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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Nice

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Train via Genoa

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia

Train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Ventimiglia

Bus via Florence - Villa Costanza

  1. Take the bus from Florence - Villa Costanza to Nice - Ferber

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Nice

Fly from Florence

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Nice (NCE)

Train to Bologna, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Nice (NCE)

Train to Venice, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Nice (NCE)

Florence to Nice by bus

The bus journey time between Florence and Nice is around 5h 35m and covers a distance of around 431 km. Services are operated by FlixBus. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Buses
5h 35m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Italy → France
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International entry into France from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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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 recommended
  • 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 recommended.

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, returning to Italy from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Nice is to bus which costs €21 - €27 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Nice is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence and arriving at Nice. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Nice. However, there are services departing from Firenze Campo Marte and arriving at Nice Ville via Genova P.Za Principe and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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The distance between Florence and Nice is 320 km. The road distance is 422.5 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Nice without a car is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs €21 - €27.

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The bus from Florence to Nice takes 5h 35m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Florence to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Nice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze Campo Marte station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Nice is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs €21 - €27. Alternatively, you can train via Genoa, which costs €35 - €150 and takes 6h 52m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €260 and takes 6h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Nice.
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  • Distance: 319.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Nice 4 times a week. Tickets cost €21 - €27 and the journey takes 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Nice via Genova P.Za Principe and Ventimiglia in around 6h 52m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Venice to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €390
Flights from Venice to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €950
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €1000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €400
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €400
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Flights from Venice to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €900
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€230 - €900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Venice to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €260
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Train operators
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 Firenze Campo Marte to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€35 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Pisa Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €27
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.
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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice station.

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Florence to Nice train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Ventimiglia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Nice is 423 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Florence to Nice.

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Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti and seven other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Nice Airport.

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