Turkish Airlines offers one or two direct flights every day from Nice to Istanbul. Flights in this route take off from Cote D’Azur International Airport (NCE) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within two hours and forty five minutes in average. Ongoing all year round, flights may increase in number during the summertime, in line with the demand. Moreover, as Istanbul serves as a transit point for Turkish Airlines flights, the flights in these route are frequently preferred also by the passengers travelling from Nice to different destinations around the world over Istanbul. You may obtain further information about all the destinations you can reach via a connecting flight over Istanbul by reviewing the flights from Nice.
As one of the most crowd-pulling French cities after the capital Paris, Nice is a peaceful and delightful destination by the Mediterranean Sea. Drawing interest by the splendid alternatives it offers to its guests with the bright sun and brilliant sea, Nice is the favorite of the world’s upper class, as well as the retired French people.
Old Town district is the first stop of the touristic tours in Nice full of unique details of the French architecture. This district standing out by its close-up houses remaining from the Italian domination, its vibrant streets and enjoyable restaurants, hosts also the Nice Cours Saleya Market, which gets credit from the shopping lovers, as well as those fond of spending some time outdoors. If you happen to visit this amazing town in summer, make sure to walk down the coastal road Promenade des Anglais, standing for English Way, offering a fresh atmosphere full off palm trees, or join the events taking place at Massena Square. Make sure to also visit the city’s line of defense, Colline du Chateau, see Nice Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art fascinating its guests by its enchanting collection, and drop by St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral attracting by its cheerful presence.
Located 8 kilometers from the center, Nice Cote D'Azur International Airport manages the city’s busy air traffic on its own.
It is possible to use the buses numbered 23 and 52 to reach Cote D'Azur International Airport (NCE) from the center. Operating till the night hours, these buses reach Terminal 1 within nearly 20 minutes. Passengers wishing to use the express buses serving as airport shuttles may prefer the vehicles numbered 98 and 99, setting off from Nice Bus Terminal or Main Railway Station.
In addition to the options of public transport, you may also reach the airport via the cabs serving 7/24 all around Nice.
The worldwide famous Turkish metropolis, Istanbul is an outstanding destination flooded by tourists all over the world throughout the year. This marvelous city connecting Asia and Europe by its lands on two continents shines out with its natural gems, historical artifacts and numerous tourist attractions, as well as its financial, commercial, industrial and technologic standards.
Promising a dreamlike vacation to the travellers of every taste, Istanbul always has more to discover. The city stands out by its beaches and islands offering water sports by enjoying sun and sea in the summer times, as well as hosting countless art galleries, museums and historical artifacts for those interested in cultural tours. Known as Old Istanbul, the Historical Peninsula is regarded as a hub for touristic tours by its fantastic churches, palaces and mosques. You may visit here the magnificent Topkapı Palace, as a residence of Ottoman royals and witness the glorious background, and have a tranquil break at the Hagia Sophia, which served both as a church and a mosque throughout the history. Make sure to also visit here the Basilica Cistern, which was a set for many movies, and drop by the Grand Bazaar to buy traditional souvenirs like colorful ceramics, Turkish coffee and Turkish delight.
Istanbul hosts two international airports for managing the busy air traffic all year round: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers with a flight ticket to Istanbul from Nice with Turkish Airlines land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
The world’s new aviation center Istanbul Airport (IST) is approximately 35 km from Istanbul’s city center. With many different transportation options to choose from, you can pick the most suitable alternative to get from the airport to the city.
For a comfortable journey, rent a car a from selection of car rental companies available at the airport. Another alternative is taxi service located outside the domestic and international terminals. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. When it comes to public transport, you can use Havaist, which sets off from 60 different spots on both the European and Asian sides. Some passengers prefer the IETT bus services which is a more affordable option.
For more detailed information check our transport information page.