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Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Bus

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) is a French international airport situated 6 km southwest of Nice. It is the third busiest airport in France, serving the eastern part of Provence and counting over 13 million passengers in 2018. Due to its proximity to the Principality of Monaco, it also serves as a city-state’s airport.

How to get from Nice Airport to Nice

Tram

2019 UPDATE: Bus lines 98 and 99 have been canceled and new Tram 2 (Jean Médecin) has been introduced.

  • Tram departs from Terminal 2 and makes following stops: Terminal 1, Grand Arenas, Carras, Magnan, Alsace-Lorraine, Jean Médecin.
  • Tram 2 operates between 05:19 and 00:15 (Mon-Sat), 05:24 (Sun/Holidays). Departs approximately every 20 minutes from 05:19 to 07:00 and from 20:00 to 00:15. From 07:00 to 20:00 tram leaves the airport approximately every 5 minutes.
  • Journey time to Jean Médecin bus stop is around 30 minutes.
  • See here timetable of departures to and from Nice Airport.
  • Tickets can be bought at  Terminal 1 (bus station, gate A0) Terminal 2 (arrivals level, gates A2/A3) or inside the tram (machine). One-way ticket costs €1.50.

Nice Airport to Gare Nice-Ville (SNCF)

To get from Nice Airport to Gare Nice-Ville (SNCF) passengers have two options:

  1. Take Tram 2 to Jean Médecin stop and walk another 800m to the train station.
  2. Take Tram 2 to Jean Médecin stop, walk 200m to the stop for Tram 1, get on Tram 1, get off at Gare Thiers and walk another 300m.

Nice Airport to Nice-Saint Augustin Station

Get on Tram 2 and get off at Grande Arenas and continue walking for another 600m –  see here the instructions.

Nice Airport to City Centre

At certain times during the day,  Tram 2 circulates only towards the city centre of Nice (Gambetta, Cathedrale, Promenade des Arts) – see here the schedule.

Taxi services

Official Nice Airport taxis operate on a fixed rate system from the airport to the city centre and vice versa. Thus, a journey should only cost €32. However, some taxi services may charge more on holidays or during night. The drive to Nice centre takes approximately 15 minutes.

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Transfer

If you wish to have more comfort, or you have a lot of suitcases, you can always book the door-to-door transfer to your accommodation in Nice area. A professional driver will wait for you in the arrivals area with a name sign, and don’t worry if your plane is late, the transfer company will monitor your flight arrival.

Renting a car at Nice Airport

If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot: most of the car-rental companies like Europcar, Enterprise and Sixt are situated in the airport area.

Renting a bus at Nice Airport

For larger groups of passengers, one car may not be enough, therefore consider renting a bus.

Accommodation near Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    Tram operates until 00:15, after that you might consider getting a taxi.
  • I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
    Of course, Campanille Nice Airport and Notevol Nice Arenas Aeroport are only 800 m away. The prices are not too high, they have free parking lot, free Wi-Fi and 24 hour desk, so don’t hesitate to book a bed there.
  • I would like to spend one day in Nice in between flights. Is that possible?
    Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take one of the buses which take you directly from the airport to the city centre and are the most convenient way of transportation. If you don’t want to carry your luggage with you all day, simply leave it in the luggage storage at the airport for the price of €14 per item per day. The service is situated at Terminal 2, Arrivals level, ground floor  between A03 & A04 gates and is open every day from 06:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Does Nice Airport have free Wi-Fi?
    Free Wi-Fi connection is available in both terminals. The network name is Nice Airport Free Wifi. The use of Wi-Fi requires sign in, but you’re free to use the service as long as you want.
  • I am continuing my journey outside Nice. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
    Yes,  here are some of the most popular bus routes from Nice Airport:

    Nice Airport to Montpellier Nice Airport to Lyon Nice Airport to Avignon
    Nice Airport to Marseille Nice Airport to Aix-en-Provence Nice Airport to Toulon
  • Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
    Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.

  52Comments

  1. Tulunay   •  

    İ want to go to sea Side park resort Villeneuve loubet form cote d azure nice AirPort which bus do i have to get on?

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear Tulunay,

      First, you need to walk around 900m from the airport to Nice-Saint Augustin bus stop, then get on 86016 Cannes-la-Bocca train and exit at Gare De Villeneuve-Loubet stop (approx. 13-minute ride). That is the fastest way to get to the resort from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

      Best regards!

