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How to Get from Nice Airport to Nice Centre


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Nice Airport Transportation Guide

Nice-Côte d’Azur (NCE) is one of the main international airports in France, and it covers many international destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and America via regular or seasonal flights. Nice Airport is located west of the Promenade des Anglais, a few kilometers from the city center.

There are many ways to travel from Nice Airport to Nice, and this Nice Airport transportation guide will tell you everything you need to know to choose how to get from Nice Airport to city.

Landing in Nice Airport

Knowing already what to do when your flight lands in Nice is especially important if you don’t speak the language, have heavy bags, or are traveling with kids.

This article gives information and our best tips on how to get from Nice airport to Nice (or from Nice to Nice airport). After reading this quick guide, you will see that it is straightforward to travel to Nice!

About Nice International Airport (Nice-Côte d’Azur)

The Nice International Airport (NCE) is the main airport in the French Riviera and Southern France. It has two terminals, 1 and 2. Terminal One is home to both established and low-cost carriers, while Terminal Two is mainly used by Air France and EasyJet.

The distance between the two airport terminals is only 1.3km, a 15minute walk or 5 minutes by car or public transportation. Immigration and baggage formalities usually run smoothly, so you should have your passport stamped, luggage collected, and be ready to hit the town in no time.

Nice Airport Transportation Overview

Your hotel
10 min
35€ approx
Taxi Nice Airport
Your hotel
10 min
35€* approx
Tramway L2
Jean Médecin
25 min
2€ approx
4.05 am to 00.35 pm
Tramway L3
Saint-Isidore; Stadium Allianz Riviera
25 min
2€ approx
5.00 am to 00.05 am
Bus L12
Different Stations
15 min
2€ approx
5.30 am to 9.30 pm
* plus eventual surcharges
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How to Get from Nice Airport to Nice by Private Transportation

Nice Airport Transfers

Avoid negotiating the public transport system with heavy bags or asking for directions in French and book with Welcome Pickups – a comfortable door-to-door service from Nice Airport to your hotel.

A trusted local driver will pick you up and introduce you to the destination, and get all your questions answered during the trip. You can also pre-order travel essentials like SIM cards or hot spots, so you are all set since you land in Nice.

You can pre-book Nice Airport transfers like Welcome from the comfort of your home, and they are surcharge-free. Count on paying around 35€.

Click here to book your airport transfer with Welcome

Taxi Nice Airport to Nice

Taxis in Nice Airport are located at gate A3 of Terminal 1 & Terminal 2. Taxis in Nice are grey cars, have light-up signs, a license plate outside the vehicle, and a taximeter inside the vehicle.

The price of a taxi Nice Airport to Nice depends on the final destination. For a ride to Nice center (e.g., Promenade des Anglais), count on paying around 35€ plus supplements for a 10 min drive. Typical taxi supplements are night rides (6 pm to 7 am), rides on Sunday or holidays, a fifth passenger, big suitcases, snow, or black ice.

Remember to have cash ready to pay the driver. Cash points and exchange bureaus are handily located in both airport terminals).

Car Hire

We don’t recommend this option to visit Nice: the city is very easy to explore on foot, and the best day trips from Nice are easy to plan with public transportation.

Hire a car at Nice airport only if Nice is part of a French Riviera road trip.

Click here to rent your car at Nice Airport

Nice Airport to City by Public Transportation

Tramways Nice Airport to City

The tramway line #2, Nice – Port Lympia serves the Nice Airport Terminals 1 and 2.

Tickets to the airport cost around 2€, and you can buy them at the vending machines located in most stations or online at Remember to validate the ticket when you hop on the bus!

 L2 Tram runs from 4.05 am to 00.35 pm every day every 8-10 minutes.

The tramway line #3 Nice – Saint Isidore travels from the Nice Airport Terminals 1 and 2 to the neighborhood of Saint-Isidore and the Stadium Allianz Riviera.

L3 Tram runs from 5.00 am to 00.05 am every day every 15 minutes. Please note that during football matches in Nice, the airport is not served by this line.

Nice Airport Busses

Bus #12 – Promenade des Arts travels from Nice to Nice Airport Terminal 1 and has stops at Promenade des Anglais, Place Masséna, and the Old Town. This Nice Airport bus operates from 5.30 am to 9.30 pm.

So there you have it, the Nice Airport transportation guide with everything you need to know to travel smoothly to your hotel in Nice.

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