Nice International airport is the largest airport outside of Paris and lies a few miles west of the centre of Nice, right at the edge of the sea. In 2006 it handled over 9,926,000 passengers and over 13,900 tonnes of freight. The airport has direct flights to and from America, most European cities, North Africa and other French cities.
There are two terminals. Terminal 1 is for international flights and Terminal 2 for European and internal French flights. A free shuttle bus provides service between the two terminals with drop-offs at the various car parks, including the car hire parking area near Terminal 2.