  2. Per Pedersen   •  

    I have 3 persons who need transport from Nice airport T1 to Theoule sur mer. I find your private transfer price alternative compared with the Express bus to Cannes interesting. Do you know where to obtain more information? Or a Company link? Thanks a million:-). /Per

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Per,

      The price we put is an approximate price of transfers from Nice Airport, it is not a fixed price of a particular company. Try to find more transfer companies for this area and compare the prices.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  3. Cheryl Crockett   •  

    My husband and I are flying to Nice tonight and will arrive Friday late afternoon. Is there good bus service to the Hotel Omega in Valbonne? Is it easy to find the bus station at the airport? How often do the busses run? And how late on a Friday?

    Thanks much for your help. Hope I hear from you before our flight leaves.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Cheryl,

      Unfortunately, there is no direct bus service to Your accommodation, I suggest booking a private transfer or taxi.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Anita   •  

    Hi.. my husband and i from terminal 2 international nice airport.. if i want go to the city direct by bus, do we go to term.1 bfore??
    How much from term.2 to term.1 by bus?? 6€/person??

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Anita,

      There’s a free shuttle between T1 and T2 and it runs every 10 minutes back and forth.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. Alan Bell   •  

    Hi
    I would like to bring my disabled wife to Nice from the UK for a day trip. Are the airport to city centre express buses wheelchair accessible please and if not how far is it to walk?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Alan,

      According to their FAQs, all the new buses have low floors, allowing easier access. There’s also an additional ramp for wheelchairs which can be deployed if needed.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

      • Sue Griffiths   •  

        We are staying at West End Hotel Promenade de Anglais what bus do we get from the airport ?

        Thank you

        • Melani   •  

          Dear Sue,

          Take bus line 98 from the airport and get off at bus stop Congrès / Promenade.

          Best regards,
          Melani GBB Team

  6. Samantha Stanton   •  

    Hi we are arriving in Nice in Tuesday for a 2 day break. We are staying at the Azur city Home, but have to check in at the hotel villa rivioli, please could u tell us what bus would be best to get in and from where we pick the bus up from please
    Thanks in advance

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Samantha,

      First you need to take bus 98 to Promenade des Arts bus station and then transfer to bus 3 or 27 and exit at Rivoli bus stop.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Desi   •  

    Hi,

    I arrive late at the airport after 9 pm.
    I saw that bus 99 going to the city, hotel Bristol but it’s until 9 pm.
    Do you know what bus can i take moving to hotel Bristol, i know that the hotel is near to Gare de Nice?

    Thank you

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Desi,

      Another option is to take bus 70 from Nice Airport and exit at Cathédral – Old City bus stop and then transfer to T1 tram line and then exit at Thiers Station. From there you have 2 min walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. K.Ragu   •  

    Hi – i will be arriving Nice Azur Airport & need to go to Cannes (Gray DÁlbion Hotel).
    Can you please advise me some reasonable options such as

    Airport Shuttle Bus & Normal Bus Service- where to get it & where should i drop off
    Once i drop at how far is Gray DÁlbion Hote).

    Train Services – Where to get it & where to drop off & Once i drop at how far is Gray DÁlbion Hote).

    Can i get Uber from Airport to Cannes & what will be the cost
    Thank you

    • Melani   •  

      Dear K.Ragu,

      You can take bus line 98 to Promenade Anglais and then transfer to bus line 200 which connects Nice with Cannes.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

      • Milja Pavlovic   •  

        Hello, I’m in villeneuve loubet, and i can catch line 200, does it go to the airport?online it says that the stop is called airport promenade, do i need anything else?

        • Melani   •  

          Dear Milija,

          That is correct, the bus line 200 stops at Nice Airport (Promenade).

          Best regards,
          Melani GBB Team

  9. Monnie   •  

    Hey.
    Could you please tell us the best bus route from Nice Airport to De Suede hotel. Our flight arrives at T1 on a Saturday at 15:00

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Monnie,

      You should take bus line 98 and exit at Congrès/Promenade bus stop which is only 5 min walk from Hotel De Suède.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  10. janet   •  

    could you please tell me how can i from Nice airport to Hotel: villa Bougainville by happy culture by bus after 9pm of Friday . Where I get on or get off the bus ? Thank you.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Janet,

      The best option would be to take bus line 23 and exit at Thiers / Gambetta bus stop. From there you have additional 3 min walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  11. Keith   •  

    Need to Hôtel Kyriad Nice Port, what bus would I need and how long does it take from airport on bus

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Keith,

      Catch a bus line 98 from Nice Airport and exit at bus stop Promenade des Arts. From there you have additional 5-min walk to your hotel.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  12. Sally   •  

    Hi,
    I arrive at midnight to Nice airport and my hotel is in Nice City. I’m struggling to find night bus information. As I’m travelling alone, the taxis fares are too expensive for me. Could you help me with getting the night bus info or let me know whether the trams are late running?

