Are you planning a trip to Nice soon? If your next destination is Nice Airport, This article is perfect for you! Here, we talk about the most important details for transportation from Nice Airport to the nearby towns. You can easily reach the other cities from the airport including Cannes and Monaco! Check out our guide of how to reach Nice Airport and move around from there!
Transportation to and from Nice Airport
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option for transportation to and from the airport of Nice, there’s an urban city bus that you can take.
To get to the city center from Nice Airport, walk to the Promenade des Anglais and look for the bus stop. Don’t forget that you have to flag down the bus or it might just keep going! You can take bus numbers 23, 52, 59, 70. The journey takes longer than an express bus ride but the ticket only costs 1.50€.
To get to Nice Airport from the city center, you can take bus 23 that goes all the way to Terminal 1. From there, you can catch a free shuttle or navette to Terminal 2.
There are two express buses that service the Nice Airport: Buses 98 and 99. From the airport, take bus 98 ‘Promenade des Arts/Lycée Masséna’ if you want to go to the beach hotels or Old Nice. Take bus 99 ‘Gare SNCF’ if you want to go to the main train station. The one-way ride costs 6€ and you can buy your ticket from the desk at the airport or from the bus driver when you board.
You can take the same buses to go to Nice Airport. Bus 98 leaves from Lycée Masséna whereas bus 99 leaves from the main train station of Nice. They both stop at the T1 and T2 terminals at Nice Airport.
INSIDR TIP: Your ticket is good for one transfer on trams or buses within an hour and 15 minutes, so don’t hesitate to hop on the tramway for one or two stops to get closer to your destination.
If you are a small group traveling with some luggage, taking a taxi is the better option. City buses tend to get crowded so there might not be enough space for your luggage. This way, it would be much easier for you to transport your belongings and luggage to your accommodation. At Nice Airport, the taxi fares are fixed, so you don’t have to worry about negotiating for a cheaper price. A one-way ride from the airport to Nice town center is 32€ for a maximum of 4 people. Taking a taxi gets you to the town center in about 20 minutes.
To go back to Nice Airport from the town, you may call to reserve a taxi however, they’ll add a 4€ charge to picking you up so it’ll be a total of 36€.
INSIDR TIP: taxis in Nice generally don’t take credit cards so make sure to have some cash. You may also tip if you want but it’s not obligatory.
To rent a car in France, you’ll need a driver’s license, and an official ID (a national ID or a passport). If you are not from an EU country, make sure you have an international driving license with you. Moreover, you need to be over 18 years old and to have had a driver’s license for at least 2 years. The prices of renting depend on the rental agency, the number of days you are renting for, insurance fee, and the number of drivers.
Transportation from Nice airport to Cannes
If you want to get to Cannes at a cheaper price, the urban city bus is the best option. You should get on Bus 200. The one-way ticket costs 1.50€ and it’ll take about 1.5 hours. The only downside is that the bus departs from a stop that’s 10 minutes away on foot from the airport.
The express bus option to Cannes is faster at only 50 minutes however, it costs much more than the city bus. You can take Bus 210 from either terminals T1 and T2. The ticket is 22€ for one-way and 33€ for a roundtrip ticket. For those under 26, it costs 16.50€ and for children under 12, it costs 5€.
The taxi option is best especially if you’re a group of 4 people. You can economize your costs as a one-way taxi ride to Cannes is at a fixed rate of 80€ and it’ll only take 50 minutes.
However, please note that there might be a shortage of taxis and prices may increase during the Cannes Film Festival.
Gare de Nice Saint-Augustin is the nearest train station to Nice Airport, it is about 250 meters away from terminal T1 and walking there should only take about 10 minutes. From Saint-Augustin station, you can take a train to Cannes and get there in 35 minutes.
Transportation from Nice airport to Monaco and Menton
The other two towns that you can reach from the Nice Airport is Monaco and Menton. The towns are located east of the airport.
The express bus from Nice Airport directly goes to Monaco and then to Menton. You can take bus 110 from either Terminals T1 and T2 at the airport. A one-way ticket is 22€ and roundtrip tickets are 33€. And like in most cases, people under 26 are eligible to a discounted rate at 16.50€ and tickets for children under 12 are 5€. The journey takes about 45 minutes to Monaco and 1 hour and 15 minutes to Menton. The bus takes off from the airport every half hour.
Taking a taxi to Monaco is another option. The taxi from Nice Airport to Monaco is at a fixed price of 90€ for one-way. The journey will take about 30-40 minutes. On the other hand, a taxi all the way to Menton would be costly as it is further.