There are 8 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

$106 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus via Strasbourg  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Strasbourg N11
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Nice - Bus station Ouibus

$56 - $87

6 alternative options

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 14 min

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

$68 - $306

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

$102 - $320

Train via Paris Nord  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice Ville Tgv

$251 - $422

Train  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Süd to Trier Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nice Ville Tgv

$239 - $307

Bus Eurolines FR  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport Ouibus

$141 - $194

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 bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 21 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Nice is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs 90€ - 340€.

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The distance between Cologne and Nice is 804 km. The road distance is 1152 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Cologne to Nice, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Aix-en-Provence and Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Nice Ville via Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

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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 Bruxelles Midi, Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h 26 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
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 36 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
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
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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $7,000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $360
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $36
Train from Metz Ville to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $220
1st Class
$250 - $380
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Strasbourg to Nice - Bus station
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bonn to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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