You have several options to get to and from the airport in Nice to the city centre, public transport, private cars and Uber. Here we outline the latest and most popular ways.
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There is an ‘Express Bus’ service from Nice Airport to Cannes, The bus number 210 leaves the airport every hour, costs 22€ (or 33€ round trip), takes the motorway and gets you there within an hour, dropping you off at the SNCF train station. You can even buy your ticket online here – https://www.niceairportxpress.com/en/home.
Local Bus: If you have plenty of time and want to save money, you can also take the local bus number 200 for just 1.50€, which leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 90 minutes. The bus departs from terminal 1, just cross through the parking lot to the Promenade des Anglais, cross the street and look for the stop Aéroport Promenade, if arriving at terminal 2 simply take the free shuttle (Navette) to terminal 1. You can see the full schedule here
By Train (and Tram)
Leaving directly from outside both terminals and connecting you to the city centre at the station “Jean Médecin”. A train of trams goes to and from the airport every 12 minutes on weekdays. You can buy your ticket at the tram stop outside the terminal at the automated machines. Make sure to validate your ticket once on board. Take the tram in the direction of Cadam (look at the name on the side of the tram) and exit at the stop Grand Arénas. From here you will follow the signs for Gare de Nice Saint-Augustin which is about a 5 minute walk. At the station you can buy a ticket from the blue ticket machines outside and inside the station or from the ticket desk just inside. Tickets range in price but will be approximately €10 and the trip take around 45 minutes.
Private Car Hire
For €100 (or €130 for more than 4 people), you can hire a private transfer and be met by a professional chauffeur holding a sign with your name just outside baggage claim. We are happy to arrange this for you, please email email@example.com
After many years of complaining about taxi drivers and their unfair high rates for tourists arriving at Nice airport, an agreement between the City Hall and representatives of taxis in Nice has been reached and as from February 2018 a fixed rate for journeys to and from the city Centre and Nice International airport should be 32 euros. You will find Taxi ranks at the main entrances of both terminals. Be aware that some taxi’s will charge extra for big bags, a surcharge for more than two people etc.
If returning to the airport from the city centre you will find a full list and location of Taxi Ranks Here
Whilst waiting for your luggage on arrival at Nice airport we recommend connecting to the unlimited free WiFi tha the airport offers and beging the search for your Uber. The average cost of an Uber X (basic car) is approximately €65.00 from the airport to the train station in Cannes. However if you are a regular Uber user you will know that prices fluctuate a lot depending on time and ride availability. It is approximately a 7 km journey taking around 20 mins to the Old Town. Using the Uber app you can request your car when you are ready to leave or when you arrive, average waiting time during the day and early evening is 5 to 10 mins, it can be slightly longer at night. If you intend travelling to the airport at an unusually early hour we highly recommend pre arranging your Uber through there ‘Schedule A Ride’ option. You can compare prices and book different modes of taxi or Uber on the on Ride Guru website here. Departing from the airport once you have your car ordered your driver will most likely message you, or the app will inform you of the pickup location but the common practice for drivers is to pickup up passengers in the ‘Kiss and Fly’ car parks which allows them to park for a few minutes for free. The ‘Kiss and Fly’ at Terminals 1 & 2 is located just outside the main entrance across the street.