5 tips to avoid traffic jams to Nice Côte d'Azur airport

Published on 15 juillet 2022

5 astuces pour éviter les bouchons vers l’aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur

You certainly don't want to waste time getting to Nice Côte d'Azur ( NCE) airport. Here are 5 recommendations to avoid traffic jams to Nice airport.



1. Avoid peak traffic times 🕐

Éviter les heures de grande affluence 🕐

To get to the airport, you must take exit 50 "Nice Promenade des Anglais" from the A8 freeway. But in case of rush hour, you will have no choice but to face the traffic jam. This is not a very pleasant prospect, because you don't want to waste time.

Most people travel to the same place at the same time. The solution is not to do what everyone else is doing by delaying your departure. This way you leave at a time when there is little traffic, i.e. during off-peak hours.

Even if you arrive at the airport early, you don't have the stress of missing your flight.


2. Book a hotel near the airport 🏨

Réserver un hôtel près de l’aéroport 🏨

If you know that your flight is going to be during rush hour, why not leave the night before and sleep near the Nice airport? This way, you'll have a much more peaceful night's sleep with the airport only minutes away if you choose the right hotel wisely.

For example, the Sheraton Nice Airport will be perfect with a hotel that has an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar and gym. The rates are also reasonable.

If you're looking for a more modest budget hotel, consider the Campanile Nice Airport. This one is located on the Promenade des Anglais, so you only have to cross the Promenade des Anglais to get there.

The Residhome Nice Aéroport is another establishment that meets the criteria of proximity. You will be able to relax on the Cousteau beach which is located less than 2 km away. But that's not all, you will enjoy accommodation with a television and a reasonable price.

3. Take the airport shuttle 🚌

Prendre la navette de l’aéroport 🚌

By using the airport shuttle, you will enjoy a much more convenient round trip. The Nice airport has this service, but as a bonus you will find a particularly appreciable reception service for luggage.

This is an additional service that cabs do not offer and it is true that it is not always easy to move around with your luggage. To avoid any damage, they are naturally stored and secured in an appropriate place.

The airport shuttles are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the customers. You will enjoy a comfortable vehicle to reach the airport or to leave it.

Moreover, if you are looking for a car specifically adapted for disabled people, you will once again find your happiness in the airport shuttles.


4. Take public transportation 🚍

Emprunter les transports en commun 🚍

As in many situations, it is important to use public transportation. For example, you may want to consider using the train, even if it is not the first means of transportation that comes to mind.

Indeed, there is no direct link between Nice airport and a train station. But the Saint-Augustin train station is only ten minutes away from terminal 1. Then, you will just have to use the TER of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region.

Once again, the risk of losing time is limited, as the journey will only take five minutes between the Saint-Augustin station and the Nice-City station.


5. To not waste more time, book a Blue Valet 🚘

Nice Airport

If your primary objective is to avoid wasting time, then a Blue Valet is definitely the solution. You drive to the airport with your own car and drop it off right in front of the terminal. You don't have to waste time parking your car, the valet will come directly to pick it up.

This way, you save on parking fees and you save a lot of time. You also avoid the stress of knowing which parking lot to use, as this may be your first time at the airport. In addition, you should know that the vehicle remains covered by the GAN insurance company.

To discover the Blue Valet service, simply make your reservation directly online and then the valet will come and pick up your car at the drop-off point. An opportunity to facilitate your arrivals and departures using an economical and simple to implement solution. Thus, you will reach the airport without any stress.


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