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Basic info and car hire in Nice Airport

  • IATA airport code: NCE

  • ICAO airport code: LFMN

  • Full name: Nice Cote d’Azur Airport

  • Location: Nice

  • Hub for: Air France, EasyJet, HOP!

  • Website: Nice Airport

  • Contact: 0033 (0)820 423 333

  • Owner: ACA (Aeroports de la Cote d’Azur)

  • Elevation: 4 m / 13 ft

  • Number of runways: 2

About Nice Airport

Nice Airport is a wonderfully set airport, 5 kilometers from the city centre of Nice, and very close to the famous Promenade des Anglais, just by the seaside. It’s the biggest airport on the Cote d’Azur after Marseille Airport and has excellent connections with airports around Europe. Car hire at Nice Airport is a routine thing to do – the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is just waiting for you to discover its charming cities, villages and absorb its beauties.

Drive your rental car around Nice Airport

A road trip in the wonderful Cote d’Azur has found its place on the bucket list of almost every traveller. With the sea, the food, the nature and the culture it offers – it simply is a perfect place to relax and entertain yourself. The city of Nice is an impressive city, with a lovely old city town, great museums (like that of Chagall) and a great panorama from the waterfall hill above the city. You will instantly feel like at home – the city radiates multiculturalism and you will see tourists or residents of practically any nation. Well, if you do prefer a different ‘voyage’, drive up to Monte Carlo, and be a part of the elite, there. Perched villages are also a great idea – these are the smallish villages on the extreme tip of the hills so charming and welcoming you will instantly fall in love with them. Dip your toes or swim in the Mediterranean sea – you can even go on a cruise, hey, you’re in France, live the French way! If you are visiting the area to attend one of the renowned festivals, be prepared for dense traffic, as some vital streets get closed for the show. Also, be sure to book your car hire at Nice Airport in advance, so you will be able to explore the entire region just the way you want to. The area is very popular and you do not want to miss out on your chance to spend your holidays there comfortably. Do keep in mind that spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to visit, if you want to avoid the crowd or extremely high prices.

Services in Nice Airport

Nice Airport will not let you down, whether planning a business trip or on holiday. We do recommend you to hire a car in Nice, as the sights are unforgettable. 


There is a business lounge located in the Terminal 1, where you will be able to spend some quality time away from the airport's chaos. We suggest to book your ticket here. A dress code is requested and the area is non-smoking; you have however a palette of snacks and drinks available, Internet access, and the best international magazines, to your preference.


The airport is a big and modern with all the necessary facilities to ensure a pleasant stay there. There are bathrooms with unisex baby changing space, restaurant, shops and other helpful services. There are pushchairs free of charge available for you to use on the premises of the airport (inside as well as outside). If you’re travelling with babies, you will be relieved to discover there are bottle warmers in Terminal 1 and Children’s play areas in both terminals.


The airport offers a different shopping experience – Click and collect service. With this you can order a fashionable or unique item online, from your couch and collect it whilst passing through the airport.

History of Nice Airport

The very beginnings of Nice Airport services go to 1918, when postal flights connected France mainland to Corsica. During the WWII, it was used as an air base for the military and soon after the war an immediately busy line connecting Nice to Paris started operating. In the 1950’s, the number of passengers rose to 200,000 per year and by the 1990’s a new terminal was built. There is no great expansion plan for the time being– yet the number of passengers increases and Nice Airport has been awarded few time for its excellent service.

Petrol stations near Nice Airport

Total petrol station is located just on the airport’s premises, near the post. Should you arrive from city centre to Nice Airport you can also fill up your tank on your way at BP, Agip or Total Access, easily. In case a petrol station is closed, no need to worry, you can still use it and simply pay with your credit card, just make sure to fill the tank before you return the car in one of the closest stations to Nice Airport to ensure correct fuel level.