There are multiple ways of getting to Nice! France’s fifth largest city may be reached by air, road, rail or sea!
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport – France’s busiest airport after its Parisian counterparts – is located 6 kilometres to the west of the city. Its transport links include taxis, local buses and line 2 of the tram network, meaning it’s less than a 30 minute journey from the city centre.
Nice Airport : (+33) (0)820 42 33 33
Bus connections between the airport and city centre:
Ligne 98 – Aéroport /Gare Riquier(19 stops).
Leaves from both terminals, every 20 minutes, between 6am and 11.43pm (except public holidays). Leaves from the gare Riquier train station, every 20 minutes, between 5.20am and 9pm (except public holidays).
Ligne 99 – Aéroport / Gare Nice Ville (direct).
Leaves from both terminals, every 30 minutes, between 7.50am and 9pm. Leaves from the gare de Nice Ville train station every 30 minutes, between 8am and 9pm.
Nice is reached by road via the A8 motorway, “La Provençale”, which runs from Aix-en-Provence in the west to the Italian border in the east.
Five different motorway exits serve the various parts of the city:
• Exit 50 Promenade des Anglais
• Exit 51 Saint-Augustin Aéroport
• Exit 52 Saint-Isidore
• Exit 54 Nice Nord
• Exit 55 Nice Est
If you choose to travel by train, it’s worth knowing that there are 20 arrivals daily to Nice from France’s major cities and 11 regular services from abroad. For example, the TGV high-speed train links Paris to Nice in 5 hours 30 minutes.
If you like the idea of arriving in Nice by sea, you’ll have to book a port berth. You need to complete a form to do this. You will receive a reply from the Nice port authorities within 48 hours.