There are 8 ways to get from Nice to Athens by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car 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  •  5 h 40 min

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

$107 - $327

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Train to Marseille, fly  •  8 h 55 min

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

$126 - $397

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$237 - $336

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$222 - $343

Thello, bus and ferry, bus  •  44 h 28 min

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

$157 - $204

Train  •  45 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Villach Hbf En
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Beograd En
  5. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$175 - $317

Train, car ferry, bus  •  46 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Verona Porta Nuova R
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia Reg / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$172 - $465

Drive  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Athens 1521.6 miles

$360 - $550

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Athens via Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Athens via Milano Centrale, Verona Porta Nuova, Villach Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 7 min.

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The distance between Nice and Athens is 1520 km. The road distance is 2434.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Athens without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 25 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Nice to Athens, including transfers.

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Nice to Athens bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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Nice to Athens train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 45 h 7 min.

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

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Nice to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Athens.
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  • Distance: 949.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Nice to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Athens via Milano Centrale, Verona Porta Nuova, Villach Hbf, Beograd, and Thessaloniki in around 45 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
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.

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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
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Nice Ville to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$18 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $50
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Savona
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
thello.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 Verona Porta Nuova to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$117 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$309 - $312
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Nice. It is currently 12:23 AM in Nice and 1:23 AM in Athens.

Nice to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Athens is 2435 km. It takes approximately 23 h 41 min to drive from Nice to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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