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Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

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Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

We have a 7:20 flight time on Vueling airlines from Barcelona to Nice. We are staying in central Barcelona. How soon should we leave for the airport?

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1. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

Hand luggage only, or do you need to check in hold bags?

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2. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

This is an internal EU Schengen Area flight so with hand luggage you be at the airport 1h before the scheduled flight time, with hand luggage add 30 minutes. If you feel this is too tight for you add 30 minutes (so 1h30-2h). The check-in counter opens 2h and closes 40 minutes before the flight. Gate closes 30 minutes before the flight.

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3. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

How will you get from your Hotel to the Airport.

I would look to be at Vueling's Check-in Desk for 05.20.

Enjoy

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4. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

from the city center to the airport it takes around 25 minutes by taxi, a bit more if you take the Aerobus (first one leaves at 5am).

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5. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

We will be taking a cab and will be checking 2 bags. Thank you all for you information

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6. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

For international flights, you have to check in 2 hours ahead of your flight.

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7. Re: Flight to Nice, when to arrive at the airport?

#post 6, is completely useless. An "international flight" can be anything from an El Al flight to TLV (for which 2 hours is cutting it close) to a short intra-schengen hop (to NCE for instance, the OP's case).

Anyway, you never "have" to be at the airport 2 hours in advance. The check-in deadline for Vueling for instance is 40 minutes before departure, up to the passenger to decide how for before that they want to be there. For a 7:20 Vueling flight to NCE with bags to check I'd plan to be at the airport by 6:00, leaving the city by cab around at 5:30 - add extra time according to your personal aversion to risk.

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