Taxis to and from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)
Passengers at Nice Airport often decide to travel to their destination by taxi. Taxi fares are more expensive than the bus charges, but taxis are a convenient service if you have heavy luggage, or would like to arrive quickly at the door of your hotel or business meeting.
There is a taxi rank outside each of the two terminal buildings at the Nice Airport. At Terminal 1 it is outside Gate A1, and at Terminal 2, outside of the Gate A3.
Taxi fares in Nice are regulated by the prefecture, therefore the pricing is controlled and the customer is protected from being unfairly overcharged. A taxi driver that is caught overcharging his passengers may lose his license and not be permitted to park at the airport.
Every legitimate taxi at Nice Airport is expected to have a meter that displays the fare. They should also have a ‘taxi’ sign in their rooftop which will display the taxi number. Payments are usually in cash only, and a receipt must be provided for every trip with a fare of over 15.24 euros.
The specific taxi fare charged for your trip will depend on the location of your final destination and a number of other factors. As set by the prefecture for 2009, the metered daily rate (7am-7pm) will be 1.66 euros, and the night rate (7pm-7am) will be 2.20 euros. The higher rate also applies to traveling on Sundays and public holidays. Taxi customers are expected to pay an additional amount for each item of luggage loaded, any animal (excluding guide dogs), an airport surcharge, a charge for a fourth passenger and traveling on snow/ice. The customer must also pay any applicable motorway toll fees. The minimum charge for a taxi ride is 6 euros.
The following is an estimation of what the daily taxi fares will be for destinations. The exact fare will depend on the above mentioned factors. Antibes: 49-55 euros, Cannes: 67-72 euros, Mougins: 58-63 euros, Nice Center: 22-30, Sophia Antipolis: 49-55 euros, Beaulieu sur Mer: 45-50 euros and Grasse: 69-79 euros.
There are certain statues set for quality taxi services by the ‘Artisans Taxi des Alpes-Maritimes’. Taxis drivers pledge to respect official laws and regulations, take the shortest route to the destination, ensure that the taxi is clean and comfortable, help passengers with doors or getting into and out of the car, load and unload luggage, contact the hotel/office reception desk on arrival and remain courteous at all times.
There is a second option for passengers at Nice Airport, and that is to travel by motorcycle taxi. This service requires a 48 hour advance reservation. Equipment is available for the passengers such as helmets, with disposable helmet liners and protective gloves. Companies and their websites that offer this service include Easy-Moov (www.easy-moov.fr), Riviera Xpress (www.rivieraxpress.fr), Jam Dodgers (www.jam-dodgers.com), Urban Solution Bike (www.usb06.com) and SUN BIKE DRIVER (www.sunbike.fr).
Traveling by taxi from or to Nice Airport is a convenient and reliable way to reach your destination.