There are 11 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 Apt  •  4 h 43 min

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

$110 - $392

Cheapest option

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 13 min

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

$69 - $308

9 alternative options

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 6 min

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

$119 - $321

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  8 h 3 min

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

$75 - $211

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 25 min

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

$122 - $295

Train via Paris-Nord  •  10 h 27 min

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

$330 - $399

Train  •  15 h 11 min

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

$198 - $228

Train, bus  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Nice, Nice N508

$116 - $178

Bus  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban 20

$142 - $220

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

$202 - $307

Drive  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Nice 719.9 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Nice is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 180€ and takes 8 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Nice is to fly which costs 90€ - 340€ and takes 4 h 43 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 Routière Vauban via Aix-en-Provence - Gare Routière. 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 27 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 27 min and costs 280€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 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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Map of how to get from Cologne to Nice.
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  • Distance: 502.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Nice every 3 hours. 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 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Nice via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Nice via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $7,000
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday 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
$40 - $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 Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $360
Train from Metz Ville to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $220
1st Class
$250 - $380
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
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 Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com

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