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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Nice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Barcelona  •  4 h 24 min

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

$41 - $151

5 alternative options

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Nice (NCE) TLS - NCE

$129 - $273

Train  •  8 h 8 min

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

$106 - $154

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nice

$50 - $75

Bus ALSA  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Niza

$50 - $72

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Nice 414 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Nice is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Nice is to fly which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Nice. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 51 min.

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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 8 h 8 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Nice is 490 km. The road distance is 662.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Nice without a car is to train which takes 8 h 8 min and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min 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 Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Nice is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs 35€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 8 h 8 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Nice.
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  • Distance: 306.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

Vueling Airlines and easyJet fly from Barcelona to Nice twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Nice via Marseille-St-Charles in around 8 h 8 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Toulouse to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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.

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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
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
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 Barcelona to Niza
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com

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

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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 SNCF, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Nice is 662 km. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min 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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There are 3825+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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

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