Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

Nice is the largest and most populous city on the French Riviera. It is widely visited by tourists to enjoy the turquoise Mediterranean Sea and have a fabulous time here. To get to Nice, you need to fly to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE). It is located around 8 km from the city. For the full lowdown on how to make every day amazing when you get there, you can find all the insider inspiration you need in our Nice destination guide.

The Airport has all major airlines due to the city’s popularity. The Airport has two terminals within walking distance. Shuttle services and car rentals are available from the Airport. Public transportation (bus or train) is also available at the Airport.

Airport Hours

  • The Nice Cote d’Azur Airport offers round-the-clock arrivals and departures, for your convenience.
  • In partnership with Turkish Airlines, IndiGo flights to Nice and other European destinations fly regularly from cities across India.

Terminal Information

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is the largest airport on the Riviera and the third busiest airport in France. The Airport consists of two terminals, Terminal 1 and the newer Terminal 2. Both are easily connected through the free shuttle buses that run between them every 5 to 10 minutes. The Nice Cote d’Azur Airport consists of two runways and two helipads.


Airport Facilities

Wi-Fi facilities
VIP lounges at both terminals
Fast-track access
Internet centre
Medical assistance
Wheelchair service
Baby care
Meeting rooms
Smoking zone
Lost and found department
Porter service
Temporary luggage storage
Car rental services

Things to do

There is so little you can do while waiting for your flight at an airport, but thankfully, there are a few options to keep you occupied at the Nice Airport.

  • The Airport has several food joints where you can enjoy delicious food before boarding
  • There are many duty-free shops
  • There are indoor playrooms, if you are travelling with children
  • Use the massage chairs
  • If you have a few hours before your next flight, you can make use of the shower rooms at the VIP lounge areas at T1 and T2

Visa and Immigration

Indians need to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Nice, France. Depending on the length of stay you applied for, tourists are permitted to stay for up to 90 days from the date of entry. The Schengen visa is a short stay visa issued to visit the Schengen countries. If your stay exceeds 90 days, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa.

Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of three months and that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your trip. Also, make sure that your application has correct information, free of errors, else it can cause your visa to be delayed.

To ensure a hassle-free and seamless travel, here is a detailed information about the France visa –


Hotels near Nice Airport

There are several hotels near the Airport, making it convenient for travellers to check-in at the hotel and rest before catching their flight. Some of the hotels near Nice Côte d’Azur Airport are:

  • ibis Nice Aéroport Promenade des Anglais
  • Novotel Suites Nice Airport
  • Nice Promenade des Anglais Premier Classe Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Nice-Grand Arenas, an IHG hotel
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