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There are 4 ways to get from Portofino to Nice by train, bus 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

Train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Nice-Ville

$22 - $56

Cheapest option

Train, Thello  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the Thello from Genova Piazza Principe to Nice Ville Hotelzug

$20 - $44

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Nice

$52 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Portofino to Nice 147 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Portofino to Nice is to train and Thello which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portofino to Nice is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portofino to Nice. However, there are services departing from Portofino and arriving at Nice via Santa Margherita Ligure and Genova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Portofino and Nice is 169 km. The road distance is 235.2 km.

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The best way to get from Portofino to Nice without a car is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs 19€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Portofino to Nice, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Portofino to Nice is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs 19€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portofino to Nice is 235 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Portofino to Nice.

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  • Distance: 105.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Portofino to Nice via Santa Margherita Ligure FS, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, Genova Piazza Principe, Ventimiglia, and Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione in around 5 h 34 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Portofino to Nice once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
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 S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $6
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
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
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
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
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
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.

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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

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