There are 3 ways to get from Barcelona to French Riviera by train, night bus, bus, ferry or plane

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, night bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Girona to Perpignan
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Marseille-St-Charles
  4. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes Tgv / ...

$96 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Toulon
  2. Take the bus from Toulon - Gare Routiere to Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere
  3. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

$49 - $72

1 alternative option

Fly, line 31 bus, travel  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
  3. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to French Riviera is to bus and ferry which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 13 h 22 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to French Riviera is to train and night bus which costs 80€ - 140€ and takes 12 h 33 min.

More details

The distance between Barcelona and French Riviera is 443 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to French Riviera without a car is to train and night bus which takes 12 h 33 min and costs 80€ - 140€.

More details

It takes approximately 12 h 33 min to get from Barcelona to French Riviera, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

Search flights

Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Nice Airport.

Search flights

There are 2141+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

More details

Map of how to get from Barcelona to French Riviera.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 276.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 33 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and French Riviera, FR-93, France?

There is no direct connection from Barcelona to French Riviera. However, you can take the train to Girona, take the night bus to Perpignan, take the train to Marseille-St-Charles, take the train to Antibes, take the walk to Gare Routiere, take the line 31 bus to Gare Routiere, then take the travel to French Riviera. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Barcelona to French Riviera via Toulon, Toulon - Gare Routiere, Saint-Tropez Gare Routiere, Saint-Tropez, and Les Issambres in around 13 h 22 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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 Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $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 Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
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 Barcelona to Toulon
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Varlib
Envibus
Phone
04 89 87 72
Email
envibus@agglo-casa[.fr
Website
envibus.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
envibus-api.koezio.com
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.