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Getting To Nice Airport

Nice Airport is beautifully situated at the Côte d’Azur coast, just a 3.7 mile journey out of the city centre. Getting to Nice Airport from Nice itself and the surrounding coastal resorts is easy, as there are excellent motorway and public transport connections.

Getting to Nice Airport by Car

For passengers who did not opt for car hire at the airport, there are other ways to travel by car to and from the airport. The Nice Airport shuttle operates 7 days a week. This chauffeur driven rental service provides door-to-door delivery between the airport, private addresses and/or hotels.

The Nice Airport shuttle journey can cost as little as EUR 14.00 per person for up to 8 people, which makes this a very affordable mode of transport for passengers who feel uncomfortable driving themselves on French motorways. Sharing the shuttle with other passengers makes sense, since most people don’t mind sharing the chauffeur driven limousine on such a short journey into the city.

For passengers who value their privacy there are private services into the city centre, which will cost from EUR 55.00 per car for up to 3 passengers and EUR 75.00 for between 4 and 6 passengers.

Car hire is available at the airport via car rental companies such as Avis, Europcar, National and Sixt. The A8 autoroute / motorway provides the easiest access from the west such as Cannes or Aix-en-Provence or from Italian destinations. Exit 50 applies, from then onwards signposting will guide the way to the airport. Motorists travelling from the east should take exit 55 instead.

Getting to Nice Airport by Bus

Buses from Nice city centre drop passengers off just in front of the arrivals area at Terminal 1. An express link taking the motorway operates between the city centre and the airport via bus lines 110 and 210. The services operate 7 days a week between 07.00 am and 09.00 pm. On the direct routes the buses do not stop anywhere other than the city centre and the airport, but passengers can also take buses that carry on the journey to Cannes (45 mins) and Monaco (ca. 30 mins). The buses operate on half hourly intervals.

Passengers can only by single tickets or young travellers’ tickets on this particular service, which is operated by the Conseil Général of the Alpes-Maritimes district (effectively the County Council of Nice and surrounding area).

From the main railway station (Gare Nice Ville SNCF) passengers should take bus line 99 to the airport and from the main Nice bus station the service 98 is the best option for travelling to Nice Airport. These buses stop at both terminals and a single journey costs around EUR 4.00 per person. The services operate approximately every 30 minutes.

Getting to Nice Airport by Train

Nice St Augustin is a small railway station located in close proximity to Nice Airport. A TER train service connects the station eastwards to Nice city centre, Monaco and the Italian border train stations at Ventimiglia. To the west this train station provides connections to Cannes and Antibes. It is possible to reach the train station on foot, walking for around 10 minutes from the airport, following the directions given on this website or following the instructions given on the official airport website.

Direct trains from London or Paris for example operate via the SNCF train network. A direct TGV train will cover the distance Paris – Nice in just 6 hours and will stop at the main train station in Nice. On the Italian side Nice is connected via the Trenitalia train network that offers direct trains from Venice, Rome, Milan and Genoa to Nice.

Getting to Nice by Boat

As Nice is located right by the Mediterranean Sea, there are naturally various ferry routes that air passengers can take to explore the coast before returning to Nice Airport for their flight home. Ferry connections to Ile Rousse, Calvi, Ajaccio and Bastia (Corsica) are available throughout the year, but spaces on these ferries must be booked in advance.

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