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There are 12 ways to get from Cologne 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 Cologne Bonn  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Nice (NCE) CGN - NCE

$110 - $392

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Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Nice (NCE) LUX - NCE

$74 - $210

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nice (NCE) DUS - NCE

$81 - $304

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nice (NCE) FRA - NCE

$118 - $319

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Nice (NCE) BRU - NCE

$106 - $293

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Nice (NCE) AMS - NCE

$102 - $320

Train via Paris-Nord  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice Ville Tgv

$327 - $384

Train  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nice Ville Tgv

$196 - $236

Train, bus  •  18 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt ICE International / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nice, Nice N508

$98 - $160

Bus  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from AIX-EN-PROVENCE Gare Routiere to NICE Gare Routiere Vauban Ler 20

$152 - $211

Train, drive  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Nice

$199 - $302

Drive  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Nice 719.9 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Nice is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Nice is to fly which costs 95€ - 350€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at NICE Gare Routiere Vauban via AIX-EN-PROVENCE Gare Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Nice Ville via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Nice is 804 km. The road distance is 1151.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Nice without a car is to train which takes 10 h 17 min and costs 280€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Cologne to Nice, including transfers.

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Cologne to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Köln station.

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Cologne to Nice train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Nice is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 95€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 340€ and takes 10 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 190€ and takes 18 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Nice.
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  • Distance: 502.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Cologne to Nice 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Nice via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$240 - $350
Train from Metz Ville to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$250 - $370
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 Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Aix en Provence
Ave. Duration
15 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from AIX-EN-PROVENCE Gare Routiere to NICE Gare Routiere Vauban
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
Lignes Express

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Cologne to Nice bus services, operated by Lignes Express, arrive at NICE Gare Routiere Vauban station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Nice is 1152 km. It takes approximately 10 h 58 min to drive from Cologne to Nice.

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Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 3986+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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