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  •  3 h 29 min

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

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Bus  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice N508

$86 - $138

3 alternative options

Fly to Monaco, train, travel  •  5 h 44 min

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

Train  •  12 h 59 min

  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 Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes Tgv / ...

$234 - $288

Bus, ferry  •  21 h

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

$147 - $207

Questions & Answers

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 12 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min 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 12 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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There are 2023+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at $86 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: 3 h 29 min

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, Antibes, Ch. Du Puy, and Gare Routiere in around 12 h 59 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to French Riviera 5 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 15 h 20 min.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Munich, Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Paris CDG, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Amsterdam, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Zurich, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Vienna, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Berlin Tegel, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Heli Securite
Website
helicopter-saint-tropez.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Munich, Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Monaco via Amsterdam, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $7,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Monaco Monte Carlo to Antibes
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Antibes
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$15 - $24
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Monaco to Antibes
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
thello.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$240 - $350
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
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 central station to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Frankfurt to Aix en Provence
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Aix-en-Provence - Gare Routière to Toulon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

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