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Flights to Nice

The best airport for Cannes

The main entry point for people flying to Cannes is Nice-Côte d’Azur International Airport (NCE). As France’s second busiest airport, a large number of local and international airlines fl y to Nice-Côte d’Azur, either directly or via major European hubs such as Paris, London, Amsterdam, or Frankfurt. A second airport, Cannes-Mandelieu (CEQ), is closer to the city, however this is mainly used by private jets and European charter flights. Most flights carrying festivalgoers will arrive at Nice.

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Once you’ve arrived in Nice, getting to Cannes is fairly straight-forward. Most people opt to make use of the express shuttle service. Route number 210 departs from both terminals at Nice and the 25km (16 mile) journey takes about 50 minutes. The service operates seven days a week with the first bus from Nice at 8am. Shuttles run every half hour (except for first thing and last thing when they are hourly), with the last bus at 8pm. A one-way ticket is around 19.50€ and a return, 33€. It's also possible to get a local bus from Nice Terminal 1 to Cannes. It takes about an hour and a half, but it's only 1.50€.

A regular taxi from Nice to Cannes will probably set you back around 80€ - 100€ each way, either in a regular taxi or Uber. For those with money to burn, we recommend UberCOPTER.

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