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There are 7 ways to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island) by plane, train, ferry, car ferry, night bus or bus

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

Fly to Catania, train, ferry  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

82€ - 231€

Cheapest option

Night bus, train, ferry  •  16h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice Airport to Genoa, Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Roma Tiburtina Fb / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Napoli Centrale Fr / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Panarea

66€ - 234€

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Fly to Reggio Calabria, car ferry, ferry  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Reggio Calabria (REG) NCE - REG
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

148€ - 444€

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry, ferry  •  11h 18m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) NCE - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

93€ - 292€

Bus, ferry  •  26h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Ferber to Villa San Giovani Antibes
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

96€ - 126€

Bus, ferry via Genoa  •  27h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

Ferry, bus, train  •  28h 58m

  1. Take the ferry from Nice to Trapani
  2. Take the bus from Trapani - Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo Re / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Panarea (Island) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Panarea (Island) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Panarea (Island) is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 26h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island) is to fly and train and ferry which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 9h 54m.

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The distance between Nice Airport (NCE) and Panarea (Island) is 863 km.

The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island) without a car is to night bus and train and ferry which takes 16h 33m and costs 65€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 9h 54m to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Alitalia and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Panarea (Island). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island).
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  • Distance: 862.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 54m

What companies run services between Nice Airport (NCE), France and Panarea (Island), Italy?

There is no direct connection from Nice Airport (NCE) to Panarea (Island). However, you can fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, take the bus to Catania Via Archimede, take the walk to Catania Centrale, take the train to Messina Centrale, take the train to Milazzo, take the walk to Milazzo, then take the ferry to Panarea (Island). Alternatively, you can fly to Reggio Calabria, take the walk to Reggio Calabria Airport, take the bus to Reggio di Calabria - Stazione, take the walk to Reggio Calabria C.Le, take the train to Villa S.Giovanni, take the walk to Villa San Giovanni, take the car ferry to Messina Marittima, take the walk to Messina Centrale, take the train to Milazzo, take the walk to Milazzo, then take the ferry to Panarea (Island).

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Nice to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Nice to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Nice to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Lamezia Terme via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
280€ - 1400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Lamezia Terme via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 900€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Lamezia Terme via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
260€ - 490€
Train operators
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 26€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
23€ - 26€
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
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 Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 16€
Base Standard
26€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
22€ - 29€
Base Premium
25€ - 40€
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 Roma Tiburtina to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 25€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
9€ - 13€
Smart Low Cost
9€ - 13€
Smart Flex
18€ - 25€
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
Night bus from Nice, Nice Airport to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Genova
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Baltour
Segesta Autolinee
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Trapani - Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
segesta.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Nice to Trapani
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 180€
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
70€ - 90€
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
130€ - 180€

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