Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (French: Aeroport Nice Cote d’Azur) (IATA: NCE, ICAO: LFMN) is an airport located 3.2 NM (5.9 km 3.7 mi) southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. The airport is positioned 7 km (4 mi) west of the city centre, and is the principal port of arrival for passengers to the Cote d’Azur. It is the third most important airport in France after Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Orly Airport, both in Paris. It is on the Promenade des Anglais, near l’Arenas and has two terminals. Due to its proximity to the Principality of Monaco, it also serves as that city-state’s airport, with helicopter service linking the city and airport. Some airlines marketed Monaco as a destination via Nice Airport.
The Chamber of Commerce and the Nice Cote d’Azur industry operate the airport. The airport’s director is Herve de Place, director of the Cote d’Azur airports, which includes Cote d’Azur International Airport’s cousin airport, Cannes-Mandelieu. In 2009, 9,830,987 passengers travelled through the airport .
The two airport terminals are linked by courtesy shuttle buses that also connect the car parks with the terminals. A business centre is located at Terminal 1 containing eight rooms and a conference room with a capacity of 250 people.
The airport covers an area of over 3.70 km2 (1.43 sq mi).
Local Bus, Trams and Inter-city Coach Transport:
The airport is located on the western end of the Promenade des Anglais. To get to Nice city centre and beyond, you can take a train from Gare Nice St Augustin, 500m (600 yards) from Terminal 1. Alternatively bus 99 from Terminal 2 or route 23 from Terminal 1 both go to Gare de Nice-Ville.