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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to French Riviera by train, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Antibes Ec

$57 - $76

Cheapest option

Train via Ventimiglia  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Antibes Grasse - Ventimiglia-Stazione / ...

$34 - $93

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Nice, Nice N508 / ...

$36 - $59

Fly from Milan Linate, travel  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Nice (NCE) LIN - NCE
  2. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

Fly from Milan Malpensa, travel  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Nice (NCE) MXP - NCE
  2. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to French Riviera is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to French Riviera is to train which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Milan and French Riviera is 298 km.

The best way to get from Milan to French Riviera without a car is to train which takes 6 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Milan to French Riviera, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Milan to French Riviera is to train which takes 6 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 1999+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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Map of how to get from Milan to French Riviera.
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  • Distance: 186.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and French Riviera, FR-93, France?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to French Riviera 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to French Riviera twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Antibes
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Antibes
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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(fr)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Ventimiglia to Antibes
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Antibes
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $29
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Antibes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
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 Milan, Milan to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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