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

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

$30 - $55

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Bus Isilines  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Nice 20 / ...

$5 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Nice - Airport Ouibus / ...

$14 - $44

Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Marseille to Nice 124.3 miles

$13 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Nice 123.7 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Nice is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 14€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Nice is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marseille and arriving at Nice. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Nice Ville. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Nice is 159 km. The road distance is 198 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Nice without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs 28€ - 50€.

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The train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville takes 2 h 41 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Marseille to Nice bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Marseille - St-Charles Bus station.

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Marseille to Nice train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Nice is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs 28€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Nice.
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  • Distance: 99.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Nice, France?

SNCF operates a train from Marseille to Nice every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 41 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Marseille to Nice 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Lignes Express also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Saint-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Marseille - Gare Saint-Charles to Nice Aéroport - Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Bus from Marseille - Gare Saint-Charles to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Marseille to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Marseille to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Marseille to Nice bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Nice - Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Nice is 198 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Marseille to Nice.

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

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