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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Nice  •  1h 25m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nice (NCE) FRA - NCE

$70 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  16h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Zurich N07 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zurich to Nice, Nice N507

$69 - $103

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Fly to Monaco  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Monaco (MCM) FRA - MCM

$163 - $596

Train inOui TGV  •  12h 14m

  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 Cannes Tgv

$243 - $296

Train via Milano Centrale  •  14h 21m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var

$140 - $344

Bus  •  17h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Aéoroport 20

Drive  •  9h 31m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) 620.7 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) is to bus and night bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 16h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Nice, Nice via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at St-Laurent-du-Var via Mannheim Hbf, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles and Cannes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 14m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Nice Airport (NCE) is 718 km. The road distance is 993.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) without a car is to train which takes 12h 14m and costs 210€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nice (NCE), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) is to fly which takes 1h 25m and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 260€ and takes 12h 14m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE).
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  • Distance: 448.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 25m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Nice Airport (NCE), France?

Lufthansa, Swiss and Brussels Airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) via Mannheim Hbf, Marseille-St-Charles, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Gare de Cannes, and Cannes in around 12h 14m.

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
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
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 Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
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 Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $26
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 Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia(fr)
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Ventimiglia to St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Aéoroport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zurich to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice, Nice station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE) is 993 km. It takes approximately 9h 31m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nice Airport (NCE).

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

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There are 6065+ hotels available in Nice Airport (NCE). Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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