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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Nice by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Nice N523

21€ - 27€

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Train via Milan  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

41€ - 107€

Train  •  7h 47m

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

31€ - 57€

Bus via Florence - Villa Costanza  •  9h 49m

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

28€ - 32€

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Florence to Nice 422.5 km

50€ - 80€

Fly from Florence  •  5h 57m

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

68€ - 219€

Bus to Pisa, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Nice (NCE) PSA - NCE

Train to Bologna, fly  •  7h

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

69€ - 292€

Train to Rome, fly  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Nice (NCE) FCO - NCE

60€ - 277€

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. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 35m. Services are operated by FlixBus. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 35m
Fastest bus time:
5h 35m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
21€
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
23:05
Last bus departs at:
23:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence to Nice bus schedules

Italy → France
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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 50€ - 80€ 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 S.M.N. and arriving at Nice Ville via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 44m.

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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 S.M.N. 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 Milan, which costs 40€ - 110€ and takes 7h 44m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 5h 57m.

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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 Milano Centrale in around 7h 44m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from Pisa to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Rome to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 500€
Flights from Florence to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 2100€
Flights from Pisa to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 480€
Flights from Pisa to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 2500€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Pisa to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 250€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Pisa to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
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 S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
24€ - 35€
Base Standard
45€ - 65€
Base Premium
55€ - 80€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 60€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
23€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
20€ - 29€
Smart Flex
40€ - 60€
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€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
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 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Pisa Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
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
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com

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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 Thello, arrive at Nice Ville 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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Swiss, Iberia, Luxair and five other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Nice Airport.

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Book your Florence to Nice train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Florence to Nice bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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