Pay less for your parking when you leave Nice Côte d'AzurPublished on 11 mars 2022
1. The price difference between Blue Valet and the Côte d'Azur airport parking
You have to go to Nice Côte d'Azur airport for a personal or professional trip and you don't know where to park your car? Don't panic, there are many solutions that will allow you to leave with peace of mind, without having to worry about the fate of your vehicle during your absence.
But to know which parking solution you will choose, you must first ask the question of price. Indeed, parking your car for several days or several weeks in a paying parking lot may cost you a lot of money if you don't take the time to compare the different offers at your disposal.
If you park directly at Nice airport, the minimum fee is 7 euros per day. However, this price only applies in certain cases: if you are traveling outside of school vacations, or if you are leaving for a long period of time. Otherwise, this price can quickly rise to 15 or 20 euros per day, or even more. There is also a weekend package which can be interesting: 49 euros for 3 days.
On its side, the valet parking company Blue Valet offers a new service. It provides a valet who will wait for you at the time of your convenience at the Terminal 2 drop-off point to collect your car, and will meet you there on your return to hand over your vehicle. The prices indicated on the Blue Valet reservation platform for Nice Côte d'Azur Airport are fluctuating. If you are going for a long period (more than two weeks), it is possible to find a rate between 7 and 10 euros per day.
2. Parking at the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Parking directly at the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport has many advantages for those who wish to do so. Indeed, the parking lot adjacent to the airport is very large and divided into several areas depending on your departure terminal or the duration of your trip.
Modern and well-maintained, this space has a large capacity, which means that you will never be caught short. It is indeed exceptional for a zone of this vast parking lot to be full. It is also covered and monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can therefore leave with peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is parked in a protected and secure area.
However, there are some disadvantages to this solution. If you plan to park directly at the airport, it is advisable to anticipate by allowing enough time to avoid being late for your flight. Choosing the right area for your departure, parking your vehicle in such a large space, and possibly paying the parking fee in advance is a process that can take many minutes. If you're a little short on timing or travel budget, you may want to consider another option.
3. Parking in a hotel near the airport
Many hotels offer their guests the opportunity to park in their own secure parking lots for the duration of their trip. This can be an interesting option for travelers using the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.
If you spend the night before your flight or the night of your return in one of these hotels, you will not have to take your car on the day of your departure or arrival. You will avoid additional stress, especially in case of traffic problems such as traffic jams or construction.
However, parking at the hotel is not without its constraints. If you live in or near Nice, it doesn't make much sense to go to the hotel. And if you want to save money, you should know that parking in a B&B, Ibis or Campanile hotel will generally cost you more than at the airport or with a valet parking company like Blue Valet.
The average price is 10 euros per day and per vehicle, plus a fixed fee for service charges.
These hotels are rarely located in the immediate vicinity of the airport. Most of the time, you will have to take a bus or a cab to get to the airport, thus extending your travel time. This could also be complicated if you have large luggage. You can also choose to take a cab from the hotel to the airport. While this is more convenient and faster, it will usually cost you much more than taking public transportation.
4. Choose Blue Valet and its unique valet system
The parking solution proposed by Blue Valet at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is certainly the most innovative, and certainly the most interesting in many cases.
It avoids you to take public transport or cab to go to the airport, which is expensive and usually implies constraints regarding luggage.
Blue Valet also saves you precious time on the way to and from the airport: you don't have to park your car or make the long trip to the terminal. And although Blue Valet offers valet parking in addition to a secure parking area, the price is no more expensive than in any other case.
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