The Riviera is well served with roads, railways and Nice Airport is one of the busiest in France.
The Mainentry port to the region is through Nice.
Nice’s Côte d'Azur Airport, is France's third-busiest airport and very well connected to major cities across the world.
PRO TIP: While planning a France itinerary, one can start from Paris and fly out from Nice Or vice versa.
Getting to the French Riviera
The Riviera is well served by flights to Nice airport, one of the busiest in France. Nice airport lies between Nice and Cagnes sur Mer, and is well linked to Riviera resorts by bus and coach services. It is also linked to Monaco by helicopter services. There are also a few low-cost flights serving the airport at Toulon.
The whole of the Riviera coast is well served by train, the main Marseilles- Ventimiglia railway running close to the shore for much of the way between Toulon and the Italian border. There are direct TGV services from Paris, Brussels, LIlle, Strasbourg and other cities. Click here for train times and tickets.
Also connected via High-speed trains serve the coastal region and inland to Grasse, with the TGV Sud-Est service reaching Nice-Ville station in five and a half hours from Paris. Major towns such as Cannes and Nice are also served by express trains from Paris as well as (for Nice) trains from Genoa and other places in Italy. Due to competition from the European Discount Airlines such as Easyjet, SNCF (the French Railways) often offer very cheap fares from northern France
If you are travelling by car then you should probably arrive using the A8 motorway from Aix-en-Provence or from Italy. The French department name for this region is Alpes Maritimes and the back country is extremely hilly. Driving from Geneva, Avignon or Turin as the crow flies is extremely scenic - however it is also mountainous, slow and not for those who suffer from car-sickness.