Nice is a beautiful French city set on pebble-lined shores of the Baie des Anges. It is not only a great location that makes this city so special and attractive to tourists. Astonishing architecture, numerous museums, sunshine, and vibrant city streets are also reasons to visit Nice.
Things to do
This is a city of art and culture with many museums, such as famous Musée Matisse and Marc Chagall National Museum where you can find out more about French painters. The Promenade des Anglais is long approximately 4 miles, and it is a great place if you want to take a walk and enjoy the amazing sea view. You can also go to Castle Hill, a historic hilltop park, which offers breathtaking city and sea views.
There is a great flower market on the Cours Saleya every day where you can find fruit and vegetables as well. That is not the only market; each Nice’s quarter has its market, restaurants, and boutiques. There are many delicious meals usually made with olive oil, and you should definitely try at least one. If you’re coming during the summer, you might visit the Nice Jazz Festival, which is probably the most prestigious Europe’s jazz festival.
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
This is an international airport conveniently located about 4 miles from the Nice city center. The airport code is NCE, and it is the third busiest airport in the country with over 13,8 million passengers served in 2018. Being the principal port of arrival for people coming to the French Riviera, no wonder it is so busy.
Nice Airport provides its passengers with various services. You can go shopping, grab a drink, have lunch, buy souvenirs, and even rent an office or meeting room. There is an amazing relaxation area with 4 lounges where you can relax or read a book while waiting for your international or domestic flight. You can also use their WiFi which is free and unlimited for all airport passengers.
How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes?
NCE Airport offers various Nice Airport transfers, App-Based Transfers, Taxi Service, Rental Cars, and Public Buses. See below to find the ride that meets all your requirements.
The cheapest way to get from Nice Airport to Cannes is by train(only 5.90€), but note that you would have to use a public bus or walk about 15 minutes to reach the train station. The Express Bus can take you to Cannes for 22€ within 45 minutes. One of the fastest Nice Airport transfers to Cannes is a taxi service which is much more expensive - there is a flat fee of 80€. There are some airport shuttles that can also get you to Cannes offering rates from 30€ to 80€.
Nice Airport Transfers
There are several airport shuttle providers in Nice offering private or shared transfers. We’ve listed their contact information and their rates to help you find the most convenient one. Choose one of the following Nice Airport shuttles and enjoy your stay in this beautiful city.
Nice Airport Shuttle offers reliable transfers and shuttle service from NCE every day. Whether you need a ride from Nice Airport to St. Tropez, Cannes, or Monaco, they can take you there. Their airport shuttle is much cheaper than car service, and we’ve listed their lowest shuttle rates for up to 8 people.
St. Paul de Vence
For other locations, there is only a car service, and you can check out their rates here.
You have to make a shuttle/car reservation in advance(at least 48 hours). All shuttles are non-smoking and have air condition.
Where is the pick-up location at Nice Airport?
Look for your transfer driver after the custom, he will be holding your name on a board.
Fox Transfer can provide you with affordable private Nice Airport transfers with door-to-door service. They can take you to many locations, including downtown Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Saint Tropez, Monaco, etc. See and compare their rates below to find the cheapest ride to your destination.
Monaco / Monte Carlo
You can reach them by calling Fox Transfer at +44 203 807 4495 or send an e-mail at email@example.com.
Where is the pick-up location at Nice Airport?
One of their experienced drivers will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall holding a board with your name on it.
Dream Tours can now also pick you up and drop you off at NCE with their new Nice Airport transfers service. They offer private comfortable vehicles and fixed rates from Nice Airport to Cannes, Nice, Antibes, and more. To find out the prices, see our list below.
If you plan on booking this luxury vehicle, sedan, or clean van, do it at least 24 hours in advance. In cases of the shorter notice period, call them at +33611359292.
Nice Airport Transfer provides private airport transportation to and from NCE 24/7. This a very convenient option for all those looking for a transfer from Nice Airport to Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, or just to the city center or the train station. Discover their rates below.
St. Augustin Train Station
If you want to reach them by phone for additional assistance or book a luxury sedan from NCE, use one of the following numbers:
+33 769 314 834;
+33 629 984 998.
