There are 8 ways to get from Nice to Athens by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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

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Fly from Nice  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Athens (ATH) NCE - ATH

72€ - 232€

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Train to Marseille, fly  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

90€ - 287€

Train, car ferry, bus via Ancona  •  33h 41m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ancona Fr / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

139€ - 433€

Bus  •  38h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin to Belgrad Central Bus Station Montpellier - Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens

126€ - 136€

Train, bus  •  39h 54m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

175€ - 339€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  43h 41m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia Fr
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

148€ - 418€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  44h 53m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Savona Ec
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

120€ - 159€

Drive  •  23h 29m

  1. Drive from Nice to Athens 2429.7 km

320€ - 480€

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Albert 1er / Verdun and arriving at Athens via Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 39m.

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The distance between Nice and Athens is 1520 km. The road distance is 2429.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Athens without a car is to train and car ferry and bus via Ancona which takes 33h 41m and costs 130€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Nice to Athens, including transfers.

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Nice to Athens bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Athens is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 140€ and takes 38h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1519.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Nice to Athens every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Athens via Aéroport / Promenade, Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin, and Belgrade in around 38h 39m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 160€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 950€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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 Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
33€ - 38€
1st Class
52€ - 58€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Thello
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
Train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Thello
Train from Nice Ville to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Thello
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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 55€
Base Standard
65€ - 90€
Base Premium
80€ - 120€
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
17€ - 22€
Base 2nd Class
45€ - 60€
Base 1st Class
65€ - 75€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
17€ - 21€
Base 1st Class
28€ - 31€
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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
63€ - 68€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Italo Treno
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Trieste to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
Ave. Duration
29h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
32€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
84€
Aircraft-type seats
99€
2 bed inside cabin
256€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
85€ - 86€
Aircraft-type seats
102€ - 104€
2 bed inside cabin
271€ - 272€
3 bed outside cabin
230€ - 280€

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Nice to Athens bus services, operated by FP Travel, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1h ahead of Nice. It is currently 10:35 AM in Nice and 11:35 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Athens is 2430 km. It takes approximately 23h 29m to drive from Nice to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3428+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 30 min and costs 2€.

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