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About Car Rental at Nice Airport

Nice Airport is located just 5.9 kilometers southwest of the city of Nice . The town is popular for holiday tours and many tourists travel to the famous Côte d'Azur, which is one of France's popular tourism and holiday destinations.

Nice Airport is the third busiest airport in Nice after Orly, and Charles de Gaulle International, both of which are located in the capital city of Paris. With only two terminals, this busy airport had over 12.4 million travelers in 2016 and 13.3 million in 2017, with numbers gradually rising every year. There is a shuttle service, which transports the passengers between two terminal buildings.

People travelling on business will want to head to Terminal 1, where will find the business center that handles any needs they may have, such as internet and printing services. They can also make use of the meeting and conference facilities, with one conference room that can hold over 250 people and 8 meeting rooms.

Just like other cities in France, the best-known car rental services operate from Arrivals Level of Terminal 1 and 2 at Nice Airport. Car rental service is supplied by companies such as Europcar, Avis, Sixt, National, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, and Hertz at Nice Airport.

Timings of The Car Rental Center start from early in the morning to 10.00 pm. Passengers at Terminal 1 should move to Gates A1 and A2 to the right of the Information Desk, where countless car rental desks are located. There is a shuttle service that operates between 6AM and 11PM, every 6.5 minutes between the 2 terminal buildings.

Car Rental in Nice

Whether it is your first time visiting Nice, or you’re taking an annual family, renting a car in the area allows you to utilize your time, without relying on public transport or taxis. By choosing to rent a car, you’re opening up a whole world of exploration, which will allow you to see things you might never see if you only explored on foot or by public transport.

Visitors in Nice are able to pick up a rental car at several prominent locations, such as Gare de Nice Ville, the Nice-Cote d’Azur Airport, and the Nice Ferry Terminal. Look for car services from trusted suppliers such as Budget, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Europcar, and more.

Driving in Nice

In Nice, roads can be confusing and easily misused if you don’t understand the rules. Unfortunately, a GPS may not work properly when exploring the city, due to regular road works. Lane markings are typically only used as suggestions, and drivers rarely wait for their turn on traffic signals.

Although there are lots of bike lanes on the roads, you must be conscious of the cyclists, as they are forced to zig-zag into traffic relatively regularly. We suggest just making sure you are keeping yourself safe and learn about the rules and regulations about driving in and around the city.

Car Rental Agencies in Nice

In Nice, you can’t go wrong renting from any number of the following car rental suppliers: Budget, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, and Europcar.

Auto Europe provides exceptional value to clients while ensuring the best service, prices, and vehicles. For people who are looking for a more impressive travel experience in Nice, Auto Europe offers affordable airport transfer services, and even a chauffeur. The company also offers a wide range of Nice luxury car rentals, to impress even the most picky drivers.

Top Road Trips from Nice

Undoubtedly, Monaco is the most dazzling spot on the French Riviera, and the city has so much to offer any tourists. Monaco is only half hours’ drive from Nice, and there are so many wonderful landmarks along the way. Monaco is such a unique place, with the royal family of the Grimaldi dynasty, its own language (called Monegasque), unique culinary specialties, and their own first-class ballet company.

Another picturesque waterfront, and palm-fringed avenues is the Belle Epoque architecture, which make Cannes such a special place to visit. This seaside resort took the glamour of the French Riviera and made it completely unique.

Along with these, Saint-Paul de Vence is a historical spot which has preserved its medieval feel and its 16th-century battlements. Narrow cobblestone streets pass through the village and lead to enchanting fountains, art galleries, and town squares – there is something for everyone here.

