Car Hire at Nice Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you want to feel like a film star on the French Riviera, try perfumes in Grasse or stroll palm fringed promenades in Nice, you can find the best car hire at Nice Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Nice Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Nice Airport; Advantage, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt . All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Nice Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station to Nice airport is the Total garage which is located on the airport site. If you are coming from the Promenade des Anglais, it will be visible just before terminal 2 after the roundabout with ‘rocky man’ sculpture.
Driving around Nice Airport
Nice Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Nice can be accesses via the A8 Autoroute from the Cannes and Aix-en-Provence in the west or from Italy. From the West it is a beautiful drive along the coast. Approaching the city from the East, the three 'Corniches' ('Basse', 'Moyenne' and 'Grande') offer a wonderful panoramic route from Menton to Nice.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Nice Airport.
The iconic Cap, even more romantic under a full moon, glorious beaches and dazzling sea views make Antibes a natural beauty. Its open air markets, glitzy harbour, Picasso museum and jazz festivals make it a city for lounging, dining, dancing, bathing and soaking up the sun.
It takes just 35 minutes to reach Antibes from Nice Airport. Head northwest on the Chemin de la Digue des Francais/M99 the take the A8 exit at the roundabout, sign posted to Antibes. Merge onto the A8 toll road then take exit 47-Villeneuve-Loubet. Merge onto the D2 following signs to Antibes.
In the perfume capital of France you can hike in the hills past old farmhouses, play tennis, ride horses, go mountain biking, play golf or simply soak up the atmosphere of local markets, eat mouth-watering crepes, eat pizza cooked in cliff-side ovens and buy perfume, soap and olive oil.
Grasse is just 30 minutes from Nice Airport. Simply take the A8 from the airport following signs for Grasse. Exit onto the A42 which is a toll road and continue onto the D9 into the centre. Parking charges apply from 8am to 12pm and from 2pm until 7pm. The cost is 20 cents for 30 minutes and up to €4.10* for 4 hours.
Palm fringed beaches, elegant boulevards, promenade walks, sea views, seafood restaurants, museums, old town maze of alleys with outdoor markets and cute shops, cliff walk, Monaco just around the corner. Check out our guide on things to do in Nice to learn more.
It takes just 12 minutes to reach Nice from the airport. Head south on the Avenue Auguste Maicon towards Avenue des Frères Wright then take the 4th exit at the roundabout. Continue following signs for Nice centre. Parking in nice is metered from Monday to Sunday between 9am and 8pm with a maximum parking time of 2 hours. The rate is €1.30 per hour. Free parking is only possible on the outskirts of the city. There is a Park and Ride facility which is on the outskirts but is cheaper and includes transport into the city centre, taking one hour. Unlimited parking is available in many car parks at a cost of €2-4 per hour or €24-30* per day. Some hotels in Nice offer parking but this is usually charged.
Prices subject to change