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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Nice (NCE) AMS - NCE

43€ - 135€

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Nice (NCE) BRU - NCE

105€ - 283€

Train  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Marseille St Charles Thalys
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

284€ - 588€

Bus  •  22h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice - Airport Paris centre - Bercy > Orly > Lyon Perrache > Avignon > Marseille > Cannes > Nice Aéroport > Menton / ...

43€ - 87€

Drive  •  13h 29m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes 1422.8 km

170€ - 260€

Shuttle, train, bus  •  26h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Moutiers
  2. Take the train from Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai to Grenoble Tgv
  3. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alpes-Maritimes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alpes-Maritimes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alpes-Maritimes is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes is to fly which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes is to fly which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at La Courbaisse via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Les Sagnes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 25m.

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It is 955 km from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes. It is approximately 1422.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes without a car is to train which takes 13h 3m and costs 280€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes is to fly which takes 6h 1m and costs 40€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 600€ and takes 13h 3m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 22h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Nice - Airport station.

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  • Distance: 955 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Alpes-Maritimes, France?

KLM, Transavia Holland and five other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes via Marseille St Charles, Nice Ville, Gare Cp - Nice, Colomars-La Manda - Colomars, and La Manda in around 13h 3m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flights from Brussels to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
220€ - 470€
Website
Thalys
Standard
220€ - 300€
Comfort
230€ - 310€
Premium
340€ - 470€
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 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice, Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Moutiers
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
155€
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Starliner
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes is 1423 km. It takes approximately 13h 29m to drive from Amsterdam to Alpes-Maritimes.

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Lufthansa, KLM, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Alpes-Maritimes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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