Frequently asked questions about car rental Nice Airport

What's the best area to stay in Nice?
Those who are visiting the city for the first time will probably want to consider staying in Le Vieux-Nice. The cities old town is vibrant and full of life, with its picturesque, cobblestone streets and pastel buildings, this location is ideal for first-timers visiting the city.
What is the cheapest time to go to Nice?
The cheapest month to visit Nice is February, when the city is over 20% cheaper than other months. This is due to the weather not being as warm, and many tourists choosing to visit the city in the summer.
What is the best time to go to Nice?
The best time to visit Nice is September to October, or from mid-March to April, if you are looking for comparatively low rates.
Can you get around Nice without a car?
Although a car is not necessary when visiting Nice, thanks to public transport being extremely reliable, we would still suggest getting yourself a rental car. By doing this, you will have the flexibility of being able to pick and chose where and when you visit the places you want to see.
Tips and experiences for Nice Airport

Our customers rated Nice Airport with an average of 9.1 based on 41 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

24-08-2021
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Don't be afraid to ask, politely; if staff speak your language. But do it with a smile. Even if they can, still try to speak at least some French. It is just common courtesy. If they do speak your language, remember for them it is still foreign, so speak slowly, clearly and use easy sentences. The airport is easy to navigate, car rental very easy to find. One really good thing is Nice airport is smaller, than other International airports, so the queues are much smaller, and the staff seem less stressed!
24-07-2021
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The rental car place is a short walk from terminal 2. If you land in terminal 1, make sure to take the free train to terminal 2 before attempting to reach the rental car agencies.
26-06-2021
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Even though we had a car we stayed near the Menton train station to easily get to Cannes and Monaco which are easy to walk and see sites. We also stayed in Tourtour at the Bastide de Tourtour where part of the film ‘The Day of the Jackal’ was made. The views here are great. Then on to Lorgues to dine at Chez Bruno the one star truffle emporium of the South of France. The boiled potato with a truffle cream sauce is worth the trip. The to Bonnieux, Cucaron and Gordes to see sites where a ‘Good Year’ was filmed. Actually tasted some CP wine and bought a bottle home. One day left in Nice in the old city— plenty of history and Italian food.
26-04-2021
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Make sure you get your driving licence and passport back with your paperwork as I forgot mine but they were quick to phone and kept them safe for me!
13-04-2021
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In terms of travelling I would recommend the following tips: 1. To you premium lounge zones if you have stopover more than 3h 2. To be friendly and open for new opportunities 3. To use useful applications, such as: Google maps, maps with me, Booking, Flight board,Lounge Key, Maps with me..etc 4. To drink more water 5. To talk more with local people 6. And ofcourse to RENT CAR in SIXT
11-04-2021
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The car (Opel Mokka) performed great for 2 weeks and giving back the car lasted only around 2 minutes.
30-03-2021
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travel tip # 1: avoid europecar that works with holiday cars. May be europecar is good without holiday cars. Who knows.
17-03-2021
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The best way to buy car insurance is buying the full insurance at the desk with car rental companies. That’s what I have learnt....
28-02-2021
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Rent a car. See the surroundings. Remember to bring your identification and passport for the rental. Go to Cassis. Spend a wonderful day by the harbour and beach. Easy return of the car at any time.
27-12-2020
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We reveived the car and was quickly on our way. No hassle! But to find Goldcar to return the vechle, was a night mare.
29-11-2020
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The new tram service to terminal 2 is not in service. take either the bus or the tram to go to terminal 2.
18-11-2020
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Still I'm waiting for the money to be back Please.
24-09-2020
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Thoroughly inspect the car. Photograph any damage and scratches, including wheels. Confirm the type of fuel the auto requires. Be extra careful at the pump when selecting fuel type. Extra loose change is convenient for toll booths. Use credit cards that provide car rental insurance coverage. Pay for airline and train tickets with credit cards that include travel, baggage and theft insurance. Purchase a Wind WiFi hot spot locally for Internet access for you and your family.
10-06-2020
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transfer between terminals took some time with unnecessary detours and stops
07-12-2018
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Nice is a wonderful town, particularly the "old town" where there is a myriad of tiny streets, filled with interesting shops selling an infinite variety of local produce and artworks in particular. Of course, Nice Airport is the gateway for all the other magical towns and villages dotted along the Cote d'Azur, including Antibes, Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, and in the other direction, the village of Eze, Villefranche sur Mer, Beaulieu sur Mer, Menton and of course, the Principality of Monaco. A fascinating region with breathtaking views, wonderful local food and culture, and of course, beautiful weather most of the year. Certainly worth more than a short visit.
