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About Nice

Nice is the 5th largest city of France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located in the southeast of France, this pleasant Mediterranean city is home to nearly 1 million people. Because of that coastline and the surrounding beaches, the area is very popular for tourists from other European countries in the summer months.
Colline du Chateau is in the center of the city, right next to the sea and Nice Castle. It is a 10-meter walk to the castle, one of the most important symbols of the city, and can be reached by elevator. Another important feature of Nice is the presence of a large number of museums, and many of them have free entrance. Some of the museums include: The Asian Art Museum, Parc Phoenix, Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum, and the Cimiez Archaeological Museum.
Although the Mediterranean beaches here are popular, many of them are filled with pebbles. During your visit you'll be more comfortable if you take a pair of beach sandals with you. The fish soup in this coastal city is a 'sine qua non' that has to be tasted.
As a major touristic area, Nice has hotels to suit all budget levels. It is also a Mediterranean city with friendly locals. Nice International Airport is one of France's busiest airports. From the airport to the city center, a number 99 bus goes every half hour.
A final point to be considered is that when in France, people may respond negatively if you begin the conversation by speaking English. It's a better idea to try to speak a few French words first before switching to English.

Transportation to Nice City Center from Airport

Cote d’Azur airport, located about 7 km southwest of Nice, is the third busiest airport in the country. Cote d’Azur Airport operates in the civil category, providing both domestic and international air travel. Every year the airport handles a significant amount of passengers.

There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from Cote d’Azur Airport. You can get to the city center from the airport via the highway by bus, rental car, motorcycle, and taxi or via the railway by train. Another, more unique transportation alternative to get to the city from the airport is by helicopter transfer.


The fastest way to get to the city center from Cote d’Azur Airport is by taxi. Taxis are readily available at the terminal exit. Taxis are equipped with the latest technology and offer comfortable and fast door-to-door service. You can visit the airport’s website for more detailed information on specific taxi fares from the airport to your destination in the city.


Trains are another transportation alternative to get to the city center. Taking a train to the city center from the airport is an affordable option, however the airport is not directly served by train. The nearest train station is the Nice Saint-Augustin station, which is 10 minutes walking distance from the Terminal 1 building.


Another affordable transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by bus. Airport Express buses provide easy transportation to different parts of the city, including the train station. Buses are easily accessible at the terminal exit once you land.

Rental Car

Another way to get to the city from the airport is by rental car. There are many rental car companies that have offices at Cote d’Azur Airport. The drive to the city is relatively short and quite enjoyable. Rental car companies at the airport provide service until 10 pm. You can arrange a rental vehicle from the rental car stand in the arrivals hall. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise, Firefly and Interrent.

Motorbike Rentals

Another, perhaps more exciting transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by motorbike. Cote d’Azur Airport features 3 motorbike rental companies that those who want to travel by scooter can choose from: Easy-Moov, Happy Traffic and JP Taxi Moto.


Those who want a unique method of transportation can book a helicopter transfer service from Cote d’Azur Airport. Helicopter transfer services provide transportation to Ground Handling, Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu, Saint Tropez and Monaco.

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2017

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To which airport are the flights to Nice arranged?

Nice flights are organized to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.

How many hours does it take to travel to Nice by plane?

Los Angeles-Nice 12 hour 10 minutes, San Francisco-Nice 12 hour, Denver-Nice 10 hour 40 minutes, Atlanta-Nice 9 hour 30 minutes, Charlotte-Nice 9 hour.

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