    Thanks

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sally,

      Sorry to disappoint you, but unfortunately, there are no buses from the airport after 23:45. There are no tram connections to Nice Airport in general, however, they are planned to be introduced in mid 2019.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  13. sylvia   •  

    Hi, We need to take bus 9 from Nice airport to Nice old town and need to get off near Rue du Moulin. Which busstop do we need to get off? thank you!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sylvia,

      You should take bus 98 from Nice Airport and get off at Cathédral – Old City bus stop.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  14. hugh bingham   •  

    hi Melani how do we get from t2 to avenue de nice Cagnes sur mer regards Hugh

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Hugh,

      You can catch bus line 94 from Aeroport/Promenade bus stop and then get off at bus stop Les Oliviers.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  15. Shirley   •  

    Hi
    We are arriving into Nice Terminal 2 on Monday 1st July and need to get a bus to La Gaude. What is the best bus route to Avenue des Mimosas? Is the bus station at Terminal 2 or elsewhere?
    Many thanks for your help!
    Shirley

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Shirley,

      You can take bus line 94, however, it departs from Terminal 1. Bus lines 98 and 99 stop at Terminal 1 as well so you can first go with one of these bus lines and then transfer to line 94. The bus stop where you should get off is Les Vespins.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  16. Jessica   •  

    Hi,
    I am travelling to Nice airport next week. Then I am going to sanremo, Italy. Is there a direct route from airport that crosses the border? What is the best way to do this?
    Thank you,
    Kind regards

  17. PAUL JACKSON   •  

    Hi
    Could you please advise the best way to get from the airport to Georges Clemenceau NICE
    Thank you

    • Maja   •  

      Dear Paul,
      since recently, there is a tram connection between the airport and the city, and it also passes the Avenue George Clemenceau.
      Besides that, using some of the local bus lines that depart from the airport is also a good option.

      Best regards,
      Maja, GBB Team

  18. Juliet   •  

    hello

    I am staying Rue Du Marche (old town) -what is the best route via bus or tram from Nice Airport on Sunday @ 16:30 ?

    • Maja   •  

      Dear Juliet,

      from this year it will be possible to travel from the airport to the center by tram. Certain parts of the route are said to be open by September. Unfortunately, we don’t have more precise information.
      Therefore, the best option is to take one of the local buses which depart from Promenade des Anglais bus stop to the center. Line 70 goes to the Old Town, it departs every 10-15 minutes.

      Best regards,
      Maja, GBB Team

  19. Rosie Fry   •  

    Hi, Is the Nice Airport Bus fully wheelchair accessible, with a ramp? Thanks.

    • Kristina   •  

      Dear Rosie,
      According to the information provided on the airport’s website, the shuttle bus is fully wheelchair accessible.
      Best regards,
      Kristina

  20. Benita   •  

    Hi, I would really appreciate your help! I need to travel from Nice Airport to Draguignan this weekend and seen to get to Nice Ville de Gare SNCF I have to take a 6 euro bus no.99. How do I find it from terminal 2? Different sites seem to have different information on this and I can’t find any bus timetable anywhere, as all links are broken.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Benita,

      Apparently, now there’s only one line – Airport Direct and you can take that one to Lycée Masséna which is the last stop, and then transfer to T1 (from Cathédral – Old City) to Gare de Nice Ville.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  21. Malini   •  

    I will be arriving in Nice airport TB2 on monday around 10.15 pm.
    Please let me know whether I could take bus110 to Monte Carlo around that time.
    Thank you

    • Gabriela   •  

      Dear Malini,
      The last departure of bus 110 from Nice Airport is at 22.00.
      Best regards,
      Gabriela GBB Team

  22. Anick Moehle   •  

    Hi ! I need to know if bus 99 will take me from Nice Railway station to Nice airport ?
    And how long is the journey ..

    Many thanks for your help.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Anick,

      Bus 99 has been canceled, now you need to get on Tram 2 to get to Nice Train Station. Check the new updated version of the blog post for more information.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  23. Richard Santy   •  

    Good morning – is the number 2 tram from the Airport to Grand Arenas free of charge? It looks like it is but thought best to check!
    Many thanks!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Richard,

      The price of a one-way ticket for tram 2 is €1.50.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  24. Aysun K   •  

    Hello
    How do I go to MONACO by train or by bus?
    To Gare de Monaco?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Aysun,

      First you need to reach Gare Nice-Ville (SNCF) from Nice Airport and then take a train to Monaco-Monte Carlo train station. Trains depart reguarly every day and journey time is around 22 minutes.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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