This Route is Operated by:
Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Jet2.com, TAP Portugal, Vueling, Air France
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|Avg. Flight Duration:|
8 hours 3 minutes
|Flights Depart from:||Manchester|
|Flights arrive in:||Nice|
|Airlines:||PGA-Portugalia Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Cityjet, Jet2.com, TAP Portugal, Vueling, British Airways, easyJet|
Travelling to the French Riviera is easy with regular flights from Manchester to Nice. During the summer, indirect flights leave for southern France every day, and with airlines like Jet2 offering direct connections a few days a week, low fares are also available. Nice is only 2h20m away, putting Mediterranean sunshine within easy reach.
Only a couple of airlines operate direct flights to Nice from Manchester International, including the budget carrier Jet2 along with British Airways. Neither operate a daily service, but indirect flights with airlines like Eurowings leave every day.
Direct flights from Manchester to Nice reach the French city between 2h20m and 2h25m. However, most services are indirect. The fastest of these takes approximately 3h55m, and usually involves a stop in Paris. Eurowings services via Dusseldorf are also handy, and take 5h35m.
Jet2 runs direct flights to Nice from Manchester 5 days a week from April to October, when the airline switches to a couple of days a week. British Airways also provide a single direct flight on Saturdays and Sundays all year-round, while Eurowings offer an afternoon departure every Saturday. There are some days with no direct flights, but on any given day travellers can expect a choice of 90-110 indirect options.
Flights from Manchester to Nice depart from Manchester Airport, around 16 km South West of the city. Frequent trains run between the airport's station and Manchester Piccadilly, operated by First Transpennine and Northern Rail. 24-hour buses and frequent Metrolink trains also provide a city link. Car rental desks and taxi ranks are available at the airport. First Bus operates Manchester's public transport network, including night bus routes.
Nice is a popular resort town on the French Riviera coastline, with a beautiful waterfront area, the Promenade des Anglais, and a bustling port. The ruins of Nice Castle overlook the city, giving impressive panoramic views, while the Old Town area of Cimiez contains interesting museums, like The Musee Chagall, the Musee Matisse and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Flights from Manchester to Nice land at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, which is just under 6 km from Nice. Frequent buses run between the airport and the town, while a station about 1 km from the airport offers a pleasant coastal route alternative. Car rental and taxis are available at the airport's two terminals. Ligne d'Azur buses make up Nice's transport network, supplemented by the coastal trains and Nice has a weekend night bus service.