Nice Cote d'Azur Airport NCE
is France’s third most important airport (after de Gaulle & Orly), being the port of arrival for passengers to the Cote ‘Azur (Saint Tropez & Cannes Airport) and serving the Principality of Monaco (Monte Carlo Airport) via helicopter service.
Since Spring 2016 Nice Airport has been partially privatized - retaining 40% and selling 60%.
Cote d'Azur Airport is now France's first carbon-neutral Airport!
Cote d'Azur Airport is located 5.9 km southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Martitimes Department of France, on the Mediterranean Sea, and is accessible via motorway A8 (La Provencale), Exit 50 on N99 to Promenade des Anglais. The local telephone information number for the Airport is 0820 423 333 (0.12 EUR per minute).
With 2 long runways and an estimated 11.5 million passengers per annum, Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is served by a host of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to countless European cities with connections around the globe. Seasonal charter flights are available to popular vacation destinations.
Nice Airport has of two terminals.
Change of Terminal 1 road accesses- due to the ongoing Tram service extension:
- Passage de la Caravelle (the round-about for carpark P2 entrance and access to the Arénas);
- Entrance to carpark P2: follow signs to the westernmost entrance of Terminal 1 at street level.
- There are two new road accesses to the platform from the Promenade des Anglais in the direction Nice to St. Laurent du Var
European citizens traveling to France
will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.
Current & future Airport Developments:
Retail floor spaces are being expanded at both Terminals 1 & 2 (at T1 by about 12,900 sq.feet; at T2 by 27,200 sq.feet) in order to house the extensive new food & drink offerings, as well as another Aelia duty-free store & fashion outlets. The first phase of retail and dining upgrades is progressing, while a new centralized security control area and walkthrough duty free store were recently added. By 2017,
both terminals will have been entirely renovated, doubling the retail and waiting areas.