There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  4h 31m

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

22€ - 172€

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Bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station Milan > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Montpellier > Perpignan > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station / ...

22€ - 76€

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Train  •  8h 10m

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

67€ - 129€

Bus via Jean Médecin  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Niza to Barcelona Barcelona - Niza / ...

52€ - 76€

Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Barcelone 661.3 km

46€

Drive  •  6h 15m

  1. Drive from Nice to Barcelona 661.1 km

70€ - 110€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 46€ and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to fly which costs 22€ - 180€ and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Albert 1er / Verdun and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via Nice - Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 49m.

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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 Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Nice and Barcelona is 490 km. The road distance is 661.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs 65€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Nice to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Nice to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Nice - Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 31m and costs 22€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 8h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 21€ - 80€ and takes 10h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 490.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

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

easyJet and Vueling Airlines fly from Nice to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Barcelona via Marseille St Charles in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 140€
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 140€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 110€
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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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
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Nice - Airport to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Niza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
46€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Nice to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Barcelona is 661 km. It takes approximately 6h 15m 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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Book your Nice to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ 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 tram which takes 30 min and costs 2€.

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