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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera by plane, train, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Nice, travel  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nice (NCE) FRA - NCE
  2. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Strasbourg 108
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Antibes Ouibus

$50 - $74

3 alternative options

Fly to Monaco, train, travel  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Monaco (MCM) FRA - MCM
  2. Take the train from Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Gare de Antibes
  3. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

Train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Antibes Tgv / ...

$234 - $288

Bus, ferry  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Gare SNCF - Gare Routière 19
  3. Take the bus from Toulon - Gare Routiere to Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 20h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera is to train which costs 200€ - 250€ and takes 12h 59m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and French Riviera is 755 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera without a car is to train which takes 12h 59m and costs 200€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera is to train which takes 12h 59m and costs 200€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 20h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 1999+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera.
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  • Distance: 471.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and French Riviera, FR-93, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera via Mannheim Hbf, Marseille-St-Charles, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Gare de Antibes, Diables Bleus, and Gare Routiere in around 12h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera via Strasbourg, Antibes, Martyrs, and Gare Routiere in around 20h 51m.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Paris CDG, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Vienna, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Munich, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Brussels, Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Gare de Antibes
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$15 - $24
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Antibes
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
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 Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Antibes
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Antibes
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Frankfurt to Aix en Provence
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ler
Bus from Gare Routière to Gare SNCF - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Varlib
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

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