In this section, you will find the Nice Cote de Azur airport guide with information on Wi-Fi, recreation areas, amenities and services, traveler reviews on the airport, and the names of some airport hotels in case you decide to spend the night at the airport — this is not for you.
I did not see the security service, but I still slept, so maybe they saw me. Most importantly, they did not disturb me.
To help organize your time at the airport, we offer traveler reviews on how they spent time at the Nice Cote de Azur International Airport.
- Spacious, clean and modern international airport with two separate terminals for domestic and international flights. Terminal 2 (international) is the largest and the newest. A wide variety of shops, restaurants and services are available at this airport.
- There is free wifi. Read more about this in the Wi-Fi / Internet section below.
- Due to recent events, security has been strengthened at this airport. Overnight is possible only if you have proof of the morning flight or if you have just arrived.
- Near the airport there are hotels where you can relax and spend the night. For more on this, see the Airport Hotels section below.
- Economy class passengers can use the recreation area for first-class passengers for an additional fee. Read more about its location and cost in the Airport Recreation Zones section.
For more information on services and amenities, go down below while continuing to explore the Nice Cote de Azur airport guide. Send us your feedback on the airport to help us keep this information up to date.
In this guidebook we can refer to the location «inside» and «outside». «Outside» is a public area of the terminal, located in the unguarded part, before passing the security check. “Inside” is a protected area of the terminal, which you can reach after passing through security checks.
If you are traveling economy class, you can use the recreation areas at Nice Airport for an additional fee or using the membership program. Visit a separate page on recreation areas for more information (facilities, opening times, cost information and membership program):
- Recreation Area Salon Riviera — Location: Terminal 1, inside, international departure zone, first floor. Opening hours: changeable. Payment at the entrance (26 €), with online booking (25 £), the Priority Pass program is available.
- Recreation area Salon Azur — location: terminal 1, inside, Schengen departure area, second floor. Opening hours: changeable. Payment at the entrance (26 €), with online booking (25 £), the Priority Pass program is available.
- Recreation area Salon Du Cap D’Antibes — location: terminal 2, inside, international / non-Schengen departure area, first floor. Opening hours: changeable. Payment at the entrance (26 €), with online booking (25 £), the Priority Pass program is available.
- Recreation Area Salon Du Cap Ferrat — Location: Terminal 2, inside, Schengen Departure Area. Opening hours: changeable. Payment at the entrance (26 €), with online booking (25 £), the Priority Pass program is available.
Payment can be made directly in the recreation area or in the service center.
Unlimited free Wi-Fi is provided by Nice Airport. Connect to the “AirportFreeWifi” network and accept the general conditions for access. Registration is not required. In addition, Atlanteam Internet access is possible throughout the airport at a cost of € 2 for 15 minutes, € 3 for 30 minutes, and € 5 for one hour.
If you do not want to stay overnight at the airport, we offer you a list of hotels located near Nice airport:
- Hotel Campanile Nice Aeroport — (5 minutes walk from Terminal 1) — free transfer.
- Hotel Ibis Budget Nice Aeroport — (7 minutes walk from Terminal 1) — no transfer.
- The Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport hotel (10 minutes on foot from Terminal 1) — a free round-the-clock transfer every 30 minutes.
The list of all hotels at Nice airport will help you find cheap accommodation, on the Tripadvisor website you can sort by price.
More information about the service, amenities and other features at the airport:
- Art at the airport is a display of franzuzskih works of art and culture that change every few months. Location: business center in terminal 1. Hours: 8.00-19.00 (Mon-Fri). Is free.
- ATMs / ATMs — Populaire Côte d’Azur ATMs are located in the following locations: Terminal 1: opposite Trib’s Restaurant; in the arrival area (in the area of baggage claim ribbons); in the departure zone (opposite the Relay store). Terminal 2: in the arrivals area (in the area of baggage claim ribbons); in the arrival area (opposite the meeting place); in the arrival area (opposite the Air France counter); in the departure area (between the Air Corsica and Air Algérie check-in counters).
- Childcare — Strollers are available at the airport for free. A diaper table with disposable diapers, baby-sized toilets and sinks are available in the children’s changing rooms located near the toilets in each of the terminals. Bottle warmers are available in some of the children’s changing rooms at Terminal 1. Dressing up is also possible in the club rooms and some of the women’s toilets. Location: Terminal 1: toilets at P2 in terminal 1, toilets at the O / GR arrival area; toilets in recreation areas A and B; toilets at the baggage tapes. Terminal 2: toilets at the meeting place, outside, ground floor.
- Banks — Populaire Côte d’Azur offers a full range of services at the airport. Terminal 2, outside, arrivals area. Opening hours 9.30-18.00 (Mon-Sat).
- Car rental — available, see our section «Airport Transport» below.
- Children’s playground — rocking chairs, wall games, toys and cartoons are available in safe and bright play areas located in the lounges waiting for the departure of both terminals. Terminal 2 also has an outdoor area.
- Currency Exchange — Interchange offers currency exchange and international calling cards. Location: Terminal 1, outside, departure area. Opening hours: 6.45-22.30; Terminal 1, inside, landing zone A, work time: 7.30-20.00; terminal 2, arrival area, opening hours 6.45-22.00; Terminal 2, departure zone, work time 7.30-21.00. The ATM Interchange issues foreign currency in terminal 1, inside, in landing zone A.
- Duty Free and Shopping — Aelia Duty Free Shops are available in Terminal 1 (in two places) and in Terminal 2 (in three places). A wide variety of retail stores is available at both terminals.
