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Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport

Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is France’s second-largest airport and has international flights to Europe, North Africa and the USA, with regular and low-cost airlines. The airport has two terminals, linked by a free shuttle bus.

Transport Options

Nice-Côte d’Azur airport is about 7km west of Nice, by the sea. The following buses depart from there:

  • Buses 98 and 99 link the airport’s terminal with Promenade des Anglais and Nice train station respectively (€6, 35 minutes, every 20 minutes).
  • Bus 110 (one way/return €22/33) links the airport with Monaco (45 minutes, half-hourly) and Menton (1¼ hours, hourly).
  • Bus 210 goes to Cannes (one way/return €22/33, 50 minutes, half-hourly).
  • Bus 250 goes to Antibes (one way/return €11/16.50, 40 minutes, half-hourly).

From 2019, Nice's new east–west tram line 2 will provide direct services from the airport to Nice's port (26 minutes), with intermediate stops granting access to other city centre destinations.

Taxis from the airport to Nice’s centre charge a flat rate of €32.

Boat

Corsica Ferries and Moby Lines offer regular ferry services from Nice to Corsica. Corsica Ferries also serves Golfo Aranci in Sardinia.

Bus

Lignes d'Azur operates an excellent intercity bus service from Nice; tickets cost just €1.50.

  • Bus 100 To Menton (1¼ to 1½ hours) via the Corniche Inférieure and Monaco (45 minutes).
  • Bus 200 To Cannes (1½ to 1¾ hours).
  • Bus 400 To Vence (70 minutes) via St-Paul de Vence (one hour).
  • Bus 500 To Grasse (1½ hours).

Eurolines serves long-haul European destinations.

Car & Motorcycle

The A8 is the main east–west autoroute linking Nice with the rest of the Côte d'Azur, Monaco and the Italian Riviera.

Driving in the city centre is best avoided. If you're bringing your own vehicle for a road trip to other destinations in Provence or along the Côte d'Azur, you're better off parking it at one of Nice's many paid lots (see http://en.nicetourisme.com/parking for a list) and walking or using the city's excellent public bus and tram system while in town. If you're renting a car, drop your car at the airport upon arrival in Nice, or postpone car pickup until you're ready to leave the city.

Train

Nice has excellent train connections to pretty much everywhere on the coast, and many towns further afield too.

Cannes

Fare (€)

7.20

Duration

40min

Frequency

half-hourly

Grasse

Fare (€)

10.40

Duration

1¼hr

Frequency

hourly

Marseille

Fare (€)

36-42

Duration

2¾hr

Frequency

hourly

Menton

Fare (€)

5.50

Duration

35min

Frequency

half-hourly

Monaco

Fare (€)

4.10

Duration

25min

Frequency

half-hourly

Paris

Fare (€)

86-142

Duration

5¾hr

Frequency

hourly

St-Raphaël

Fare (€)

12.80

Duration

55min

Frequency

hourly