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There are 5 ways to get from Alicante to Nice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Alicante  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Nice (NCE) ALC - NCE

63€ - 296€

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Train to Valencia, fly  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Nice (NCE) VLC - NCE

84€ - 144€

Train  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Camp De Tarragona Eur
  2. Take the train from Camp De Tarragona to Barcelona-Sants Avn / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Marseille St Charles Ter
  5. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

163€ - 310€

Bus  •  20h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Barcelona N1131
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Niza Barcelona - Niza / ...

80€ - 137€

Drive  •  11h 6m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Nice 1171.6 km

120€ - 190€

Alicante to Nice by train

The train journey time between Alicante and Nice is around 24h 8m and covers a distance of around 1280 km. The fastest train normally takes 24h 8m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF and others, the Alicante to Nice train service departs from Alicante-Termino and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Nice is to bus which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 20h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Alicante to Nice is to fly. Taking this option will cost 60€ - 300€ and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Nice. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Barcelona and Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Nice. However, there are services departing from Alicante-Termino and arriving at Nice Ville via Camp De Tarragona, Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 59m.

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The distance between Alicante and Nice is 881 km. The road distance is 1171.6 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Nice without a car is to train which takes 14h 59m and costs 160€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Alicante to Nice, including transfers.

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Alicante to Nice bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Nice train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Nice is to fly which takes 6h 59m and costs 60€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 310€ and takes 14h 59m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 20h 47m.

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  • Distance: 881 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Nice, France?

Vueling Airlines, Swiss and 11 other airlines fly from Alicante to Nice hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Nice via Camp De Tarragona, Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, and Marseille St Charles in around 14h 59m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 320€
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Southampton
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Valencia to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Camp De Tarragona
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Camp De Tarragona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Camp De Tarragona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 35€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
9€ - 13€
Promo+
14€ - 16€
Flexible
24€ - 35€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Narbonne to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 65€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Niza
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Nice
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Alicante to Nice bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Niza station.

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Alicante to Nice train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Nice is 1172 km. It takes approximately 11h 6m to drive from Alicante to Nice.

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Iberia, Swiss, Wizz Air and six other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Nice Airport.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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