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

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Fly  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE

25€ - 156€

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Train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

115€ - 194€

Bus via Aéroport Terminal 2  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nice Airport N728 / ...

35€ - 42€

Bus  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Niza Barcelona - Niza / ...

55€ - 73€

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Nice 663.3 km

70€ - 110€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Nice is to bus via Aéroport Terminal 2 which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Nice is to fly which costs 25€ - 160€ and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Nice. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Nice. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Nice Ville via Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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It is 490 km from Barcelona to Nice. It is approximately 663.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Nice without a car is to train which takes 8h 20m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Barcelona to Nice, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Nice train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Nice is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs 25€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 200€ and takes 8h 20m, you could also bus via Aéroport Terminal 2, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 10h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Nice.
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  • Distance: 490.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

Vueling Airlines and easyJet fly from Barcelona to Nice 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Nice via Marseille St Charles in around 8h 20m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 100€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Barcelona to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Barcelona to Niza
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
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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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Nice is 663 km. It takes approximately 6h 16m to drive from Barcelona to Nice.

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

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