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There are 11 ways to get from Cagliari to Nice by plane, train, ferry, bus or car ferry

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 44m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CAG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CAG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville

Fly to Turin, train  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Turin (TRN) CAG - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Nice Ville

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CAG - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville

Fly to Nice  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Nice (NCE) CAG - NCE

Fly to Pisa, train  •  9h 58m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Pisa (PSA) CAG - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville

Fly to Cuneo, train  •  10h 2m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Cuneo (CUF) CAG - CUF
  2. Take the train from Savigliano to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Nice Ville

Train, ferry  •  18h 49m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma Re
  2. Take the ferry from Porto Torres to Ajaccio
  3. Take the ferry from Ajaccio to Nice

Train, ferry via Genoa  •  19h 13m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma Re
  2. Take the ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville Ec

Bus, ferry  •  20h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Olbia Porto Ib
  2. Take the ferry from Olbia to Genova
  3. Take the bus from Genoa to Nice 492 / ...

Train, car ferry  •  25h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma Re
  2. Take the car ferry from Porto Torres to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

Cagliari to Nice by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Cagliari and Nice is around 22h 17m and covers a distance of around 875 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 46m. Operated by Trenitalia, Tirrenia, Grandi Navi Veloci and others, the Cagliari to Nice service departs from Cagliari and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
19h 8m
Layover time:
3h 9m
Total time:
22h 17m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 46m
Journey distance:
875 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€74
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:13
Last service departs at:
15:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cagliari to Nice train, walk and ferry schedules

Italy → France
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International entry into France from Italy

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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nice is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cagliari to Nice is to fly and train which costs €35 - €200 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Cagliari to Nice is to fly which costs €40 - €150 and takes 4h 11m.

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The distance between Cagliari and Nice is 521 km.

The best way to get from Cagliari to Nice without a car is to train and ferry which takes 18h 49m and costs €120 - €290.

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It takes approximately 9h 44m to get from Cagliari to Nice, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cagliari Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4501+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €1 - €2.

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Map of how to get from Cagliari to Nice.
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  • Distance: 520.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 44m

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

easyJet flies from Cagliari to Nice once a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Cagliari to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Cagliari to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €140
Flights from Cagliari to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €210
Flights from Cagliari to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €200
Flights from Cagliari to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €110
Flights from Cagliari to Cuneo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€13 - €95
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cagliari to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Cagliari to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€75 - €210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cagliari to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €240
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €210
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Thello
Train from Savona to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Thello
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Thello
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 Torino Lingotto to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Savigliano to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €39
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Pisa Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
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 Pisa Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 42m
Frequency
Every 3 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
Bus operators
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Phone
+39 0789 21487
Email
request@gruppoturmotravel.com
Website
gruppoturmotravel.com
Bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Olbia Porto Ib
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €18
Website
Gruppo Turmo Travel
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 Genoa to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Genoa to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Porto Torres to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€45 - €65
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€80 - €110
Ferry from Ajaccio to Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€50 - €65
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€85 - €120
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Tirrenia
Ferry from Olbia to Genova
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Olbia to Genova
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Ferry from Olbia to Genova
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€40 - €60
Low season
€35 - €55
High season
€60 - €85

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