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There are 7 ways to get from Málaga to Nice by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly from Malaga  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Nice (NCE) AGP - NCE

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Drive to Sevilla, fly  •  7h 12m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Sevilla
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Nice (NCE) SVQ - NCE

Train to Granada, fly  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Nice (NCE) GRX - NCE

Train  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles Ave
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

Train via Madrid  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles Ave
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

Bus  •  24h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Madrid Estación Sur Algeciras
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Nice Airport N738

Drive  •  15h 28m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Nice 1620.6 km

Málaga to Nice by train

The train journey time between Málaga and Nice is around 15h 4m and covers a distance of around 1870 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 44m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Málaga to Nice train service departs from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
15h 4m Average Duration
€193 Cheapest Price
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Nice is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 2 Oct 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Málaga to Nice is to train and fly, which costs €70 - €190 and takes 8h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Nice is to fly which costs €60 - €300 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Nice. However, there are services departing from Málaga and arriving at Albert 1er Verdun Nice via Madrid and Aéroport Promenade Nice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Nice. However, there are services departing from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arriving at Nice Ville via Barcelona-Sants and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 4m.

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The distance between Málaga and Nice is 1258 km. The road distance is 1620.6 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Nice without a car is to train which takes 15h 4m and costs €190 - €330.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Málaga to Nice, including transfers.

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Málaga to Nice bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Málaga station.

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Málaga to Nice train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Nice is to fly which takes 7h 7m and costs €60 - €300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €330 and takes 15h 4m, you could also bus, which costs €75 - €140 and takes 24h 43m.

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  • Distance: 1257.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

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

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and 12 other airlines fly from Málaga to Nice hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Nice via Barcelona-Sants and Marseille St Charles in around 15h 4m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Granada to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Granada to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Granada to Nice via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Granada to Nice via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Granada to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Granada to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Granada to Nice via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Granada to Nice via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Malaga to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Flights from Granada to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €1300
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Southampton
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €1300
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€80 - €550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Granada to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €900
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €750
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Flights from Sevilla to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €800
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€270 - €800
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€110 - €150
Promo+
€120 - €130
Flexible
€150 - €200
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €70
Promo+
€58 - €63
Flexible
€75 - €100
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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 Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Málaga to Madrid Estación Sur
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €55
Website
Interbus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
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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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Nice is 1621 km. It takes approximately 15h 28m to drive from Málaga to Nice.

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Vueling Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and 11 other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Nice Airport.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs .

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