How to get to Nice from the airport?

The article is about how to get to Nice from Côte d'Azur Airport: timetable, distance, travel time, stops, and costs

How to get from Nice airport to the city independently?

It is possible to get from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport to the city center by express bus, city bus, train, transfer or taxi. You can also rent a car without a driver. The express bus reaches Nice in 20-30 minutes, and a ticket costs 6 euro. It is cheaper to travel by city bus - 1,50 euro for a trip. However, you will spend a little more than 30 minutes on the way. The least convenient option is the train: in order to get on it, you will have to cover additional 1,2 kilometers to get to the train station. A ticket costs 2,50 euro, and the trip including the way to the station and waiting time will take you approximately 35 minutes. By taxi or transfer, you can get there in 10 minutes at the minimum price of 39 euro. The distance from Nice to the airport is only 7 kilometers.

A daily ticket within Nice costs 5 euro. Although it is valid for trips from and to the airport, it is better to purchase it for long-distance trips within the city. By the way, public transport from Côte d'Azur air hub to the city stop operating closer to the midnight, and only the bus N4 (Noctambus Ouest) keeps running. It runs to Promenade des Arts stop approximately from 21:00 to 01:30. The rest of time, only taxi and transfers are available. Those who plan to leave Nice by train for Cannes, Monaco, Paris or Moscow, choose as a rule to get to the train station first.

Nice: the luxurious vacation in the French Riviera

Nice is a Mediterranean city and port in the south of France, one of the main resorts of Côte d'Azur. The most touristic district of the city is Old Nice. It is here where the main sights are situated: Nice Cathedral (Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice), Palais Communal, the Senate, squares of Saleya and Saint-François. The flower market of Cours Saleya is truly a city's pearl. Here, apart from flowers, one can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, and spices.

Train to Nice from the airport

Train to Nice from the airport
Cost

2,5 euro

Waiting time

15 min

Travel time

20 min

Clients

Solo travelers

There is no direct train to Nice from the airport. The railway station is 1,2 kilometers away from the airport. One will have to walk to get to it or take the bus 1А, 1В or 200. The cost of a train ticket is 2,50 euro. By train, you can get to Nice main train station. The way from the airport to the city including the walk to the train station and wait time will take around 35 minutes. Although trains run from 6 am to 10 pm, you will be able to buy tickets only between 08:00 and 19:30.
From Nice train station, one can travel even to Moscow. It is better to check timetables and ticket prices in advance.

Train from the airport to Nice:

from Gare Nice St Augustin station to Gare Nice Ville train station

Timetable:

from 06:00 to 22:00

Route:

Gare Nice St Augustin station - Nice Central train station (Gare Nice Ville)

Travel time:

20 min (15 min — a walk to St Augustin train station, 5 min — a trip to Nice Central train station)

Waiting time:

15min

Comfort level:

Average: standard seats; shelves for hand luggage

Cost:

2,5 euro

Clients:

Families without children; young tourists; travelers without large luggage; those arriving at night

How to find the train station near the airport to get to Nice:

From parking lot near the terminal (to the left of the exit), go to the Rene Cassin boulevard. Walk along the boulevard past Park Inn by Radisson hotel and further to the Avenue Edouard Grinda.

Express bus to Nice from the airport

Express bus to Nice from the airport
Cost

6 euro

Waiting time

20 min

Travel time

20-30 min

Clients

Couple

Every 20 minutes, express buses N 98 and 99 depart from the airport to Nice. The bus N98 runs to the Eastern train station (Gare de Nice Riquier), and N 99 goes without stops to the main train station Gare Nice Ville. The trip will take you approximately 40–50 minutes including waiting time and will cost 6 euro. Ticket offices are at the exit from arrivals area. Do not forget to validate your ticket.

