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Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

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Introduction

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE) is the main airport in Nice. The airport is about 7 kilometres west of the city centre. It is the third most important airport in France handling almost 10 million passenger in 2006. Almost every major city in Europe has regular service to this airport, while almost every airport in the UK has service too. There are also flights to Marrakech, Casablanca, Dubai, Algiers, Malta, Tunis, Beirut and even to New York directly from the airport.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

  • Bus: The best way to get from the Airport to central Nice or the Nice Ville train station is the airport express buses. Take bus #98 to the Nice bus station (Gare Routiere) or take bus #99 to the Nice main railway station (Gare Nice Ville SNCF). Routes 98 and 99 cost just €4 and are accessible from both terminals. They run every 30 minutes during the following hours: bus #98 from 6:00am to midnight, and bus #99 from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Pay the driver on boarding and the ticket acts as a "Pass de Jour" for unlimited travel on local buses and the tram that day. The cheapest connection with Nice though is the local bus #23 costing €1, and running between 5:30am and 8:05pm. The journey takes about 30 minutes from terminal 1 to the major train station (Gare Nice Thiers).
  • Rail: Convenient for some destinations, there is also a small train station close to the airport (Nice St Augustin) where you can pick up a TER train eastward to Nice, Monaco and all stations to the Italian border at Ventimiglia, or west back to Antibes and Cannes. It's just about 500 metres from the airport.
  • Shuttle services by luxurious minivans are operated by Nice Airport Transfer but at a cost which starts near €50.
  • Regular taxis and rental cars are both widely available at the airport as well.

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Getting around

The two airport terminals are linked by shuttle buses that also connect the car parking places with the terminals.

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are two terminals at the airport of Nice. For more information about airlines, also see the list of airlines and the details about flying with budget airlines.

Terminal 1

  • Aer Lingus - Cork, Dublin
  • AirBaltic - Riga
  • Air Berlin - Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
  • Air Transat - Montréal-Trudeau
  • Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways - Vienna
  • Baboo - Athens, Geneva, Venice-Marco Polo
  • Blue1 - Helsinki
  • Blu-express - Rome-Fiumicino
  • Blue Air - Bucharest-Baneasa
  • Bmibaby - Birmingham, East Midlands
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • British Airways operated by BA CityFlyer - London-City
  • Brussels Airlines - Brussels
  • Cimber Sterling - Billund, Copenhagen
  • City Airline - Gothenburg-Landvetter
  • Emirates - Dubai
  • Estonian Air - Tallinn
  • Flybe - Jersey, Southampton
  • Germanwings - Cologne/Bonn, Hanover
  • Iberia Airlines operated by Air Nostrum - Barcelona, Madrid
  • InterSky - Friedrichshafen
  • Israir Airlines - Tel Aviv
  • Jet2.com - Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
  • LOT Polish Airlines - Warsaw
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways - Munich
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings - Düsseldorf, Hamburg
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine - Hamburg, Munich
  • Luxair - Luxembourg
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle - Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
  • Niki Vienna
  • Qatar Airways - Milan-Malpensa, Doha
  • Rossiya - St Petersburg
  • Ryanair - Dublin
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Spanair - Barcelona
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • Swiss operated by Swiss European Air Lines - Zürich
  • TACV - Praia
  • TAP Portugal operated by Portugália - Lisbon
  • transavia.com - Amsterdam, Rotterdam
  • transavia.com Denmark - Copenhagen
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk
  • Ukraine International Airlines - Kiev-Boryspil
  • Welcome Air - Innsbruck, Olbia

Terminal 2

  • Aeroflot - Moscow-Sheremetyevo
  • Air Algérie - Algiers, Constantine
  • Air France - Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Tunis
  • Air France operated by Brit Air - Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Rennes, Strasbourg
  • Air France operated by CCM Airlines - Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari, Toulouse
  • Air France operated by Régional - Biarritz, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Strasbourg
  • Alitalia - Rome-Fiumicino
  • Alitalia operated by Air One - Rome-Fiumicino
  • Delta Air Lines - New York-JFK
  • EasyJet - Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Brussels, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Lyon, Newcastle upon Tyne, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino
  • EasyJet operated by EasyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
  • Heli Air Monaco - Monaco
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper - Amsterdam
  • Middle East Airlines - Beirut
  • Royal Air Maroc - Casablanca, Marrakech
  • TAROM - Bucharest-Otopeni
  • Tunisair - Djerba, Monastir, Tunis

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