- Services for the whole family — family-friendly places, parking places, and checkpoints especially open for families during French school holidays — contribute to a relaxing time at the airport.
- Accelerated service — customers will be given priority and the expectation is minimized. Cost: 10 €, must be booked online.
- Food and Drink — Food service outlets operate throughout the airport with different schedules. At the moment there are no round-the-clock points. Here are the names of some places: Bar du Monde • Costa Coffee • Joe The Thought of the Marx • Pan Garni • Pret a Manger • The Starbucks • Trib.
- Information desk — location: terminal 1, outside, arrival area, exit A1; Terminal 2, outside, arrival area, exit A3. Opening hours 6.00-24.00, or until the last flight.
- Luggage Storage — Luggage can be handed over to the storage room for up to 60 days. € 8 for a piece of baggage in three hours, € 14 for 24 hours, and then an additional € 14 for each subsequent day. For 20 € you can wrap your luggage with a wrap and leave it for storage for a day, with a subsequent surcharge of € 14 for every additional day. An identification document (or passport), an air ticket and a working phone number are required to use the services of the luggage storage. Location: Terminal 2, outside, arrival zone, ground floor, near exits A03 and A04. Opening hours 6.00-23.30.
- Wrapping baggage — wrapping service is possible for 10 € per bag. Location: terminal 1, outside, inputs D2 and D3; Terminal 2, outside, input D3. Hours unknown.
- Medical office — health advice for travelers and injections are available in the office. Location: terminal 1, first floor, time for injections 14.00-16.00 (monday), 8.30-10.30 (tuesday, wednesday, thursday), 13.00-15.00 (friday). Medical consultation time: 8.30-23.30 (Monday and Friday).
- Pharmacy — Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Pharmacie. Location: terminal 2, departure area, work time 8.00-20.00. Personal hygiene items and essentials can also be purchased at terminal 1 machines. You can get anything from multivitamins and pain tablets to mosquito repellent, deodorant and contact lens solution.
- Prayer room — need a quiet place to pray and contemplate? There are Christian and Muslim prayer rooms, a room for Jews and the administration of prayer rooms. Location: terminal 2, arrival area, near the service center. Opening hours 6.15-22.00. The reception is open from 10.00 to 17.00.
- Service center — get information, buy tickets to paid recreation areas, print a document, deliver or deposit your luggage and much more is possible at the service center. Location — terminal 2, outside, arrival zone, ground floor. Opening hours: 6.00-23.30.
- Showers — no.
- Spa-service — you can get everything from express manicure to full pedicure and hand care services in the Mademoiselle Vernis nail bar. If you cannot approach them in terminal 2, then they can approach you. Make a manicure while waiting for landing at the exit! Location: Terminal 2, inside, departure lounge. Opening hours: from 14.00 to 19.00. No need to agree on a service in advance.
Terminal 2 closes from the time of the last arrival to the time 2 hours before the first flight (approximately 01.00-04.30). According to a knowledgeable person, travelers who have an early morning flight can stay in Terminal 1. You must arrive before the doors are closed (01.00-04.30). Automatic doors can open from the inside, but not from the outside.
Express buses offer a service between the airport and Nice-Riquier station (route No. 98, departure every 20 minutes) or Nice-Ville station (route No. 99, departure every 30 minutes) with the possibility of transfer to SNCF trains on both routes. One-way ticket costs € 6 (valid for 74 minutes, including transfer to / from the Lignes d’Azur public transport system). Route 23 is useful for moving to Nice St. Augustin, but only when moving in the direction of Vallon des Fleur or Bella Vista. The bus leaves from terminal 1, the fare is 1 €. For schedules and route information, visit the Lignes d’Azur website.
The car rental racks are located in terminal 1 (exits A1 / A2, to the right of the information office) and in terminal 2 (exits A2 / A3). The following agencies are represented: Avis / Budget, Firefly, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Interrent and Sixt.
The following agencies offer motorcycle rental: Easy-Moov, Happy Traffic and JP Taxi Moto.
Some hotels out of respect for their guests offer transfer services to the airport. Here are some of them:
Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport • Campanile Nice — Aeroport • Aeroport • Park Inn by the Airport • Ibis Budget Nice Aeroport • Ibis Styles Nice • The Mercure Nice Cap 3000 Aeroport
Taxis operating on the meter are available at terminal 1 (near exit A1) and at terminal 2 (near exit A3). Current fare at the moment: Antibes € 51 — 57; Cannes € 70 — 75 (daily rate); Juan les pins € 52 — 60; Monaco € 75 — 80; the center of Nice is € 23-31; San Remo € 145 — 165; San Tropez € 240 — 275. Indicated daily rate, valid from 6.00 to 19.00, possible surcharges are not taken into account.
The Nice Saint-Augustin Station is just a 10-minute walk from Terminal 1, providing quick access to regional TER trains, thus connecting the airport to the resorts on the French Riviera. To reach the station, exit via exit A1 and walk along the pedestrian walkway to “Nice St-Augustin”, located under the “English Walk” bridge. Cross Lindberg Street and turn left to Lycée hôtelier. Turn right at the traffic lights (Rene Cassin Boulevard). Go diagonally to the left under the railway bridge and turn right onto Edward Grind Avenue. The railway station can also be reached by taxi or bus number 23 (€ 1). The interval of movement of trains from 05.00 to 23.00
Regional TER trains and long-distance high-speed trains are also available at Nice-Ville or Nice-Riquier stations. Tickets can be purchased at the retail of both terminals or at the train station. For more information on train routes, schedules and fares, visit the SNCF website.