There are 6 ways to get from Alicante to Nice by plane, bus, train, night 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

Fly  •  7 h 30 min

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

$96 - $239

5 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Ventimiglia

$134 - $201

Train, night bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Girona to Perpignan
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  5. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  6. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv

$171 - $250

Bus via Marseille  •  21 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Marseille
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Nice

$132 - $196

Bus  •  45 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Niza

$120 - $177

Drive  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Nice 732.4 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Nice is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Nice is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Nice. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Nice via Menéndez Pidal - Estació d'autobusos, Valencia and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 5 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Nice is 881 km. The road distance is 1171.8 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Nice without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 5 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min 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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The best way to get from Alicante to Nice is to fly which takes 7 h 30 min and costs 80€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 17 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Nice.
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  • Distance: 550.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and 14 other airlines fly from Alicante to Nice hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alicante to Nice via Valencia, Menéndez Pidal - Estació d'autobusos, Ramón i Cajal - Pintor Benedito, Valencia, and Ventimiglia in around 17 h 5 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Alicante to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.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 Perpignan to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Alicante to Niza
Ave. Duration
44 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Valencia to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Girona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Alicante to Marseille
Ave. Duration
16 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Marseille to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Schedules at
isilines.com

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