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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Nice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Nice (NCE) BER - NCE

60€ - 219€

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Bus  •  20h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Munich - Bus station Berlin - Bus station > Nuremberg > Munich - Bus station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Nice Airport N728

55€ - 86€

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Nice (NCE) TXL - NCE

76€ - 318€

Train to Hamburg, fly  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Nice (NCE) HAM - NCE

105€ - 314€

Train  •  16h 28m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Marseille St Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

298€ - 465€

Train via Basel  •  16h 44m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Nice Ville Tgv

296€ - 420€

Drive  •  12h 22m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Nice 1342.9 km

140€ - 220€

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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 Berlin to Nice is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 20h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Nice is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs 60€ - 220€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Nice. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Bus Station and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Munich central bus station and Centre Commercial Cap 3000. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Nice. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Nice Ville via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 28m.

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The distance between Berlin and Nice is 1081 km. The road distance is 1342.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Nice without a car is to train which takes 16h 28m and costs 290€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Berlin to Nice, including transfers.

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Berlin to Nice bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Bus Station.

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Berlin to Nice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Nice is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 470€ and takes 16h 28m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 20h 57m.

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  • Distance: 1080.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Nice, France?

easyJet, Eurowings and seven other airlines fly from Berlin to Nice every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Nice via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Marseille St Charles in around 16h 28m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 290€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 170€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
180€ - 330€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Nice via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 210€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
140€ - 170€
1st Class
170€ - 210€
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€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
150€ - 190€
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
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 Berlin - Central Bus Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
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 Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Berlin to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice Airport station.

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

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