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Flying into Beautiful Nice

Located on the Mediterranean Sea along France’s southeast coast, Nice is traditionally called Nice la Belle, or Nice the Beautiful, thanks to its jaw-dropping scenic views. Nice Cote d’Azur Airport serves this area from its two terminals. Averaging 39 flights per day, this airport connects more than nine million travelers a year. But don't let that intimidate you; its convenient location just 20 minutes west of city center makes it simple to start sightseeing right away or connect to other destinations in a flash. With this guide you will have no trouble traveling to and from Nice.
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More About Flights to Nice

How do I book a flight?

Looking to maximize your dollar when flying? The average cost of a flight to Nice runs around $1,700, depending on the time of day and year you’re arriving. To find cheap flights to Nice, try arriving in the winter off-season, or find a flight that has more than one stop along the way.

Some of the most popular airlines servicing Nice Airport are Air Astana, Asiana Airlines, Druk Air, EVA Air, and Nok Air, among others. The best time to book flights to Nice is in late winter, when fares are lower. Just make sure to book early if you’re arriving anytime near the Cannes International Film Festival in May, which can make this area very crowded. The best time to arrive at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is in the morning, when the city is just waking up.

What’s the best way to get to and from the airport? 

Looking for the fastest way to get into town? Nice's airport offers buses into the city every 30 minutes. An express line costs 6 euros (around $6.75) while transport passes for one day, seven days, or 10 voyages will run you anywhere from 5 to 10 euros or around $5.60 to $11.20. You can also get coach service from the airport to Monaco or Cannes.

Most prefer to grab a taxi outside the terminal, since the airport is so close to city center. It should cost around 23-31 euros for taxi fare into the city (around $25-34) and a little more at night. Taxis are the easiest mode of transport here.

Trains are also available to take you to many destinations. Express regional trains go to Marseille and Vintimille, and the Nice St. Augustin Station connects with trains traveling all over the region. Nice Riquier Station and Nice Ville Station also connect with several train lines. Riquier is accessible via shuttle bus 98 and Ville by shuttle bus 99.

Are there any nearby hotels?

Arriving so early you need to crash? Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Terminal 1 and offers warm, friendly service when you’re checking in and out. Though some say the Internet is a little slow, guests love the bilingual staff and conveniences like on-site restaurants, free Wi-Fi, and access to the business center.

Campanile Nice Airport Hotel has spectacular mountain views and the amenities travelers need. Private bathrooms, TVs, work areas, and complimentary coffee, tea, and biscuits make this a convenient option if you have a layover or early flight the next day.

Park Inn by Radisson Nice Airport Hotel is steps away from the airport. Soundproofed rooms make sure you can see the planes taking off nearby but not hear them.

Why do people travel to Nice?

The French Riviera is the primary reason millions of people make the pilgrimage to Nice each year. With incredible natural beauty, it’s a must-see at least once in your life. Because Nice is also located near the Italian border, it’s easy to enjoy the best of both countries in one place.

Among the other attractions in this area are Castle Hill, for sweeping views of the Alps and the Mediterranean, the Musee Marc Chagall, for a world-class collection of this master’s work, and Old Town, with its quaint winding streets and restaurants.

What’s the airport like?

Nice Airport’s two terminals feature shops selling everything from newspapers and books to watches and jewelry, perfumes, liquor, and tobacco. Bars, restaurants, and snack stands and cafes are sprinkled throughout. Though Air France is the most consistent airline flying in and out of this airport, you’ll find more than 70 airlines to choose from.

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is a well-organized space designed for convenience. From its proximity to Nice’s city center to attractive airport amenities, it makes flying easier. 

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