Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is an international hub and gateway to the exclusive and popular French Riviera resorts, Monaco, the French Alps and Grasse, the global perfume centre. The historic city of Nice is a major visitor attraction, so it's international airport is both a national and global hub for a variety of airlines. Some of the UK airports offering direct flights to Nice include London, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is the only airport in Nice and its surrounds. The airport has two terminals and handle almost 14 million passengers each year. Budget airline easyJet has an operational base within Nice Airport, and travellers will find it convenient to reach the city by public transport, hire car or taxi as it's just four miles from the airport.
Some of the airlines offering direct flights to the Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice include British Airways, EuroWings, Jet2, Air France, Ryanair and WIZZ Air.
With speedy journey times from the UK of around two hours to two hours 40 minutes, it's unsurprising that many travellers prefer to fly to Nice. The region is a year-round international destination, popular for its amazing beach resorts, outstanding scenery, ski resorts, and historic buildings and monuments, and flying is considered the fastest and most convenient way of travelling to there when arriving from international destinations.
Nice hosts around 4 million holidaymakers and travellers each year, and some of the city's hidden gems include the Chateau de Bellet vineyards located just 20 minutes drive from downtown Nice, and Coco Beach, which is preferred by locals and is ideal for diving or snorkelling. It's fairly simple to get around Nice by public transport using trams and buses which serve villages and towns throughout the region. A night bus operates five different routes in the town, and planning trips can be easier if you purchase a combined tram/bus ticket. The Velo Bleu 24/7 bike hire service is another way to get around in Nice and its surrounding areas, and there are currently nearly 80 miles of cycle tracks and paths in the metropolitan area of the city alone.