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47 - 215 GBP
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11 - 28 °C
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Extensive beaches, a medieval old town, small picturesque ports, and a wide range of museums are only some of the many reasons why Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, attracts visitors all year round. A mild Mediterranean climate and almost 300 sunny days a year means that anytime is a good time to visit Nice. The only month to avoid is August when temperatures often reach 30 degrees Celsius. For good bargains and great weather, plan your visit in the shoulder months of September – October or March – April. Winter months from November – March are also sunny and crisp with average temperatures of 13 – 15 degrees. At this time of the year, you can find attractive deals on posh accommodation along the seaside.


Nice flight deals found on momondo

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Multiple Airlines
IAD
13 Jun
Washington Dulles Intl airport
25h 43m
3 Stops
NCE
Nice Côte d'Azur airport
Multiple Airlines
NCE
26 Jun
Nice Côte d'Azur airport
19h 40m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
648 GBP
Air Canada
Air Canada
DCA
13 Jun
Washington Reagan-National airport
16h 45m
2 Stops
NCE
Nice Côte d'Azur airport
Air Canada
NCE
26 Jun
Nice Côte d'Azur airport
18h 08m
1 Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National airport
753 GBP
Delta
Delta
DCA
14 Jun
Washington Reagan-National airport
15h 25m
2 Stops
NCE
Nice Côte d'Azur airport
Delta
NCE
27 Jun
Nice Côte d'Azur airport
16h 24m
1 Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National airport
1,232 GBP

Which airlines fly to Nice?

Direct international flights from the UK are available through British Airways, Jet2, Monarch Airlines, easyJet and Ryanair. Other airlines with layovers include Air France, Norwegian, LOT Airlines, KLM, Austrian Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, Brussels Airlines, and many more.


How to get from the airport to Nice city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Nice along with the distance from the city centre
Nice Côte d'Azur
4 mi from city centre

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE)

Public Bus

If you are heading to any of the beach hotels or to Old Nice, take the Airport Express Bus #98 ‘Promenade des Arts’ which leaves every 20 minutes. To go to the main train station, take the Airport Express Bus #99 ‘Gare SNCF’ which runs every 30 minutes. The fare is €6.00 EUR and your Aero ticket is good for one transfer on trams or buses within an hour, so don’t hesitate to hop on the tramway for one or two stops to get closer to your destination. On Bus #99, the ticket is good for 74 minutes for a similar transfer. An inexpensive option is to take Bus #23 which can take you to the city centre in around 30 minutes for €1.50 EUR.

Taxis

Taxis can cover the 7-kilometre distance from the airport to Nice Centre in 15 – 20 minutes via the ‘Promenade des Anglais’. The minimum rate is €7.00 EUR, with a €3.00 EUR pick-up charge and waiting charge of €26.00 EUR per hour. You are likely to pay between €23 – €31 EUR for a ride to Nice Centre.

Car Rental

The car rental company desks on the Arrivals levels are open until 10 p.m. You can also book online and find the best deals for car rentals with momondo.


How to get around in Nice?

The tourist areas of Nice are quite compact and may be worth exploring on foot. But Nice is not a small Riviera resort town, hence public transport is the most reliable and cost efficient way to explore it to the fullest extent.

Buses and Trams

Ligne D’Azur network operates over 130 day-time bus routes and 5 night-time bus routes in the 49 towns of Nice Cote d’Azur. Tickets are €1.50 EUR per ride and allow changes between lines including use of trams within 74 minutes. Based on the length of your stay, you should consider buying a 1-day or 7-day Pass or a Multi-10 ticket which includes 10 journeys for €10 EUR.

Bikes

Bike sharing system Velo Bleu has close to 175 bike stations in the city and you can subscribe to the system for 1 day with a €1.50 EUR fee or for 7 days with a €5.00 EUR fee. The bike rental is free for the first 30 minutes, €1.00 EUR for the next 30 minutes and €2.00 EUR for every additional hour after that. Apart from this system, there are several other bike rental companies that operate in Nice.

Taxis

Taxis are operated by several private companies and are easily available but may not be the most budget-friendly option to move around in the city.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Nice?

UK Nationals

UK citizens must have a passport, but no visa is required for up to 90 days. Passport endorsed British Citizens, European Communities, British Dependent Territories Citizens or British Subjects only need a passport.

Other Nationalities

For foreign nationals, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.


Quick facts about Nice

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Currency
Euro
Beer
Pint of beer
1.28 GBP
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
12 GBP
Public transport
One-way ticket
1.36 GBP

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Additional info and tips about visiting Nice

Things to do and places of interest in Nice

With more than 100 museums, rich architecture, an extraordinary art scene, and internationally renowned gastronomy, there is so much to explore in the city of Nice.

  • Visit the works of renowned artists at the Musée Picasso, Musée Mark Chagall and Musée Matisse. More contemporary pieces and pop art can be found in Nice’s modern art gallery, MAMAC.
  • Wander the narrow streets of Vieux Nice, lined with galleries, cafés and greengrocers’ shops as you take a leisurely stroll down the Promenade des Anglais.
  • Take in the scents, colours and lively ambience of the Cours Saleya market where you will find authentic local products from inland Nice apart from flowers, fruits and vegetables.
  • Enjoy the fragrance of a multitude of flowers at the Italian-style garden, Jardin Du Monastère de Cimiez which has old pergolas covered with climbing roses. The garden offers a scenic vista over the city, the sea and the hills.
  • Explore gorgeous views of Baie des Anges, Old Nice and the Port from Parc De La Colline Du Chateau, also called Castle Hill.
  • The Observatoire De La Cote D’Azur, the Saint-Nicolas Cathedral, Musée Bonnard in Le Cannet, La Villa Eilenroc – Juan Les Pins and the Villa Domergue in Cannes make for an interesting itinerary of the Belle Epoque of Cote D’Azur.

Tips and tricks for visiting Nice

A French Riviera Pass gives you free access to all museums and several other attractions and activities. You can opt for a 24-hour pass for €26 EUR, 48-hour pass for €38 EUR or a 72-hour pass for €56 EUR based on your itinerary and duration of stay. If you are visiting in February around Mardi Gras time, enjoy the Nice Carnival where a procession of flowered floats and floral competitions take over the city. It’s usually much cheaper to go out for a meal at lunchtime as restaurants offer good-value plats du jour or two-course menus. Also, order a carafé d’eau (tap water) instead of expensive bottled water. If you are visiting Nice on a strict budget, book a tour with ‘Greeters’ a group of volunteers offering free guided tours around themes such as architecture, food or antiques.