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Language: French | Currency: Euros (€) | Local time:UTC+1:00 | Average flight time: 2hrs 20mins
Seeing as Nice is one of its classic destinations, British Airways has direct, year-round flights out of Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.
You can also compare and book direct cheap flights to Nice from London with other carriers. Often the cheapest option, easyJet flies to Nice from London Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all year round.
One of the biggest offerings of low-cost flights to Nice in 2016 and 2017 comes from easyJet, which has additional year-round services from Bristol and Liverpool; its departures from Newcastle and Belfast run May to October, and from Bristol and Edinburgh from May to November.
Another low-cost option is Jet2’s seasonal cheap flights to Nice from Leeds and Manchester.
The average flight time is two hours and 10 minutes.
After you’ve organised your cheap flights, get one step ahead with airport transfers too. Everything you need to know can be found on our how to get around Nice page.
There’s no time of year when Nice flight prices either drop or soar, although the usual school holiday increases apply. The trick is not to leave it too late to book.
To have the best chance of securing low-cost flights to Nice, compare prices online and try to book at least a few months ahead. Services can be costly when purchased at the last minute – and that’s if there’s any space left at all.
Planning a visit in 2017? You can buy flights to Nice up to 12 months ahead, so consider sorting your tickets now.
Nice is served by two ports – its own main harbour, Port Lympia, and that of twee Villefranche-sur-Mer, located in an even prettier bay just to the east. Countless cruise companies drop anchor at this pair, sometimes for a few days.
Finally, Nice has excellent rail links. Eurostar has up to four daily services to Nice Ville during summer, departing from London St Pancras and involving a quick change in Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare du Lyon. The total journey time is nine hours and 16 minutes. It’s a scenic route, taking in the sweeping Rhone Valley, Avignon’s Roman remains and many a Mediterranean bay.
If you want to break the journey in Paris for longer, there are typically eight high-speed TGV trains per day from Gare du Lyon to Nice Ville, plus a romantic sleeper service. All take around five and a half hours.