There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Nice by plane, train, 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 from Basel  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

$47 - $178

7 alternative options

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nice (NCE) SXB - NCE

$98 - $323

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

$105 - $321

Train TGV  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Ec / ...

$174 - $205

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec / ...

$117 - $202

Train, bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne to Nice

$84 - $180

Bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Milan, Milan 107 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Nice Avenue Felix Faure

$56 - $84

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Nice 416 miles

$85 - $130

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Nice, France?

easyJet flies from Basel to Nice twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Nice via Marseille-St-Charles in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$41 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$41 - $45
1st Class
$50 - $80
SNCF
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $65
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lucerne to Nice
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Nice is 429 km. The road distance is 666 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Nice is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 10 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Nice is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 180.

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Nice. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Nice Ville via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Nice. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Nice Avenue Felix Faure via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Basel to Nice, including transfers.