When you have to go to Nice or the nearby locations, flying is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel. Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is the second most important airport in France and the main one on the French Riviera. It is close to the city centre (it is only 6 km away, at the eastern end of the Promenade des Anglais), which makes it very convenient. After completing customs and immigration formalities and picking-up your luggage, you can head to downtown, choosing between all the local means of transport available.
The most important bus network is Ligne d’Azur, which includes lines 98 and 99, that drive newcomers directly from airport to the city center. Leaving the Promenade des Anglais, line 98 passes Garibaldi Square, the port and Vieux-Nice, all the way to Nice-Riquier train station. Line 99 runs along the Promenade des Anglais then crosses the heart of the city, enabling its passengers to see Gambetta Boulevard, the train station, among other must-see places.
If you want to take the train, you have three possibilities, either to go to Nice-Riquier station in east of Nice, choose Thiers train station in the city center, or go to St. Augustin station, which is in the western part of the city. However, since it might be complicated to reach one of these stations, especially if you visit Nice for the first time, it would be best to take the shuttle bus connecting the airport and Arénas stop.
Several taxis should be available right in front of both terminals. Among all the models available, those of high-end like Mercedes or Audi will guarantee you a pleasant and safe ride. With some companies, booking for Nice airport transfer is free.
When you have to go to Monaco but your schedule is tight, there is a private helicopter taxi service at your disposal. In a few minutes, an experienced pilot will take you from Nice airport to Monaco.
For maximum comfort and freedom, car rental with a private driver is ideal. This option will enable you discover all the richnesses of the area at your own pace. Several companies are well established in this area.
Two points are key if you choose this option: the professionalism of the provider and the vehicle condition.