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There are 5 ways to get from Lombardy to Nice by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville Ter

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Bus via Nice - Airport T2  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Nice - Airport T2 BlaBlaCar / ...

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Nice 798 / ...

Rideshare  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Nice 316.1 km

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Milan to Nice 316.3 km

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The cheapest way to get from Lombardy to Nice is to bus via Nice - Airport T2 which costs €13 - €20 and takes 7h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Lombardy to Nice is to drive which takes 3h 9m and costs €55 - €85.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lombardy to Nice. However, there are services departing from duomo m1 m3 and arriving at Nice via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lombardy to Nice. However, there are services departing from Duomo M3 and arriving at Nice Ville via Milano Centrale and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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The distance between Lombardy and Nice is 287 km. The road distance is 316.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lombardy to Nice without a car is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs €24 - €95.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Lombardy to Nice, including transfers.

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Lombardy to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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Lombardy to Nice train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Lombardy to Nice is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs €24 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €25 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Lombardy to Nice.
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  • Distance: 287.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Lombardy, Italy and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Milan to Nice via Centrale Fs, Milano Centrale, and Ventimiglia in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Nice 4 times a day. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 5h 35m.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €18
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Milan to Nice - Airport T2
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano M1 to Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Union Ivkoni
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Lombardy to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice station.

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Lombardy to Nice train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lombardy to Nice is 316 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Lombardy to Nice.

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There are 917+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lombardy and Nice. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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