When you wish to fly to Nice, it is essential to know the type of pickup once you arrive at the airport. The city center of Nice is not in the immediate vicinity of the airport, and there is no metro or automatic shuttle to make this trip.
To get to downtown Nice from the airport, there are different means of transportation, either individual or public transportation. Zoom on the different offers available from the airport to allow you to arrive safely at your final destination.
Cabs and VTC, a flexible solution
If you come with luggage, your meeting starts in less than 30 minutes and you don’t have time to take public transportation, a cab or a VTC driver from Nice airport is the ideal solution. There is a bridgehead for cabs at the exit of the main hall of the airport, where you can be picked up in a few minutes.
On the driver’s side, with Kingdom Limousines, you can ask to be picked up at one of the airport’s parking lots, in order to be taken quickly to downtown Nice. However accident on the highway or the national road, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the city center. Allow 30 minutes in rush hour.
The advantage of a driver or cab is that you can get personalized transportation, put your luggage in the trunk of the car, and be able to go about your business, such as making phone calls, reading your emails or moving on to your next meeting.
The average fare for a cab ride from Nice airport to the city center is about 35 €. The fare is cheaper as a driver for similar or even better services with a few accessories such as a free drink or the possibility to plug your phone into a USB socket in the vehicle.
If you are looking for a fast, quiet and fully supported transportation solution, a private chauffeur service is the ideal solution to get to Nice from the airport.
Bus and tramway networks to get to the center of Nice from the airport
Since 2019, Nice airport is connected to a Tramway network that allows you to travel to the entire Nice area, including its city center. This solution is practical, as there are no traffic jams, is inexpensive, and allows you to get relatively short trips. While the tramway has its advantages, it also has its drawbacks, as you will sometimes have to wait several minutes on the platform to get the next train, and position your luggage inside the train yourself, at the risk of disturbing other users. The journey time is about 20 minutes and the ticket price is 1.50 €.
Nice airport also has a network of bus lines. First of all, there are the so-called Aero buses, lines 98 and 99, which allow you to get to your destination. The line 99 is more direct with a 15-minute ride if there are no traffic jams. Line 99 takes you to Nice’s central train station. Line 98 makes a few detours and goes through the Promenade des Anglais. Allow here about 35 minutes of travel time. The ticket price is 6 € for these lines.
The other solution is to take the public bus n° 23. It will take about 40 minutes of travel time and the nearest stop is not in the airport itself, you have to walk a little to reach the stop located on the main road. The price of the ticket is €1.50.