Nice Airport is one of the busiest airports in France. There are daily flights to Paris, as well as other European destinations and international destinations including Canada and New York. There are also flights to North Africa and the Middle East. Interestingly, the airport is located on an old landfill site, just at the western end of Nice itself. It is also one of the most beautiful airports in the world in terms of the view, because you can look straight onto the French Riviera as you land or depart.
The older terminal is Terminal 1 and is still used by most airlines. In fact, at the moment, only EasyJet and Air France use Terminal 2. Luckily, it is easy to get from one terminal to the next with the free shuttle service.
If you want to get from the airport to the center of Nice, the easiest way to do that is by taking the airport express buses. You could take bus number 98, which will take you straight to the central bus station in Nice. The 99 will take you to the central railway station in Nice. Both these lines can be accessed from both terminals and cost a fixed 4 Euros per ticket. Best of all, on the day you buy your ticket, you can use it on any other buses and trams in and around Nice. However, if you are on a budget, you can also get to Nice from Terminal 1 with bus 23, which costs just 1 Euro.
Many hotels also offer free shuttle services and it is likely that you will have been told about this when you booked your trip. If, however, you are a backpacker and have not yet booked a hotel, or if you have forgotten to bring some Euro coins with you (despite everybody paying in coins, bus drivers never have change), you could even opt to walk.
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