Express bus from the airport to Nice:

Express buses N 98 and 99

Timetable:

N 98 — from 05:57 to 23:50
N 99 — from 08:00 to 21:00

Route:

N 98 — Airport- Easter train station (Gare de Nice Riquier)
N 99 — Airport- Main train station (Gare Nice Ville)

Travel time:

20-30 minutes

Waiting time:

20 minutes

Comfort level:

Average: standard seats, air-conditioner, shelves for hand luggage

Cost:

6 euro

Clients:

young couples; solo travelers; tourists with children older than 6 y.o.; travelers without large luggage

How to find the bus stop at Nice Airport:

Express buses depart from the Terminal 1 (platform 1) and Terminal 2 (platform 5).

City bus to Nice from the airport

City bus to Nice from the airport
Cost

1,5 euro

Waiting time

10–15 min

Travel time

1 h

Clients

Solo travelers

City buses N 52, 59, 70 run via the Aeroport/Promenade top near the Terminal 1 to Nice center (stops Station J.C. Bermond or Trésorerie). The trip to the city will take you a bit more than an hour, and the price will make 1,50 euro.

City buses to Nice:

city buses N 52, 59, 70

Timetable of city buses to Nice:

from 07:00 to 01:00

Route:

N 52 — Aeroport/Promenade–Ferber–Carras–Sainte-Hélène–Fabron Musée d'Art Naïf–Lenval–Magnan–Grosso–CUM Gambetta–Congrès–Albert 1er–Alberti–Alberti/Gioffredo–Station J.C. Bermond
N 59, 70 — Aeroport/Promenade–La Vallière–Ferber –Sainte-Hélène–Fabron Musée d'Art Naïf–Lenval–Magnan–Grosso CUM–Gambetta–Rivoli–Grimaldi–J. Médecin / Hôtel des Postes–Wilson–Trésorerie

Travel time:

1 h

Waiting time:

10-15 min

Comfort level:

Average: standard seats, shelves for hand baggage

Cost:

1,5 euro

Clients:

A young couple; solo travelers; tourists with children older than 6 y.o.; travelers without large baggage

How to find the bus stop at Nice Airport:

Go out of the arrivals terminal and go straight to the road through the parking lot.

Taxi and transfer to Nice from the airport

Taxi and transfer to Nice from the airport
Cost

from 39 euro

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

10min

Clients

Family

If you are arriving at night, this will be the most convenient variant to get to the city. Especially, if you are with a child or do not want to plan a route with changes. A trip from the airport to Nice by transfer or taxi will take around 10 minutes and cost 39 euro.

Timetable:

24h

Route:

from Nice Airport to hotel or any address

Travel time:

10min

Waiting time:

Taxi cabs are provided in the order, so waiting time will make 10-15 minutes.
A driver of the transfer booked in advanced will wait for you at the arrivals area exit holding a name sign in his/her hands

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: a trip without travel companions and stops.
Individual transfer: a wide range of cars, child seats, card payment option, help with baggage, fixed trip cost

Cost:

from 39 euro

Clients:

For families with small children; company of tourists; elderly tourists; travelers with large luggage; those who travel to Nice for the first time; tourists arriving at night

How to find the taxi stand at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport:

The taxi rank is located right at the terminal exit. Taxi can be booked at the counter in the airport terminal. The transfer driver will meet you at the arrivals area and walk you to the car.

Car rental in Nice

Car rental in Nice
Price

from €31

Rental Period

from 1 day

Required driving experience

from 1 year

To rent a car without a driver to get from Nice Airport to the city center, you’ll need an IDL, a passport and a an embossed credit cart. Most of the companies charge a deposit of €500–5000 depending on the car’s class.
Insurance, taxes, and tech support on roads are included in the price of car rental per day. Obey traffic rules: fines are high in France. You can rent a car at Nice Airport.

Route:

only within the EU

Minimum age:

21 years

Comfort level:

high
Don’t wait for strangers, go where you want.

How to rent a car

Reserve a car online or hire it at Nice Airport.

How to get from the airport to Nice center?

In the Airguide, we described the most convenient ways to get to Nice from the airport. Buses are more popular among young tourists, trains will be suitable for those who plan to travel from Nice to other cities, and the taxi is the best option if you want to get to your hotel as comfortably as possible. Choose the option suitable for you and may your holiday be great!