Travel from United Kingdom to France is: Restricted. See details.

There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Nice by train, plane, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Nice (NCE) BRS - NCE

79€ - 453€

7 alternative options

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nice (NCE) LHR - NCE

134€ - 319€

Train to London City, fly  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Nice (NCE) LCY - NCE

197€ - 419€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nice (NCE) LGW - NCE

123€ - 291€

Train  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nice Ville Tgv

326€ - 633€

Train, bus  •  19h 31m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice-Ville Tgv

386€ - 668€

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 19m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Nice

180€ - 300€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 44m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Nice

324€ - 413€

United Kingdom → France
Restricted

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Show more details
Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of France, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

Show less

Conditions of entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
Show more details
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and United Kingdom
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Cyprus, Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and United Kingdom

Show less

Rules to follow in France

1m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into France from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

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 United Kingdom from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Exeter to Nice is to train and fly, which costs £110 - £280 and takes 7h 3m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Exeter to Nice is to train and fly which costs £65 - £390 and takes 5h 59m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Nice. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Nice Ville via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 4m.

More details

The distance between Exeter and Nice is 1127 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Nice without a car is to train which takes 13h 4m and costs £280 - £550.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Exeter to Nice, including transfers.

More details

Exeter to Nice train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

More details

The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

Search flights

Nice is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 6:46 AM in Exeter and 7:46 AM in Nice.

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

More details

Map of how to get from Exeter to Nice.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1126.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Exeter to Nice via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 13h 4m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from London City to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from London City to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 450€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 330€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
70€ - 90€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 130€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
23€ - 29€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 55€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
140€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250€ - 450€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

KLM, Lufthansa and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Nice Airport.

Search flights

There are 564+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

More details