There are two types of buses available at Côte d'Azur Airport and they both offer fast and convenient connections to the city:
❯ Airport Express Buses 98 and 99
• Bus 98 (Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) to Promenade des Arts)
Bus 98 connects the NCE Airport with Promenade des Arts.
The bus goes along the coast (Promenade des Anglais), then passes around the old town (stop Cathédrale-Vieille-Ville, most central station in the city) and ends its journey at Promenade des Arts. Keep in mind that, the bus stops on request, be sure to request your stop as you approach otherwise the driver will keep going.
The buses depart every 20 minutes from 5:40 AM to 11:45 PM from Terminal 2. The journey to city center takes around 30-40 minutes.
You need a special ticket called Aéro Ticket that costs €6. This ticket is valid for 75 minutes; you can use the same ticket for tram or bus connections.
You can get ticket from the driver or at the ticket counters located near the bus stops (Gate A0 at Terminal 1, Gate A1/A2 at Terminal 2).
• Bus 99 (Côte d’Azur Airport to Nice-Ville Gare SNCF Train Station)
Bus 99 is the most popular and fastest airport express bus as it only stops at Terminal 1 & 2, Thiers Gambetta and Nice-Ville Gare SNCF (main railway station).
This bus runs every 30 minutes between 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Traveling time to last station, Nice-Ville Gare SNCF, is just 15 minutes. You need an Aéro Ticket that costs €6.
❯ Regular buses
Bus 23 is the cheapest way to get to Nice center as it only requires a standard ticket that costs €1.50.
If you are going to continue your journey by train, this is a good option as its second stop is Saint Augustin Train Station. After that, the bus continues to city center along Avenue de la Californie.
There are also other public buses (Bus 52, 59 and 72) that go from the airport to Nice city center. All these public buses depart right from the stop outside the airport. They usually run every 10 minutes from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
The journey to city center takes around 45 minutes.
• There are also shuttle and private bus service companies that offer service to other parts of France (such as Monaco, Cannes) and Europe:
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport does not have any direct metro or train connection.
To get to Nice center, first you should get to the closest train station (Saint Augustin Train Station) and then take the train to Nice center.
To get to Saint Augustin Train Station you can either walk (15 minutes) or you can take Bus 23 from Terminal 1.
As this is not a direct airport to city center transport, you should avoid this option and simply take bus or a taxi.
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is located 10 km far away from Nice city center.
The taxi ranks are located at Gate A3 of Terminal 2 and Gate A1 of Terminal 1.
A typical taxi trip from Côte d'Azur airport to Nice city center takes around 15 minutes and the cost is between €25-35.
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