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There are 6 ways to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Brussels  •  1h 58m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Brussels (BRU) NCE - BRU

€57 - €172

Cheapest option

Bus via Paris  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€38 - €52

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) NCE - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€105 - €267

Train  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...

€206 - €502

Bus  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Turin 404 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Brussels-North train station N506

€61 - €75

Drive  •  11h 4m

  1. Drive from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels 1171.5 km

€120 - €190

Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels by bus and train

The journey time between Nice Airport (NCE) and Brussels is around 13h 4m and covers a distance of around 1290 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 38m. Operated by Zou! Alpes-Maritimes, TGV inOui, SNCF and others, the Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels service departs from Aéroport Terminal 2 - NICE and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 4m
Fastest journey time:
9h 38m
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€174
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:05
Last service departs at:
20:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels bus and train schedules

France → Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This applies to arrivals from France
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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Belgium.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels is to bus via Paris, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 17h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels is to fly which costs €55 - €180 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Nice - Airport and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 22m.

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The distance between Nice Airport (NCE) and Brussels is 828 km. The road distance is 1171.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 10h 13m and costs €200 - €500.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels, including transfers.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Airport station.

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The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels is to fly which takes 1h 58m and costs €55 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €200 - €500 and takes 10h 13m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 17h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Map of how to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 827.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

What companies run services between Nice Airport (NCE), France and Brussels, Belgium?

easyJet, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines fly from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels via Cannes - Gare SNCF - CANNES, Cannes, and Marseille St Charles in around 10h 13m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €390
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €390
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €180
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Nice to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €170
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Marseille St Charles to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€190 - €400
Website
Thalys
Standard
€190 - €260
Comfort
€200 - €270
Premium
€290 - €400
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 Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Marseille St Charles to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€150 - €180
1st Class
€180 - €210
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 Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€23 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Cannes to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Nice - Airport to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels is 1172 km. It takes approximately 11h 4m to drive from Nice Airport (NCE) to Brussels.

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KLM, Swiss, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Brussels Airport.

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