COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Spain. Learn More.

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4h 6m

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

34€ - 174€

Cheapest option

Bus via Centre Commercial Cap 3000  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Barcelona N728 / ...

32€ - 42€

4 alternative options

Train  •  8h 11m

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

114€ - 188€

Bus  •  11h 37m

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

52€ - 76€

Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Barcelone 660.3 km

46€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Nice to Barcelona 663.5 km

70€ - 110€

France → Spain
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Spain from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Show more details
Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Cyprus, China, Singapore, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Macau

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

Show less

Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican, San Marino, Monaco and Andorra. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

Show less

Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from France.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to bus via Centre Commercial Cap 3000 which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 11h 29m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 6m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Massenet and arriving at Barcelona via Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 29m.

More details

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 11m.

More details

The distance between Nice and Barcelona is 490 km. The road distance is 663.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Nice to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs 110€ - 190€.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Nice to Barcelona, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Nice to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs 30€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 8h 11m, you could also bus via Centre Commercial Cap 3000, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 11h 29m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Nice to Barcelona.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 490.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

easyJet and Vueling Airlines fly from Nice to Barcelona 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Barcelona via Marseille St Charles in around 8h 11m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 100€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
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 40m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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 Nice-Ville to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Niza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Barcelona is 663 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Nice to Barcelona.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Nice to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

More details

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.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 25 min and costs 2€.

More details