There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly from Frankfurt  •  4 h 25 min

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

$90 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nice, Nice N508

$69 - $108

5 alternative options

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nice (NCE) SXB - NCE

$114 - $362

Train TGV  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv

$236 - $273

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Hotelzug

$116 - $311

Bus Ouibus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Torino - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Nice

$82 - $124

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Nice 619.1 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice is to bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 19 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Nice. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Centre Commercial. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Nice. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Nice Ville via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Nice is 721 km. The road distance is 990.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice without a car is to train which takes 11 h 16 min and costs 200€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Nice train services, operated by TGV, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs 75€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 240€ and takes 11 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 16 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nice.
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  • Distance: 450.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Nice, France?

Lufthansa, Luxair and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Nice every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Nice via Marseille-St-Charles in around 11 h 16 min.

Airlines
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
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
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
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $220
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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 Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$17 - $55
First
$35 - $75
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, Nice
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
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 Frankfurt to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR

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