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Las Planas Tram Stop

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Las Planas Tram Stop

We will be traveling to Nice (staying North west of), and am thinking about parking at the Las Planas Tram Station.

Is it possible to access the Station car park other than by use of the A8 toll road. We are thinking of head east toward Monaco in the morning and dropping into Nice later that day/evening.

From other posts it would seem reasonably easy to park the car, purchase a return ticket, and use the tram to and from Nice centre?

Advice appreciated.

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1. Re: Las Planas Tram Stop

the tramway parking "las planas" is just outside the highway A8 and located in a residential area

you have to use the tramway, just buy a special ticket for 2 euros and park for free all day

you could leave your car here all day (but not night, close at 2 or 3am) and go in nice center with tramway...

the parking is in the city so all access are possible (from highway, from the center..)

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2. Re: Las Planas Tram Stop

The parcazur ticket is 3 euros and gets you the round trip into Nice and back to the car park-just make sure you keep your ticket as you need a validated ticket to get your car out again.

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3. Re: Las Planas Tram Stop

While you do not have to access it using the A8, if you are coming to it from Monaco the A8 will be much faster and easier than any other route.

But it's also worth bearing in mind that it takes around 20 minutes each way on the tram from las Planas to the old town, so if your time is short and if you want to drive in from Monaco along a more scenic seafront route, the greater expense of a central car park can be justifiable.

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4. Re: Las Planas Tram Stop

Great thanks for the replies,

If I do park in the city, are there any particular parking lots to recommend. I don't speak french , am guessing the ticketing is via machine?

One other silly question, the A8 toll system requires purchase of ticket prior to entering the motorway or pay on exit?

Thanks again

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5. Re: Las Planas Tram Stop

<One other silly question, the A8 toll system requires purchase of ticket prior to entering the motorway or pay on exit?>

Neither in this particular case. You pay at a toll station actually on the motorway - no ticket is given. Pay a person if you choose one of the few staffed lines, throw €2.30's worth of coins into a basket (the easiest way, and it gives change), or pay by card. Don't use the 30 kph channels which are only for those with automatic toll-paying devices.

Ticketing is by machine in Nice's many underground car parks http://en.nicetourisme.com/parking/pg/2

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6. Re: Las Planas Tram Stop

Thanks again for your assistance perilizia

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