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There are 6 ways to get from Lombardy to Nice by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

€22 - €31

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Nice 492

€19 - €24

4 alternative options

Bus via Nice  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Nice Barcelona - Bologna / ...

Rideshare  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Nice 316.1 km

€20

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Milan to Nice 316.3 km

€35 - €60

Fly  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Nice (NCE) LIN - NCE

€79 - €184

Lombardy to Nice by subway and train

The journey time between Lombardy and Nice is around 5h 1m and covers a distance of around 315 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 1m. Operated by ATM and Thello, the Lombardy to Nice service departs from Duomo M3 and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 1m
Fastest journey time:
5h 1m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:56
Last service departs at:
14:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lombardy to Nice subway and train schedules

Italy → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nice is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nice is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lombardy to Nice is to rideshare which costs €20 and takes 3h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Lombardy to Nice is to drive which takes 3h 9m and costs €35 - €60.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lombardy to Nice. However, there are services departing from via mazzini prima di via dogana and arriving at Nice via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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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 5h 55m and costs €21 - €35.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m 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 Thello, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Lombardy to Nice is to train which takes 5h 55m and costs €21 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €25 and takes 6h 10m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €190 and takes 5h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Lombardy to Nice.
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  • Distance: 287.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

Thello operates a train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville once daily. Tickets cost €20 - €29 and the journey takes 4h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Nice 3 times a week. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Thello
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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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 Thello, 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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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 561+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at €75 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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The best way to get from Lombardy to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 29 min and costs €2 - €3.

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