How to get from Istanbul to Nice

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Recommended option

Fly to Nice  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Nice (NCE) IST - NCE

$85 - $265

7 alternative options

Fly to Marseille, train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Marseille (MRS) IST - MRS
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville

$129 - $610

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  34 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

$254 - $412

Bus Ruse Bus  •  35 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Nice

Bus Dary Commerce  •  41 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Nice Airport

Bus Eurolines FR  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Nice

$237 - $327

Night train, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nice Ville D

$280 - $385

Drive  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Nice 1423.2 miles

$300 - $450

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Nice is 1801 km. The road distance is 2277 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Nice is to fly which costs 380 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 6 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Nice is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 380 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Nice. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Nice via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Istanbul to Nice, including transfers.

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Nice, France?

Turkish Airlines, Tunisair and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Nice every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Nice via Sofia in around 35 h 42 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Constantine
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marseille via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
SNCF
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Russian Railways
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Shumen
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Nice
Ave. Duration
25 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
32 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Eurolines FR

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