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Some of the world’s best known car rental companies operate out of Terminal 1 and 2 Arrivals Level at the airport. Car hire Nice Airport is supplied by companies such as Avis, Europcar, National and Sixt.
The Car Rental Center is open from early in the morning to 10.00 pm at night. At Terminal 1 passengers should head for Gates A1 and A2 to the right of the Information Desk, where the car rental Nice Airport counters are located. At Terminal 2 passengers with an advance booking or a car hire requirement should go to Gates A2 and A3, where the car rental desks can be found.
A free shuttle bus service connects the two terminal buildings. This bus runs between 06.00 am and 11.00 pm every day. Leaving every 6.5 minutes. During the hours of 4.30 am and 06.00 am and from 11.00 pm to the last incoming flight of the day the shuttle bus operates every 10 minutes.
Passengers should hop off the bus at Terminal 2, Gate 3 and follow the signposting to parking lot P5 on foot, where they’ll find access to the Car Rental Center’s forecourt and the area where hire cars are collected and returned to at the end of the rental contract. The actual Car Rental Center is located just behind the parking lot P5.
Car hire Nice Airport companies can be contacted directly either by telephoning the individual rental desks at the terminals or by going online to the car rental suppliers’ websites.
Avis, www.avis.com, Terminal 1 tel (33) 4 93 21 36 33 (gen), (33) 820 05 05 05 (bookings), Terminal 2 tel (33) 4 93 21 42 80;
Europcar car rental, www.europcar.com, Terminal 1 tel (33) 825 810 081 (gen), (33) 825 358 358 (bookings), Terminal 2 tel (33) 825 810 081;
Hertz, www.hertz.com, Terminal 1 tel (33) 825 342 343 (gen), (33) 825 342 343 (bookings), Terminal 2 tel (33) 4 93 21 81 53; open from 06.30 am to midnight daily.
National car rental Nice, www.nationalcar.com, Terminal 1 tel (33) 4 93 21 80 90 (gen), (33) 825 16 12 12 (bookings), Terminal 2 tel (33) 4 93 21 42 52;
Sixt car hire Nice Airport, www.sixt.com, Terminal 1 tel (33) 4 93 21 48 85 (gen), (33) 1 44 38 55 55 (bookings), Terminal 2 tel (33) 4 93 21 48 87;
Driving in this part of France can be challenging and motorists are advised to keep their car locked at all times. The windy, rocky roads along the coast can have sharp bends and hair-raising drops, so vigilance and careful driving is essential.
The A8 Autoroute / motorway is the easiest route to take when travelling to the airport from the west, such as from the direction of the towns Cannes or Aix-en-Provence or from Italian border locations. Motorists should take exit 50, then follow the signposting to the airport. Drivers coming from the east should take exit 55 and follow the signposting to the airport.
It is possible to use a route planner from the city to the airport by going online to the official airport website, where a route calculator will show motorists a map, when they type in their start and end destinations (www.nice.aeroport.fr). That feature greatly helps Car Hire Nice Airport clients.