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There are 8 ways to get from Girona to Nice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Marseille St Charles Ter
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

123€ - 231€

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Train to Barcelona, fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE

33€ - 206€

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Bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Niza

46€ - 62€

Bus, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Marsella
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

97€ - 170€

Bus via Lloret de Mar  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Lloret de Mar to Nice Airport N708

37€ - 49€

Drive  •  5h 21m

  1. Drive from Girona to Nice 565.6 km

60€ - 90€

Train to Perpignan, fly  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Perpignan
  2. Fly from Perpignan (PGF) to Nice (NCE) PGF - NCE

109€ - 355€

Train, train to Toulouse, fly  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
  3. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Nice (NCE) TLS - NCE

119€ - 312€

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The cost-effective way to get from Girona to Nice is to bus via Lloret de Mar, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Girona to Nice is to train and fly which costs 30€ - 210€ and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Girona to Nice. However, there are services departing from Gerona/Girona and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Girona to Nice. However, there are services departing from Girona and arriving at Nice Ville via Narbonne and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 17m.

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The distance between Girona and Nice is 409 km. The road distance is 565.6 km.

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The best way to get from Girona to Nice without a car is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs 120€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Girona to Nice, including transfers.

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Girona to Nice bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Gerona/Girona station.

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Girona to Nice train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Girona station.

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The best way to get from Girona to Nice is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs 120€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 8h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Girona to Nice.
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  • Distance: 409.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 17m

What companies run services between Girona, Spain and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Girona to Nice via Narbonne and Marseille St Charles in around 8h 17m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Gerona/Girona to Niza 3 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 65€ and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Perpignan to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Perpignan to Nice via Paris Orly, Bastia
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Perpignan to Nice via Paris Orly, Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Toulouse to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 110€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from Perpignan to Nice via Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Toulouse to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 95€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Narbonne to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 65€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Niza
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lloret de Mar to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Girona to Nice bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Niza station.

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Girona to Nice train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Girona to Nice is 566 km. It takes approximately 5h 21m to drive from Girona to Nice.

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