The most popular network transportation company, Uber, is also allowed to operate at NCE. This is not the cheapest transportation option, but it is still much more affordable than some private transfers and taxi service. We’ve listed Uber lowest rates to the most popular destinations to help you compare them with other Nice Airport transfers.
Uber Nice Airport
to the city center: 17€
to Antibes: 34€
to Cannes: 49€
Book your Uber transfer online, and you will get instant confirmation with instructions on where to meet your driver at NCE.
Nice Airport Taxi Transfer
Airport taxis are probably the fastest Nice Airport transfers. That’s why they are also more expensive than shared shuttles, buses, or Uber. To find the taxi rank and taxi drivers at the airport, look for Terminal 1 Gate A1 or Terminal 2 Gate A3(see the map here).
They have flat rates for a taxi ride from NCE to one of the three destinations:
the city center: 32€
Check out the taxi estimates to some other destinations; the price depends on traffic jams:
St. Paul: 49-65€
You can reach Central Taxi Riviera Nice by calling 04 93 13 78 78.
Public buses are often used by those who don’t have a lot of luggage and aren’t in a hurry. Their affordable prices attract passengers who want to cut their costs and avoid taxi service.
To the city:
You can catch a local bus for only 1.50€, which is definitely the cheapest way to get from Nice Airport to the city. Bus #23 Bella Vista will take you to Boulevard Gambetta and the train station, and buses #52, #59, and #70 go to the Promenade hotels, Place Masséna, and the Old Town.
Go through the Terminal 1 parking lot to the Promenade des Anglais to get to the bus stop. Also, remember toflag the airport bus down or it might not stop.
If going back to the airport, use the bus #23 Centre Commercial which is the only one that can take you into NCE and drop you off at Terminal 1.
The Nice Airport Express Bus #98 can take you to the beach hotels and the Old Nice for the price of 6€. It has frequent departures - runs every 20 minutes from NCE. The bus ticket gives you one free transfer, so you can use other bus lines in the city(#9, #10, #81) to get to the Nice Port.
If you want to go to the main train station, you should take Gare SNCF Bus#99 which leaves every 30 minutes. The Nice train station now offers free internet access and luggage storage.
The best bus transportation from Nice Airport to Cannes is via Cannes Express Bus no. 210. You will be at your destination within 45 minutes. It is pricier than regular public buses but more efficient.
This service costs 22€ for adults. Those younger than 26 can travel for 16.50€, and children under 12 pay only 5€. Purchase your tickets from the airport driver or use online booking.
The public bus no. 200 is slower and has more stops, so the journey can take up to 90 minutes. This kind of cheaper transfer is not recommended for time-sensitive passengers.
Public buses can take you to many other regional destinations, as well. If you’re looking for some other bus route from NCE, click here to pick a destination and find out if there’s a bus line that can take you there.
There is no train line that is directly connected to Nice Airport. However, you can use a public bus to get to the main train station and then continue your journey. Alternatively, if you don’t carry a lot of stuff, you can walk to the Saint Augustin train station which is 15 minutes away by foot.
The train journey to Cannes will take about 35 minutes and it will cost only 5.90€. You can notice that this is definitely the cheapest transportation option from Nice Airport to Cannes.
Even though there is no train station at NCE, you can buy train tickets at the shuttle bus station at Gate AO at Terminal 1 or at Terminal 2, Arrivals level Gate A2.
Nice Rental Cars
Make sure your trip gets off to a great start by renting a vehicle at NCE. Nice Airport offers various Europe’s major rental companies located in the Rental Car Center(RCC). All of them offer a broad range of options to fit any of your needs.
The car rental desks at NCE are located in the Arrival hall and open until 10 PM.
Terminal 1: Gates A1 and A2;
Terminal 2: between Gate A2 and Gate A3.
Avis / Budget
04 83 76 29 31
08 44 58 18 181
04 97 180 184
+33 1 78 42 77 71
0 825 342 343
+33 4 93 213 672
04 93 21 80 92
+33 1 44 38 03 23
04 93 21 81 52
08 20 00 74 98
+34 965 94 31 86
+34 965 94 31 86
A Different Ride for Each Budget
Shared Ride Shuttle service is the most economical way to and from the airport yet very convenient and efficient.
Book a private car, van or limo when you need direct, exclusive service to and from the airport.