Nice Cote d'Azur Airport

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Transfer at Nice Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 16. 11. 2023

Nice has two terminals, between which you can reach all tram lines within 2 minutes, with a 4-6 minute interval. Transportation purely between the terminals is free.

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The terminals are divided by airline (current list on the airport website):

  • Terminal 1 - Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, AirBaltic, Air Canada, Air Malta, Air Transat, Air Arabia, Arkia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, El Al, Eurowings, Gulf Air, Iberia, Icelandair,, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian, Nouvelair, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, SAS, Swiss, TAP, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, United, Vueling
  • Terminal 2 - Air Algerie, Air Corsica, Air France, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, ITA Airways, KLM, MEA, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, Smartwings, Tarom, Tunisair, Volotea, Wideroe, Wizz Air

The separation between Schengen and non-Schengen flights takes place after a common security check at each terminal.

Transfer between flights

Nice Airport is not a typical transfer hub, but direct transfer through the transit zone without going outside is possible at each terminal.

For flights from outside the Schengen area, you must always go through security and passport control.

Transfer between terminals is only possible by tram in the public area. Tram travel between terminals 1 and 2 is free of charge. Trams run at intervals of 8 to 9 minutes (see Transport section) and the transfer between terminals takes 3 minutes.

There is no shuttle bus between terminals on the tarmac.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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