/ how to get to Finale from Nice?
Going climbing in the Finale Ligure area of Italy in April, and flying into Nice. Whats the best way to hire a car? I believe car hire in France can be expensive, and even more so when taking the car out of the country. Is it easy to use public transport to get over the border and then hire a car in Italy?
Why do you think it'll cost more if you drive into Italy?
Done it a couple of times - don't think car hire is any more expensive, and going across the border hasn't been an issue, but I would check when you book.
I went via the train from Nice last year - it's cheap and quite straightforward, it can take quite a while though...
1) bus to Nice ville (every 30 mins, takes 15 mins)
2) train to Ventimiglia/Vintimille on the border (the town has a different name, depending on which side you're coming from) - regular trains, stop everywhere but it's not that far, and this part of the journey is quite beautiful.
3) local trains from ventimiglia are cheap but slow and stop everywhere, intercity trains are obviously quicker but only run every couple of hours, the route departs from the coast for a good while so not so pretty.
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