There are 9 ways to get from Bologna to Nice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

34€ - 93€

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Nice - Airport Bologna > Florence > La Spezia > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Montpellier

19€ - 23€

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Train via Genoa  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe Re
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville Ec

33€ - 57€

Bus via Jean Médecin  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Nice Barcelona - Bologna

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Nice 478.1 km

60€ - 95€

Fly Bologna to Nice  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Nice (NCE) BLQ - NCE

83€ - 658€

Train to Florence, fly to Nice  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Nice (NCE) FLR - NCE

86€ - 298€

Train to Venice, fly to Nice  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Nice (NCE) VCE - NCE

54€ - 183€

Fly Bologna to Marseille, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Marseille (MRS) BLQ - MRS
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville

50€ - 350€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Nice is to bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Nice is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Nice. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Nice. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Nice Ville via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 43m.

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The distance between Bologna and Nice is 337 km. The road distance is 478.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Nice without a car is to train which takes 6h 43m and costs 30€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Bologna to Nice, including transfers.

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Bologna to Nice bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Nice train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Nice is to train which takes 6h 43m and costs 30€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 8h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 700€ and takes 5h 50m.

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  • Distance: 336.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 43m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Bologna to Nice via Milano Centrale in around 6h 43m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Bologna to Nice - Airport once daily. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 7h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Venice to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Venice to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 500€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 900€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 490€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
20€ - 390€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Vanezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Trenitalia

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 Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
34€ - 38€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Thello
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Thello
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 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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 Bologna to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Nice
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Bologna to Nice bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Nice - Airport station.

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Bologna to Nice train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Nice is 478 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Bologna to Nice.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines and nine other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Nice Airport.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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