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There are 4 ways to get from Málaga to Nice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 6m

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

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Train  •  15h 48m

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

Bus  •  26h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid N1158
  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 27h 3m and covers a distance of around 1854 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 58m. The fastest train normally takes 27h 3m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Málaga to Nice train service departs from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
13h 5m
Layover time:
13h 58m
Total time:
27h 3m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
27h 3m
Train distance:
1854 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€207
Carbon emissions:
97 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:35
Last train departs at:
14:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Málaga to Nice train schedules

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International entry into France from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Spain
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands and Portugal
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands and Portugal
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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 Spain from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Málaga to Nice is to fly, which costs €40 - €170 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Nice is to fly which costs €40 - €170 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Nice. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Madrid and Centre Commercial Cap 3000. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 31m.

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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, Narbonne and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 48m.

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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 48m and costs €200 - €370.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Málaga to Nice, including transfers.

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Málaga to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Malaga 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 5h 6m and costs €40 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €200 - €370 and takes 15h 48m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 26h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Nice.
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  • Distance: 1257.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

Volotea, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Málaga to Nice 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Nice via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, and Marseille St Charles in around 15h 48m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €430
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€110 - €150
Promo+
€120 - €130
Flexible
€150 - €200
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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 33m
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
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 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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 Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
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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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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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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Volotea, easyJet, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs €2 - €5.

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