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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Nice
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Nice (NCE)
Typically, flights to Nice from London are cheaper when flying from London Gatwick to Nice Côte d'Azur, which has an average price of £96
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO NICE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||January||35% cheaper||Flying from London Heathrow Airport to Nice costs on average just £86 in January|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO NICE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||August||37% more expensive||It costs about £181 for flights to Nice from London Heathrow Airport in August|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO NICE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||May||421% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Nice from London Heathrow Airport in May than any other month|
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.
In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Nice for £20/person, which is 93% cheaper than the average flight to Nice. To find the cheapest price to Nice from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
If you aren’t able to travel during the month of January, then book flights to Nice from United Kingdom during March instead. Flights to Nice in March, while not as cheap as those in January, still average around £91.
In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Nice is about 60 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £119. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Nice outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United Kingdom to Nice for £27.
On average, the least expensive day to fly to Nice from United Kingdom is on a Monday. momondo users have found tickets for Monday departures for as low as £102. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Friday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Nice on Friday is £144.
Our data shows that the cheapest United Kingdom to Nice flights are usually those with departure times in the afternoon. Our users have found flights to Nice in the afternoon for as low as £110. In the evening is when there is more demand to fly to Nice, so prices are often more expensive at around £145 per ticket.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Nice for March, April, and May, when they can visit Parc national des Calanques and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Those flying to Nice could potentially find better pricing at Toulon Hyeres Airport (70 mi from Nice city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.
The cheapest airport near Nice is typically Toulon Hyeres Airport, with an average price of £282/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
easyJet, British Airways, Ryanair and KLM are the most popular airlines that fly from United Kingdom to Nice on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Nice with these airlines and other airlines flying from United Kingdom.
SWISS is a popular choice for users travelling to Nice. It operates 18 flights every week to Nice, most often flying from Zurich. SWISS ticket prices will depend on when and where you need to fly from - deals as low as £144 (from Edinburgh Turnhouse) have been found by momondo users. In 134 reviews, momondo users have rated SWISS at an average score of 8.4/10.
Jet2 flight deals to Nice start from £93 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a return journey departing from Birmingham. Over any normal week, Jet2 flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Manchester is the most popular Jet2 departure point to Nice so generally has the most availability. Jet2 is scored a 8.0/10 in 3 reviews.
|Air France||PriceFrom £88||First Class||Rating|
|British Airways||PriceFrom £67||First Class||Rating|
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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