Top tips for renting a car at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) is one of the busiest airports in France and serves several international and domestic routes. This means that Nice Airport is often crowded, especially during peak seasons and during workday rush-hour periods, such as the early mornings and mid-late afternoons. To avoid the crowds when you pick up your car hire at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, it is a good idea to arrange your collection in the mid-morning or early evening. This way you will avoid the rush-hour times for business travellers and will usually have a shorter wait time at rental counters.
Public transport options at Nice Airport are often very busy and passengers may have to queue for tickets. Private car hire at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport cuts back on wait times and allows you to get straight on the road as soon as you land. Driving, rather than relying on public transport, also shortens your journey time if you are travelling to Nice. While a bus or train ride to Nice takes approximately 20-25min, it is possible to arrive in Nice by car in under 10min, depending on traffic conditions. Perfect if you’re in a hurry when you arrive at the airport.
Nice Airport is well connected by road and is ideally situated for travelling by car. NCE is situated just off the main routes, such as the A8, which covers the whole of the French southern coast and connects with south-west destinations, such as Marseilles. From the A8, you can also join major routes, such as the A33 and the A51, which lead inland. Car hire at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is perfect if you want to visit multiple destinations during your stay.
Nice Airport has great options for after-hours vehicle pick up and returns, so you can arrange your car hire to suit your travel plans. Many of their rental counters are open into the evening, with branches like Enterprise and Hertz closing after 22:00. However, if you are hiring with a branch that closes before or at 22:00, you can still pick up and return your car after-hours at the airport’s Car Rental Centre, which is located behind Terminal 2, across Car Park 5.
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FAQs about renting a car at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
To collect your Nice Côte d’Azur Airport car hire, you should take your driver’s licence and also the debit or credit card that you used to make your online booking. Passengers are also advised to carry their passports with them to the car rental desk, as this can be used as photographic proof of ID.
If you’re in a rush to pick up your hire car, several available rental branches offer express services to save you as much time as possible. For example, when you book with Alamo, you can use their accelerated check-in option to fill out your details online before you arrive at the counter. This allows you to skip a lot of the paperwork at the desk and head straight to your car. A similar option is also available when you book with Europcar and is a great way to save time at the airport.
Several of the car hire branches available at Nice Airport have counters located inside the Arrivals terminals. For example, SIXT car hire has a desk inside Terminal 1, on Level 0, opposite the Aquarium. There is also a TravelCar desk inside Terminal 1, near Gate 2. For Terminal 2 Arrivals, most of the car hire services are located just outside the terminal, behind Car Park 5. This is also where you will find the Car Rental Centre, which has designated pick-up and drop-off zones for every available care hire company operating at Nice Airport.
On average a rental car at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport costs C$ 75 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Goldcar Rental SP (C$ 58/day), Alamo (C$ 75/day) and KeynGo (C$ 79/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Goldcar Rental SP, Budget, Hertz, INTERRENT , Rhodium, Avis, Ace, Alamo, and Europcar.