Flights from London to Nice
Are you looking for cheap flights from London to Nice? We have the lowdown on everything you need to know before you travel to the south of France.
How to get to London Stansted airport
London Stansted Airport (STN) is just 45 minutes from central London using the Stansted Express train from the city centre (Liverpool Street).
Stansted also has a number of parking options if you are driving to the airport ahead of your flights from London to Nice with short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay spaces available.
London Stansted Airport: Overview
Stansted is one of the busiest airports in the UK, welcoming over 24 million passengers every year so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get through security before you fly from London to Nice.
The airport has one main terminal, with boarding gates located in satellite buildings branching off it – you won’t get lost.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport: Overview
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is located close to Nice city centre, just 7km west of the city. It handles around 13 million passengers a year and is considered the gateway to the Côte d’Azur region.
The airport has two terminals which are linked by courtesy shuttle buses. Terminal 1 has 25 gates, while the newer Terminal 2 has 29 gates. Nice airport features a number of shops and cafes, making it easy for you to grab a snack or pick up anything you’ve forgotten when you arrive from your flights from London to Nice.
Buses connect the airport to the Gare de Nice-Ville train station and Nice-Riquier train station. There’s also a third railway station within walking distance (15 minutes) from the airport.
Nice city centre is a 20 minute drive from the airport - convenient if you are hiring a car for your stay. Head to Ryanair car hire to find the best deals on car hire.
What to expect on arrival in Nice
Nice is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe, but this beach front city has so much more to offer than sun, stony beaches and celebrity spotting. The Old Town is a great place to start your trip. Be sure to experience the wonderful atmosphere of the Cours Saleya with its tempting market stalls. The Palais Lascaris museum is another must-see. Nice is the also the ideal launchpad for a road-trip around the Côte d’Azur. Visit Try Somewhere New to find out more before you book your flights from London to Nice.
Five Fun Facts about Nice:
- The city was originally called “Nike” (after the Greek goddess of victory) during the Greek Empire in 500BC, but during its centuries long Italian period it became Nizza, before becoming a part of France 150 years ago when it became known as Nice.
- Nice has more traffic lights than any other city in France
- Elton John is a part-time resident of Nice
- Nice only became part of France in 1860 when Italy had to forfeit the city to repay for France’s help in defending Italy from Austria
- Nice has been welcoming tourists for over 400,000 years. An archaeological dig on top of the hill above Nice Port revealed that hunters travelled to Nice to try to catch woolly mammoths
From London to Nice: Practical Information
The best weather in Nice is usually between June and October, with an average temperature in June and July of 24°C. The winters are reasonably warm too, so don’t expect any snow when you fly from London to Nice as temperatures only drop to between 9°C and 13°C between November and February. Rain is also quite rare in Nice, with only 85 days of rainfall on average every year.
The most reliable and money-friendly way to get around Nice is by using their public transport system. There are over 40 bus and tram lines in the city. Ligne d’Azur, the city’s main public transport provider offers a travel card, called Carte Azur. This card allows you to travel as much as you want for a budget-friendly daily fare.
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Make sure you pack a travel adaptor plug so that you can use your electrical devices when you arrive at your accommodation from your London to Nice flights.
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