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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Provence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec
  2. Take the train from Gare Cp - Nice to Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut Cp5

99€ - 133€

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Marseille, drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Marseille (MRS) MXP - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Provence

68€ - 314€

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Bus, train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Nice 492
  2. Take the train from Gambetta - Nice to Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut Cp5

98€ - 131€

Train via Turin  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S. Re
  3. Take the train from Briancon to Chateau Arnoux St Auban Ter

73€ - 161€

Bus  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Nice Barcelona - Bologna / ...
  2. Take the bus from NICE - Aéroport - NICE to Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai Ler 31

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Provence 399.3 km

45€ - 75€

Fly Milan Linate to Nice, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Nice (NCE) LIN - NCE
  2. Take the train from St Isidore - Nice to Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut

156€ - 339€

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Provence is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Provence is 1 metre.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Provence is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Provence is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 51m.

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It is 300 km from Milan to Provence. It is approximately 399.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Milan to Provence without a car is to train which takes 6h 33m and costs 95€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Milan to Provence, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Milan to Provence is to train which takes 6h 33m and costs 95€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11h 22m.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Provence is 399 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Milan to Provence.

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

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There are 53+ hotels available in Provence. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 299.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France?

You can take a train from Milan to Provence via Nice Ville, Gare Cp - Nice, and Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut in around 6h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Provence via Lampugnano, Milano, Nice, NICE - Aéroport - NICE, and Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai in around 11h 22m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
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
180€ - 480€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
16€ - 220€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
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
Zou! CP
Phone
+33 4 97 03 80 80
Email
trainprovence@rtregionsud.fr
Website
cpzou.fr
Train from Gare Cp - Nice to Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Zou! CP
Train from Gambetta - Nice to Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Zou! CP
Train from St Isidore - Nice to Saint Jurson - Le Chaffaut
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Zou! CP
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
16€ - 23€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 20€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
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 Briancon to Chateau Arnoux St Auban
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
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
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from NICE - Aéroport - NICE to Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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