Affordable Flights to NICE

From Malta to Nice
Starting from 49 EURO

With affordable flights to Nice from Malta, discover the stunning French Riveria. Book direct with Universal Air for great prices and availability.

Why Fly to Nice?

Despite its chic reputation, Nice offers more than just a glamorous coastline along the French Riviera. This vibrant city is a blend of old-world opulence, artistic heritage, and culinary delights, nestled against a backdrop of stunning Mediterranean scenery. With Universal Air, explore this dazzling city that serves as a gateway to the Riviera, all while enjoying the charm and history that permeate every street and square.

What to do in Nice?

Stroll Along the Promenade des Anglais: This iconic waterfront avenue is perfect for a leisurely walk, bike ride, or a relaxing sit on one of the blue chairs facing the sea. It stretches for several kilometers, offering splendid views of the Mediterranean.

Explore Vieux Nice (Old Town): Wander through the narrow, winding streets of the Old Town to discover colorful buildings, quaint shops, and lively food markets. Don’t miss the Cours Saleya market for flowers, fresh produce, and local delicacies.

Visit the Matisse Museum: Housed in a 17th-century villa in the Cimiez neighborhood, this museum holds a vast collection of works by Henri Matisse, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Relax on the Beach: Nice is famous for its pebble beaches. Spend a day soaking up the sun and swimming in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Enjoy the View from Castle Hill (Colline du Château): Climb or take the elevator to the top of Castle Hill for panoramic views of Nice and the Bay of Angels. The park at the top also features a waterfall and shady spots to rest.

Sample Niçoise Cuisine: Try local specialties such as “salade Niçoise,” “ratatouille,” and “socca” at one of the many restaurants or cafes throughout the city.

Visit the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC): Explore post-1950s art across various media by artists such as Yves Klein and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Take a Day Trip: Nice is well-positioned for day trips to other parts of the French Riviera, including Antibes, Cannes, and Monaco, each offering their own unique charm and attractions.

Attend a Festival: Depending on the time of year, you may catch events like the Nice Jazz Festival or the Carnival, one of the largest in France.

Explore the Russian Orthodox Cathedral: Visit this beautiful cathedral to see its rich decorations and architecture, a symbol of the long-standing Russian presence in Nice.

These activities highlight the diverse offerings of Nice, making it a versatile destination for travellers with varied interests and preferences.

Flights to Nice

You can find affordable direct flights to Nice throughout the year. In the summer you can fly non-stop from Malta to Nice twice a week every Monday and Thursday. Travel time is quick and easy, just two hours forty minutes to reach the hear of the French Riviera. In order to get the best deals we recommend booking directly through flyuniversalair.com or you can download our mobile app or call our call centre on +356 212 55 212. Alternatively, you can book directly through your preferred travel agent or call our travel partner FCM Travel on +356 2345 6789.

What’s Included in your Air Fare

When you book a flight with Universal Air, you automatically receive a 15kg checked luggage allowance, as well as a 7kg cabin bag. Enjoy the convenience of selecting complimentary seats at the back of the aircraft or opt for paid seating of your choice and at the front of the aircraft for quicker boarding and disembarking. Additionally, take advantage of our buy on board service, offering a selection of food and drinks to enhance your travel experience.

Frequently asked Questions on Nice

How Far is Nice from Monaco

Nice is quite close to Monaco, making it an easy trip for those looking to explore more of the French Riviera. The distance between Nice and Monaco is about 20 kilometers (12 miles), and it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to travel by car, depending on traffic. There are also frequent train services connecting Nice and Monaco, which can take about the same amount of time and offer scenic views along the coast.

How to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in Nice Airport

At Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, getting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 is straightforward and can be done in several ways:
Free Shuttle Bus: The airport provides a free shuttle bus service that connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The shuttle buses run every few minutes and are a quick way to travel between terminals, typically taking about 5-10 minutes.
Walking: The two terminals are also connected by a pedestrian path. If you prefer to walk, it takes about 10 minutes. The walkway is well-marked and covered, making it a viable option if you have some extra time and prefer to stretch your legs.
Both options are designed to be convenient, ensuring travelers can easily navigate between terminals without hassle.

Where is Nice

Nice is located in the southeastern part of France, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest city in the French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur, region. Geographically, Nice is situated close to the Italian border, approximately 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) from Monaco. This prime location makes Nice a key tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, charming old town, and vibrant cultural scene. It is also nestled between the sea and the mountains, providing stunning natural landscapes and a mild, Mediterranean climate.

How Many Nights in Nice

Spending three to four nights in Nice is generally ideal to fully enjoy what the city has to offer while also allowing for some relaxed exploration. Here’s a suggested breakdown for your stay:
Day 1: Explore the Old Town (Vieux Nice), including the Cours Saleya market for local foods and flowers. Visit the famous Promenade des Anglais and relax by the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 2: Dedicate this day to visiting cultural sites like the Matisse Museum and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC). Stroll through the Port area in the evening and dine at one of the local restaurants.
Day 3: Take a trip to Castle Hill (Colline du Château) for panoramic views of Nice. Spend the afternoon on the beach or exploring more local neighborhoods.
Day 4 (optional): Use this extra day for a day trip to nearby attractions such as Monaco, Cannes, or the charming hilltop town of Eze.
This duration allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture, cuisine, and scenic beauty of Nice without feeling rushed, making for a memorable and relaxing Mediterranean experience.

Where to Stay in Nice

When visiting Nice, choosing the right area to stay can greatly enhance your experience. Here are some recommended areas and accommodation options to consider:
Promenade des Anglais: Ideal for those looking for seaside views and easy beach access. This iconic waterfront promenade is lined with hotels ranging from luxury to more economical choices.
Luxury: Hotel Negresco, a landmark hotel known for its luxurious decor and prime seafront location.
Mid-range: Hotel West End, offering comfort and style with stunning sea views.
Budget: Hotel Flots d’Azur, a more affordable option still close to the beach.
Old Town (Vieux Nice): Perfect for travelers who want to be in the heart of Nice’s vibrant history and culture. This area is bustling with cafes, shops, and nightlife.
Luxury: Palais Saleya Boutique hôtel, a chic option located right in the bustling heart of the Old Town.
Mid-range: Hotel Rossetti, a comfortable and modern hotel amidst historic surroundings.
Budget: Hotel Villa La Tour, a cozy and affordable hotel housed in a former convent.
Port of Nice (Le Port): A great area for those looking to explore a more local side of Nice, with plenty of restaurants and bars.
Luxury: Le Saint Paul Hôtel, offering sleek, modern accommodations with port views.
Mid-range: Hotel Suisse, boasting exceptional views of the sea and the port area.
Budget: Clair Hotel, a charming, boutique hotel with a quaint feel.
Jean-Médecin: The main shopping street in Nice, perfect for those who love urban environments and convenient access to shops and eateries.
Luxury: Hotel Boscolo Exedra Nice, featuring elegant decor and a prime location.
Mid-range: Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice, a comfortable and well-situated hotel for exploring the city.
Budget: Hotel Durante, offering a peaceful garden and simple rooms at a good price.
Cimiez: For those looking for a quieter, more residential area, Cimiez offers parks, museums, and ruins.
Luxury: Le Meridien Nice, located a bit further from Cimiez but offers luxury and easy access to both Cimiez and the city center.
Mid-range: Appart’Hotel Villa Serafina, offering spacious apartments ideal for longer stays.
Each of these areas offers a unique aspect of Nice, whether you’re looking for beachfront relaxation, cultural immersion, or vibrant city life.

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