Nice

With its peach-coloured façades, azure waters and gorgeous weather, Nice has a rosy, always-on-holiday glow.

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Known as the capital of the French Riviera, the coastal city is home to world-class art museums, bustling markets and pretty hiking trails. The best way to experience Nice’s many delights is to slow right down and enjoy them at a leisurely pace.

Flying to Nice

Flying to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport means you can set off from London and be in France’s most famous holiday resort within two hours. Depart at lunchtime and you’ll be on the French Riviera by early evening – whether your plans are for work or more focused on cocktails and sunbathing. Travel from London City Airport and you can fly from London to Nice year-round and make the most of this stunning part of France, whether you stay in the city, visit Monaco or head west to explore along the Riviera. Here's what you need to know about LCY–Nice flights.

Flying from London City Airport to Nice: Q&A

Take a look at our answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Nice, so you can plan your trip and get organised well in advance.

How long is the flight from London to Nice?

Direct flights from London City Airport to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport take two hours. On arrival you'll be just three miles (5km) from Vieux-Nice, the historic city centre. To get there quickly, you can, of course, jump in a cab, but there are also plenty of public transport options. Local buses are cheap and reach town in under 20 minutes.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Nice?

Flights take off from London City Airport to Nice seven days a week. There is one flight every day; midweek flights will get you to the jewel of the Côte d’Azur by lunchtime. If you’re planning a short break and want to be back in time for work on Monday, the return flight from Nice will see you touching down in London in the early evening.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Nice?

Flying directly to Nice from London will usually mean your flight will be operated by BA Cityflyer, a subsidiary of British Airways. You might find fare options from London City Airport to Nice with other airlines, but these will usually be indirect, with a stopover at another European airport.

Practical information about flying from London to Nice

Flying from London to Nice, of course, means entering France, so you'll need your passport. Make sure you remember to reset your watch to one hour ahead of UK time before you land too. Don't forget to pack Euro power adapters, and if you plan to only take hand luggage, be mindful that all liquids must be kept in transparent containers under 100ml each.

What to expect in Nice

Nice is the de facto capital of the French Riviera, and a beautiful city full of art galleries, classic French restaurants and stylish shopping streets. Look a little deeper and you’ll find a thriving historic centre, shaped by the famous artists who, in turn, were inspired by it. Of course, as in many French cities, colourful food markets sprawl under the sunshine. During the summer, open-air music festivals bring colour and celebrations to the streets, as does Nice Carnival in late February. In short, whenever you visit, you can expect a whole lot of the joie de vivre that typifies the French Riviera.