Nice Airport’s official name is Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport (NCE). Nice is perfect for taxi transfers and airport transfers to ski resorts situated in the Alpes Maritimes due to its proximity. Nice airport is the 3rd most important airport in France and it is located in Promenade des Anglais, in the region of Provence, very close to the Principality of Monaco. The airport is in the heart of French Riviera and the Alps (good for combines ski and beach holiday), has two terminals (terminal 1 for international flights and terminal 2 for European and internal flights) and it is served by over 50 airlines. Nice airport is located at 7 km west of Nice city centre, and it has a good road link to Nice, Monaco, the French and Italian Alps.
Nice Airport is the gateway to many of France’s most popular ski destinations, and is ideal for airport transfers to most of the French Alps, the Bauges and the Chartreuse Mountains. Due to its small size Nice airport provides an efficient airport transfer hub and fast access to many major ski resorts from here in less than two hours. Airport transfers offer the most efficient method of getting to and from ski resorts in the region. They are also direct and take less time than using the public transport network. You may also wish to consider car hire, with facilities available at the airport.
The southern alpine region has mountains of 3,000 m and more, such as Mount Boron and Mount Alban. Nice Airport is the closest transfer airport to the Southern Alps. Ski transfer to Isola 2000, a major French ski resort, takes only one hour.
You can also reach the following resorts by airport transfer from Nice:
Auron, Valberg (both French) and Limone Piemonte (Italian resort) - all within one and a half hours. A two hour transfer gets you to La Foux d’Allos, Val d’Allos, or Seignus ski resorts. Nice taxi transfer to Alba, Prato Nervoso, and Artesina (all Italian ski resorts), or to Pra Loup (French resort) take up to 2 and a half hours.
You can reach St. Jean Montclar, a very popular French ski resort, in 3 hours transfer time from nice.
Check our airport transfer time calculator to get an estimate on all transfer times from Nice to all ski resorts nearby.
Nice Airport is connected by road to the city of Nice itself, from where you can take a railway connection to the resorts in the region and in the Portes du Soleil ski area. The airport is also close to the Principality of Monaco. There are regular bus services from the airport to a variety of destinations in the region. If you are unable to book a private Nice airport transfer it is possible to get to most ski resorts by taxi and there are a few car rental places are available to enable alternative transportation.
For groups of 3 or more it is often best to arrange a ski transfer Nice in advance with one of the Nice airport transfer operators. Booking a private Nice airport transfer will allow you to start you holiday without the stress of getting to the bus stations and paying expensive taxi fares. It is also the quickest method of getting to and from your chosen resort.