Typically, the peak of summer is also the peak season in Nice. July and August see the clubs, beaches and hotels all crowded and bustling with tourists so make sure to secure your flight tickets early as the prices will rise over the summer.
February is home to the Nice Carnival which is the main winter event on the Riviera. It is very popular and will make cheap flights to Nice extremely hard to find without booking well in advance. It is worth it though as the Carnaval is one of the largest carnivals in the world, with nights and day of parades and entertainment. Early spring is a quieter time to visit Nice, and you’ll be able to secure cheap flight tickets too as the tourists haven’t yet started to flock over.
Autumn is still pleasant with warm weather and most of the crowds have left. November is another quiet month to visit although a lot of the hotels and restaurant are closed. You can find cheap flights to Nice around November though and the weather is still warm. Winter can be quite chilly, but it is also a very pleasant time to book your flights to Nice thanks to the quiet streets and cheap accommodation.
Normally December, January and February offer the cheapest flights to Nice, with the exception of Christmas and the New Year. If you intend to visit Nice during the peak of Summer or during an event or festival make sure to book your flight tickets well in advance to avoid paying steep prices.
Visiting in spring or autumn offers cheap flights to Nice as well as pleasant weather and less tourists, so unless there is a specific reason to visit in the summer, secure your flight tickets for spring or autumn. If you are flexible with your dates then you can grab some absolute bargains on flights to Nice.
Flights from London to Nice: 2 hours 00 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Nice: 3 hours 35 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Nice: 3 hours 45 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Nice: 2 hours 25 minutes
British Airways, easyJet and KLM are three airlines that offer cheap flights to Nice, although some offer different benefits to others. British Airways for example provide all passengers free food and drink for the duration of their flights to Nice, although you might pay slightly more for the privilege. If you’re not overly fussed about the comfort or the airline, but just want the best price then easyJet normally provide the cheapest flights to Nice, just be sure to check the cost of adding checked in baggage on the plane as some budget airlines overcharge.
Getting to the city is very easy, with two buses that go straight from the airport. Make sure you press the stop button before your stop though else the driver will keep going. You’ll see the stops come up at the front of the bus.
If you have luggage and don’t want to go through the hassle of a bus then a taxi is an option. If you do take one though, make sure you agree on a fee beforehand and insist on a receipt. Even locals aren’t overly keen on using the taxis as they have a habit of overcharging.
There is a train around a 20 minute walk from the airport which will take you to the main train station or as far as Italy if you’re not careful so make sure to get off at your stop.