07-11-2018
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Go to the Alpes - Auron or Isola 2000 over the day for some skiing just 1.5 hour from Nice, be back in the evening and have a dinner by the sea in Nice, Antibes, Cannes or just have some wine and relax. Second day play golf at Saint Donat Close to Cannes, a nice and challenging golf cours. In the summer time go to the Esterel Mountains/area, nice and calm beaches. Do not miss PLage Mala in C'ap Dail (close to Monaco). Do not forget to by local fruits and vegetables on the daily markets in the region!
23-10-2018
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Villefranche Sur Mer Saint Paul Du Vence
26-09-2018
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Have dinner at Da Mimmo in Cannes.Great Italian food and very pleasant people.
16-09-2018
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Nice is a beautiful cosmopolitan city with many high quality restaurants and hotels. The Hotel Negresco on the sea front is very high quality and worth seeing, even if it is too expensive for many to stay there. There are many other good reasonable cost alternatives. The harbour is very attractive and close to the town of Villefranche where historic meetings between the royalty of Savoie and of France met in former centuries. The catacombs in Villefranche are very interesting, attractive and filled with appealing shops. The art museum in Cimier houses an excellent collection of paintings by Chagall and Matisse. North of Nice, there is an amazing Chapel called Notre Dame des Fontaines where a 15th Century artist painted outstanding frescos which display colours as vibrant as the day that they were painted. West of Nice, 20 kilometres or so away lie the historic and elegant cities of Antibes and Cannes. Both of these have links with Napoleon and the village of Golf Juan nearby was the site of his landing when he escaped from Elba in 1814. The attractive ancient walled town of Mougins, which resisted the Saracens centuries ago, lies very close nearby and has excellent restaurants. Picasso live here during World War 2. The walled town of Vence lies about 30 kilomtres inland and contains a spectacular chapel decorated by Matisse. Further west, one comes to the 12th Century Cistercian abbey of Le Thoronet which has austere grandeur with amazing acoustics of a 14 second echo.
30-04-2018
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Actually didn't stay in Nice itself. Travelled an hour down the road to la grand freinet. Beautiful holiday though.
26-04-2018
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beach of L´Escalet
15-04-2018
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Plenty of things to see and do. Very busy during the summer season so it is worth getting a car and staying away from the centre to make it cheaper and more relaxing.
06-04-2018
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Busy Little Town - all Year around. Always something happening. Can be a bit overwhelming at times.
03-04-2018
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Visit St Oaul de Vence and Antibes
28-03-2018
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it is better to use public transport because of the traffic and parking prices
28-03-2018
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Nice and the French riviera are nice places to travel to. Having to take a (free) shuttle between Terminal One (arrival/departure) and Terminal Two (car pick-up and return) as in my case is cumbersome.
16-03-2018
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Regarding car hire, the cheapest, using the same filters, US not necessarily the best. I'm travelling to Nice again on Tuesday and, because of the queues, will not be using Keddy. I have no problem with the staff, who were courteous and professional, but queuing for more than an hour is an experiance not (knowingly) to be repeated. Budget are €1 more than Keddy and last week, they had no queue.
15-03-2018
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in advance sort out a map of how to get to your destination and look at google earth for landmarks. Monaco is not all that it is made out to be and very expensive. cannes is very busy and expensive. st maxinne is lovely and then catch the ferry to st tropez. frejus has a lovely promenade and beautiful beach. Toulon is worth a vist.
04-03-2018
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Monaco, St.Tropez. And old town Nice.
07-02-2018
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I did not visit Nice this trip
30-01-2018
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close to many places
09-12-2017
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Promenade de anglais is the place to stay
30-11-2017
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Actually I was in Ste. Maxime :o)
25-11-2017
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Public parking is available for 2 hours max
17-11-2017
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Cote d'Azur is good at any time of year, Nice is very nice, as are Cannes, Ste Maxime, St Tropez etc. Expensive but worth it.
15-11-2017
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eating out, menu de jour
15-09-2017
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Skiing in Isola 2000
04-07-2017
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Great place, as everyone already knows. Even better with a car so you can go to other places along the coast which are more relaxing and possibly nicer.
01-04-2017
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Enjoy the surroundings food and wine
01-03-2017
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Rent a car! Every road is beautiful beyond belief. And just go wherever your nose points. Vive la France!
14-02-2017
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Vore d azur