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There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, 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  •  5h 40m

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

$107 - $327

5 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  26h 34m

  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 train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Rv / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  5. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$199 - $343

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27h 14m

  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

$228 - $327

Thello, bus and ferry, bus  •  44h 41m

  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

Night train, train, car ferry, bus  •  46h 3m

  1. Take the night 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  •  23h 41m

  1. Drive from Nice to Athens 1521.6 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Athens is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Athens is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5h 40m.

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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 27h 14m.

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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 train and bus and ferry which takes 26h 34m and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m 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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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Athens is 1h ahead of Nice. It is currently 3:26 PM in Nice and 4:26 PM in Athens.

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

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

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Nice to Athens every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
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
4h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
thello.com
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
Night train from Nice Ville to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Eurolines FR
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
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
29h 20m
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
10h 50m
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
3h
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
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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

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Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13m and costs 6€.

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