As your aircraft lands along one of the world's most famous coastlines, admire the spectacular high altitude views of villas, yachts and the glistening sea, your private driver he, prepare his Taxi and writes your name on his tablet for a personalised welcome "Meet & Greet" at the baggage claim. Welcome to Nice Côte d'Azur airport, the gateway to the wonderful French Riviera.
The second largest airport in France is located at the western end of the Promenade des Anglais, at
Seven kilometers from downtown. Compared to the more imaginative locations of some city airports, Nice has to fight for the title of the most accessible airport in the world. A transfer from the airport to the centre of Nice lasts about 30 minutes, for example. In fact, it is not uncommon to see newcomers rolling small suitcases along the Promenade towards the city centre, which is only advisable for people whose apartments are relatively close, of course!
Nice airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is home to both established and low-cost carriers, while Terminal 2 is mainly home to Air France and easyJet. Immigration and baggage formalities generally run smoothly, so you should have your passport stamped, have your baggage collected and be ready to head to the city in no time.
Local drivers and premium vehicles less than 5 years old, the guarantee of optimal quality and reliability recognized by all the local players in passenger transport. With fares on average 12% cheaper than taxis, we have chosen quality at the right price.
Here's a little anecdote for you: sometimes it's cheaper to take the helicopter from Nice Airport to Monaco than a taxi in high season! If the distance between Nice and its airport is perhaps too short to offer such an elegant entrance, there is certainly no shortage of taxis waiting for new arrivals in front of both terminals.
Ligne d'Azur, the city's bus operator, operates two dedicated airport services, lines 98 and 99. Bus 98 runs along the Promenade des Anglais to Old Nice, around Place Garibaldi and the port, as far as Riquier station.
Nice has three railway stations: Riquier station in the east, Thiers station in the centre and Saint-Augustin station in the west, just close enough to the airport to be classed among the transport possibilities. It's a bit tricky to reach if it's your first time as a visitor, and involves a quick shuttle bus ride from the airport to an outside stop, Arénas, followed by a 5-10 minute walk. This is more useful for accessing nearby towns such as Antibes and Villefranche-sur-Mer. If you decide to take the train, make sure it serves the desired stop. There are many express services that only serve the larger stations.
With an average of -25% cheaper than the TAXIS niçois (although it happens more and more often at rush hour in particular, that fares are in fact...THREE TIMES the price of a taxi).
If The rates are your only criteria, they are an unbeatable solution, but until when? Because in view of the regular scandals of: tax evasion, sexism, fake driver's cards,...(we advise you theexcellent article in Le Figaro on this subject ) that taint these applications, the lack of safety and traceability on board old and rented vehicles, amateur and overexploited drivers.
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