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There are 6 ways to get from Genoa to Nice by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Thello  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the Thello from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville Ec / ...

$16 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Gênes to Nice 124.3 miles

$9 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Nice N523

$11 - $70

Train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Nice-Ville Grasse - Ventimiglia-Stazione / ...

$19 - $47

Night train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville R

$21 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Nice 125.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Nice is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Nice is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genova and arriving at Nice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Nice Ville. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Nice is 155 km. The road distance is 200.4 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Nice without a car is to Thello which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 14€ - 45€.

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The Thello from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville takes 3 h 3 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Genoa to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Genova station.

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Genoa to Nice train services, operated by Thello, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Nice is to Thello which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 14€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Nice.
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  • Distance: 97 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Genoa, Italy and Nice, France?

Thello operates a train from Genoa to Nice 3 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Genoa to Nice once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$15 - $24
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Gênes to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Genoa to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Nice station.

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Genoa to Nice train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Nice is 200 km. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Genoa to Nice.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Genoa and Nice. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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