Getting Around

Nice city centre is small enough to get around on foot. Buses and trams are the main form of public transport and cover most of the city until midnight. Taxis are not a popular means of transport, as they are known to overcharge tourists and are difficult to flag down. The central train station takes commuters to other towns along the Riviera such as Antibes, Cannes, Monaco and more.


Nice Cote dAzur Airport

The airport is situated four miles (7km) west of Nice.

Nice Cote dAzur Airport (NCE)


The airport is situated four miles (7km) west of Nice.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for hundreds of destinations between Marseilles and Genoa, and Tram 2 goes into central Nice and to the railway station from both terminals. TER trains and coaches go to Cannes and most other main towns and cities from Nice, and the stations are within a mile of the airport.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

Car rental

All major car rental companies are represented in the arrivals area, including Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available outside both terminals. It costs around €32 to get into Nice.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus connects the airport's two terminals.


There are a number of restaurants, bars and shops, banks and foreign exchange facilities in both terminals. Other facilities include health services, VIP lounges, prayer rooms, meeting points, and a business centre with meeting rooms and internet facilities. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance. Luggage-wrapping services and porters are available, as well as left-luggage facilities.


There is short and long-term parking available at both terminals. P9 is the most economical, but P2 and P5 are closer to the terminals and charge about double. Extra-security parking is available in lots G1 and G2, and long-term parking is in lots P4 and P6, which are served by a free shuttle bus.