There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Barcelona (BCN) NCE - BCN

$38 - $145

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Train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$124 - $156

Train via Marseille-St-Charles  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants Ave

$106 - $154

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Barcelona

$50 - $75

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Barcelona N728 / ...

$47 - $72

Rideshare  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Barcelone 413.3 miles

$53

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Barcelona 413.2 miles

$85 - $130

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between Nice and Barcelona is 490 km. The road distance is 661.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 7 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Nice to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Nice to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice station.

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Nice to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 58 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Nice to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 306.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet and Vueling Airlines fly from Nice to Barcelona 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Barcelona via Avignon TGV in around 7 h 58 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
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 Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nice to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Nice to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Barcelona is 661 km. It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to drive from Nice to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nice and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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