Airport location, terminals and transportation
Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport is located 6 km from Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. It is the third busiest airport in France. The international airport is a main transport hub for those tourists who want to travel to Côte d'Azur. Also, the airport is widely used by passengers traveling to the Principality of Monaco that is located in the vicinity of the airport. There are two air-strips and two helicopter pads. Passengers are serviced in two terminals. There is also a cargo terminal. Every year, the airport services over 14 million passengers.
Passenger terminals and the parking area are served by free shuttle transfers. From the airport, you can reach railway stations Gare de Nice-Ville and Nice Riquier by bus (#99 and #98 correspondingly). The railway station Saint-Augustin is located within walking distance from the airport. You can travel to the city center or its western part (Magnan) by tram (#2). At the airport, you can catch an international bus. There is also a certified taxi service. Taxi ranks are located near the gate A1 (terminal 1) and A3 (terminal 2).
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
At Nice Airport, car rental companies are provided by the following car rental services: Advantage, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Inter rent, Enterprise, Firefly, Goldcar, Sixt, National. The car rental center at Nice Airport is one of the largest rental stations in the city. All the companies at the airport offer to rent a car for private or professional purposes for up to 1 month. Companies offer various vehicles, from budget cars to convertibles, luxury or sports cars.
Car rental points of companies are located in the arrival concourse and are open to 22 pm every day. In Terminal 1, their points are located at the exits A1 and A2, near the information desk. In Terminal 2, car rental points are located at the exits A2 and A3. Cars are taken and returned to the special parking lot (P7) that is situated in the Car Rental Center behind the parking lot P5 near Terminal 2.
To rent a car after 22:00, it is necessary to go to the Car Rental Center near the lot P5. To do this, take a transfer to T2 and then follow the signs to the Center.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
At the airport, there are parking lots near each terminal: P2, P4, G1 (near T1); P5, P6, P9, G2 (near T2). To park your car in the lot you prefer, it is better to book a place in advance via the Click and Park service. There are short-term (P2, P7, P5) and long-term lots (P4, P6). There is also an economy parking lot P9 and VIP lots G1 and G2.
There are the following hotels near the airport: Park Inn par Radisson Nice, Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport, Hotel Ibis Styles Nice, Hotel Novotel Suites Nice Airport, Hotel Mercure Nice Cap 3000 Aeroport, Hotel Novotel Nice Aeroport Cap 3000.