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    Car hire from Nice Airport at the best prices

    Auto Europe has been present on the car rental market for over 60 years. During this time, the company has established itself as a renowned car hire car broker with numerous partners throughout the world. We bring you rental cars from high-quality rent a car companies in more than 180 countries. In France, Auto Europe offers a large number of pick-up locations nationwide, especially in the large tourist centres such as the Côte d'Azur or Paris. Book your car hire from Nice Airport to explore the south of France easily. Get even more inspiration with our French Riviera road trip guide! To read what other travellers have to say about our car hire services in Nice, consult our Nice car hire reviews page to read all the latest comments and opinions.

    Drive your rental from airport along the well-known Promenade des Anglais, a 2.5-mile long stretch of a promenade at the very waterfront. Enjoy the view and the cruise along the palm-lined road which may be chosen as the next UNESCO World Heritage site in Nice. While Nice definitely has a wealth of sights to enjoy, one special treat would be driving from the airport to St. Tropez along the coast. Be sure to hire a convertible to be able to thoroughly enjoy the view as this is one of the most scenic drives in southern France! While driving in the city, please pay special attention to one-way streets, bike lanes and carjacking. Drivers are often warned to lock the passenger door as there are reports of robberies when stopped at red lights.

    Airport Information

    The international airport in Nice is situated around 4 miles southwest from the city centre. Although Nice is a comparatively small town, the airport is the third busiest in the whole country! Thanks to Nice being an extremely popular tourist destination, the airport manages domestic and international flights year-round. It also serves as the city-state airport for Monaco. Get your holiday off to a great start with a rent a car from Nice Airport.

    Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)
    Official Name: Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
    Address: Rue Costes et Bellonte, 06206 Nice, France
    Location: The airport is located about 5 miles south-west from the city centre. It is in the Alpes-Maritimes départment of France.
    Airlines operating at Nice Airport: A large number of airlines connect Nice with other world destinations. The airlines flying from the UK to Nice include British Airways, easyJet, Brussels Airlines, germanwings, Swiss and SAS.
    Tel: +33 820 42 33 33

    Where to pick up my car hire in Nice Airport

    Hiring a car directly at the airport is an excellent way to get your holiday off to a good start. Suppliers' desks are conveniently situated at both terminals. In Terminal 1, you will find them near gates A1 and A2, on the right from the information office. In Terminal 2, the desks are located between gates A2 and A3. There is also a zone for car rental behind the car park P5 at Terminal 2, where you can pick up and drop off your vehicle. Most of the desks are open until 10pm. However, inform yourself of the opening times prior to each pick-up, especially before rentals commencing or finishing at weekends. If you need to rent a car after 10pm, please refer to the Car Rental Centre in Terminal 2. A free shuttle bus runs every 6-10 minutes from Gate A0 on the arrivals floor to the Car Rental Centre. Below is an overview of selected suppliers and their opening hours. Should you opt for car rental from Nice Airport, we strongly advise you to carefully read your rental voucher before the trip. In addition to the opening hours, it also contains important information about your upcoming rental and the mandatory documents.

    Avis Car hire Nice Cote D Azur Airport Avis at Nice Cote D Azur Airport
    Avenue Didier Daurat,,
    Nice, France 06206

    +33 489 985 098
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 06:30 - 23:59
    Budget Car hire Nice Cote D Azur Airport Budget at Nice Cote D Azur Airport
    Avenue Didier Daurat,,
    Nice, France 06206

    +33 820 611 632
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 06:30 - 23:59
    Europcar Car hire Nice Cote D Azur Airport Europcar at Nice Cote D Azur Airport
    Avenue Didier Daurat,
    Nice, France 06206

    +33 977 403 253
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 06:30 - 23:59
    Hertz Car hire Nice Cote D Azur Airport Hertz at Nice Cote D Azur Airport
    Avenue Didier Daurat,
    Nice, France 06206

    +33 825 342 343
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 06:30 - 23:59
    Sixt Car hire Nice Cote D Azur Airport Sixt at Nice Cote D Azur Airport
    Avenue Didier Daurat,
    Nice, France 06206

    +33 820 007 498
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 07:30 - 23:59


    Nice International Airport is the third-largest in France, just after the two airports in Paris. The airport in Nice consists of two terminals connected with a shuttle bus, courtesy of the airport. The free shuttle operates from 4.30 until midnight and stops at 10 different stops along the way. These are airport bus stops, car hire buildings and car parks. Terminal 1 houses international flights, while Terminal 2 is intended for domestic and European flights. Terminal 1 caters for business travellers who will have a business centre at their disposal, offering copying and faxing services as well as internet access. The meeting facilities consist of eight meeting rooms and one large conference space that hosts up to 250 people. Terminal 2 is slightly bigger and sees around 9 million passengers per year. It has 29 boarding gates and a vast selection of services and facilities to make your stay enjoyable. Pick up your car hire from Nice airport at the Car Rental Centre outside Terminal 2.

    Airport Facilities

    As a modern and large airport, the International Airport in Nice has an extensive list of services and facilities to make your stay and layover time pleasurable. The airport in Nice is a large modern airport and offers a great number of facilities to passengers to make the waiting time shorter. In addition to the standard offer, which includes restaurants with traditional French cuisine and duty free shops of various sorts, the airport will surprise you with a spa centre where you can relax before your flight. You can get refreshments at one of the many eateries and have one more croissant and superb coffee before taking off.

    How to get to and from Nice airport

    The International Airport of Nice is situated only 5 miles from the city centre. Take your car hire onto a short, but lovely ride from the airport to Boulevard René Cassin. Take Voie Pierre Mathis all the way to downtown Nice. For a more scenic ride, drive along Promenade des Anglais and turn left into one of the side streets connecting it with the city centre.

    The airport is well connected with a whole range of neighbouring destinations by bus and rail service. Tickets for both can be purchased at ticket offices at the airport. In Terminal 1, head out through the doors A0, and you will find bus stops on your left side. In Terminal 2, you will need to exit the main building using the exit A3 and follow the signs to the bus stop right across the road. Bus service is regular, and you will reach the city centre in approximately 30-40 minutes by bus. The Nice Saint-Augustin railway station is situated about 10 minutes away from Terminal 1. When you exit at the arrivals (Gate 1), cross the pedestrian way under the Promenade des Anglais bridge. Cross Lindbergh Avenue and turn left. Turn left to the traffic light, cross to the left under the SNCF railway bridge and turn right towards Avenue Edouard Grinda. If you want to arrive in one of the nearby destinations in high style, you may opt for a helicopter transfer to Cannes or Monaco.

    Parking Tips

    The International Airport in Nice has ten car parks. Some of them offer short-term parking, some are ideal for meeting and greeting, that is, for quick pick-up and drop-off of passengers. In Terminal 1, there is also a motorcycle parking lot. In the city of Nice, there are about 19 000 parking spaces, and some of them are free for the first 60 minutes. On-street parking in Nice is subject to fees, and the maximum duration is only two hours. It is quite difficult to find a free slot in the street. Unlimited and safe parking for your rental car, on the other hand, is available in the city's many car parks located downtown or spread across the city.

    Useful links

    Nice Airport Website