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About Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)

A gateway to the Côte d'Azur and Monaco, Nice Airport is the third busiest airport in France and is located a short drive from the city of Nice. Our guide to the airport includes important contact details, information regarding airport facilities and details of public transport routes.

Airport news:

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport will be connected to Nice's tram network by 2019.

Information:

Information desks can be found in the Terminal 1 arrivals and departures areas and in Terminal 2 Arrivals.

Website:

http://nice.aeroport.fr

Driving directions:

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport has good road links to Nice, Monaco and Italy via the Promenade des Anglais; it is also linked to Cannes and Antibes via the A8, RN 98 or RN7, and to Digne-les-Bains and Grenoble via RN202.

Transfer between terminals:

A regular free airport shuttle links the terminals and car parks.

Airport Info

Code:
NCE
Address:

Rue Costes et Bellonte
Nice Cédex 3
06281
Location:

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is located 7km (4 miles) west of Nice.

No. of terminals:
2
Telephone:

+33 820 423 333

Time Zone:
Central European Time
GMT +0100

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Lignes d'Azur buses 99 and 98 (tel: +33 8 1006 1006; www.lignesdazur.com) run regularly between the airport and city centre. The single fare is €6 (this is a day ticket valid for bus travel anywhere in the Côte d'Azur) and the journey takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

Taxi:Taxis (tel: +33 4 9313 7878) are available 24 hours a day; stands are located outside Arrivals at both terminals. Fares to central Nice range from €22 to €30 during the day and €27 to €32 at night.

Public transport rail:

Rail:SNCF regional train services (tel: 3635 [inside France only]; www.ter-sncf.com) run from Nice St Augustin railway station, situated 500m (1,640 ft) from Terminal 1. The single fare into the city is €1.80. SNCF services to other national destinations run from the central station in Nice, which is connected to the airport by bus 99 (SNCF Direct) from Terminal 2 and bus 23 from Terminal 1.

Public transport air:

Helicopter transfers to Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez are also available. Azur Helicoptere (www.azurhelico.com), Heli Air Monaco (www.heliairmonaco.com) and Monacair (www.monacair.mc) are amongst the operators.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport has banks and ATMs in both terminals. A bureau de change service is also available.

Food:

There is a selection of restaurants, cafés and bars in both terminals.

Shopping:

Gift shops, newsagents and duty-free shopping (for passengers leaving the EU) can be found in both terminals. There are also outlets selling regional speciality products.

Luggage:

Left luggage facilities are located in the Terminal 2 Service Centre (tel: +33 4 9321 3111). Porters (tel: +33 6 9825 2106) are available in both terminals and can be called from the information desks. For items lost at the airport, contact the lost and found office (tel: +33 4 9321 3111), housed in the Service Centre in Terminal 2.

Other:

Nice Airport has a pharmacy in Terminal 1 and a vaccination centre in Terminal 2. Baby changing facilities are located in both terminals. There is also a prayer room in Terminal 1.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Business centres are located in both terminals, providing meeting rooms and a conference room accommodating up to 250 people in Terminal 1. Audiovisual equipment, Minitel, fax and camcorders are available free of charge. Facilities for videoconferencing, internet access, computers and printers can be provided upon request. Bookings can be made online via the airport website. Meeting and events facilities are also available at local hotels.

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for disabled travellers include lifts, ramps, travelators, accessible toilets, telephone booths and adapted ATMs – all car parks provide spaces for disabled passengers. Wheelchairs can be provided by airlines; disabled travellers should notify their carrier when booking. Ulysse Transport (tel: +33 820 825 800; www.ulysse-transport.fr) provides transport for disabled passengers to/from the airport; reservations can be made online, via phone or by using the courtesy phones in the arrivals halls of both terminals.

Car parking:

There are numerous car parks providing facilities for short- and long-term parking at both terminals. The new P6 car park, near Terminal 2, offers a more flexible 'intermediate' parking option with a number of fixed-term packages.

Car rental:

Car hire companies at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport include: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz. Desks for these operators are located on the arrivals levels of both terminals. Vehicles are collected from and returned to the Car Rental Centre, near Terminal 2. This is reached via the Terminal 2 shuttle bus from Arrivals.