nice. Our booking systems are quick and easy with a direct reservation line or our Sixt app for iOS and Android devices. We guarantee your chosen car rental in Nice category but cannot do the same for specific models. We do guarantee a warm welcome, however, when you collect your vehicle whether it is for one hour, a weekend break or longer.

View across Nice

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Our Nice car hire branches offer premium fleets of rental cars and minibuses with something for all party sizes and budgets. Economy saloons or roomy estates are perfect for exploring the town while rugged 4x4s give spacious comfort for touring the countryside and vineyards of Southern France. Sports cars and convertibles are a luxurious choice for cruising along the beautiful Riviera coastline. All of our rental cars are supplied by trusted names that include BMW, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. We also have a selection of cars adapted for different mobility needs. For the best driving experience on your French holiday have a look at our attractive range of extras. Sat Navs get you to your destination while child seats and extra insurance ensure your peace of mind. Other extras include additional driver and unlimited mileage packages. We are always happy to insure drivers under 25.

Playing in the fountains, Nice

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Nice Airport is located just over 4 miles West of the city centre. Our desk is clearly signposted in the arrivals hall and once your paperwork is complete you will be directed to the Rental Centre to collect your vehicle. Our Nice train station branch can be found in the station concourse while our Promenade des Anglais office is near the Albert I Gardens.

A Sat Nav is extremely useful when navigating the streets of Nice. There are many complicated one-way systems as well as bicycle and bus lanes. Traffic lights are very often set low on the pavements and sometimes appear where you would not expect them. Like many cities, Nice becomes congested during the morning and evening peak hours.

Metered street parking is widely available during the day but usually with a maximum stay of only two hours. Street parking is free after 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays and there are several multi-storey car parks in Nice where the first hour's parking is also free. Five Park and Rides are located on the city outskirts.

Start your day with a drive in your car hire up the Colline du Chateau with its ruined castle and viewing platforms that give stunning views across the city and the Baie des Anges. This is also a good way to see where attractions in Nice are located. While in the Old Town pop into the Musee Chagall with its beautiful stained glass windows and the Musee Matisse. Take a stroll through the network of alleys and streets that make up Vieux Nice doing some souvenir shopping before stopping for an alfresco coffee. A short drive to the West of the town brings you to the Musee des Beaux-Arts with its collections of paintings, pastels and decorative furniture. A walk along the Promenade des Anglais is a must for any visitor to Nice. This is shown at its best as the sun sets, the perfect time for cocktails.

View across Nice at night

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Nice's Long and Rather Italian History!

Although populated for over 400,000 years Nice has only been a part of France for a little over 150 years. In 1860 Italy reluctantly gave the city to France in return for French military aid. Nice today reflects a varied mix of French and Italian which can be seen in its architecture, cuisine and lifestyle. A lifestyle that includes the flamboyant annual Carnival that began in the Middle Ages. The town's popularity as a holiday resort started in the late Victorian period when it was a Winter destination only. The aristocracy would not consider taking a Riviera holiday during the heat of the Summer. It was these upper-crust English tourists that gave the Promenade des Anglais its name. Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Isadora Duncan have all taken a stroll along the Promenade.

Old buildings in Nice

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Head to the small mountain village of Eze, just off the road to Monaco. Here you can visit a beautiful cactus garden and enjoy a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory. Take some time for a hike on the Path of Nietzsche, listening out for the hidden waterfall.

Distances to Eze

  • From Nice Airport: 18 miles, about 30 minutes
  • From Nice Train Station: 8 miles, about 30 minutes
Town of Eze, France

The beaches in Nice are made up of river washed pebbles so for sandier family-friendly beaches drive to the resort of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Relax on the sand before touring the ancient Citadelle St Elme and taking a drive around the peninsula of St Jean Cap Ferrat admiring the secluded homes of the seriously wealthy.

Distance to Villefranche-sur-Mer

  • From Nice Airport: 8.5 miles, about 30 minutes
  • From Nice Train Station: 5 miles, about 25 minutes

Head inland from Nice to the hilltop village of Saint-Paul de Vence. Always an art mecca, the work of local artists can be explored at La Fondation Maeght, the town's museum of contemporary art. Otherwise just enjoy meandering around the narrow medieval streets of Saint Paul.

Distance to Saint-Paul de Vence

  • From Nice Airport: 7 miles, about 17 minutes
  • From Nice Train Station: 11 miles, about 30 minutes
Saint-Paul de Vence streets

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Tourism is the most important economic sector in Nice employing a high percentage of the population, especially during the peak Summer season. The city is also home to several large shopping centres which serve the region, these include Nicetoile, Northern Forum and Cap3000 in nearby Saint-Laurent-du-Var. Computing, electronics, biotechnology and pharmacology are all growing sectors, with many companies based in the Sophia Antipolis Technology Park. Nice has one conference centre, the Palais des Congrès Acropolis which hosts conferences, trade shows and sporting events.

Distances to Nice Acropolis

  • From Nice Airport: 35.5 miles, about 13 minutes
  • From Nice Train Station: 1 miles, about 9 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental informtion for more information.

Do I need a credit card?

Can I hire a certain car model? If I'm not happy with my vehicle can I change it?

Do I have to pay a security deposit?

Which documents are needed to pick up the rental car?

What do the various insurance options cover?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

Does Sixt deliver rental cars?

Can I cross borders with my rental car?

What is Sixt's refuelling policy?

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