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There are 5 ways to get from Nice to Cascais by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lisbon (LIS) NCE - LIS

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Train, bus  •  20h 21m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  3. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente

Bus  •  34h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Lisbon Sete Rios N1155

Train, night train  •  28h 53m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Toulouse Matabiau
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye
  4. Take the night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia

Drive  •  17h 8m

  1. Drive from Nice to Cascais 1844.1 km
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International entry into Portugal from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Portugal with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cascais is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Cascais is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

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

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Cascais is to fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Cascais is to fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Cascais. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Cascais via Marseille St Charles, Toulouse Matabiau, Hendaye, Santa Apolónia and Lisboa - Cais Do Sodre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 53m.

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The distance between Nice and Cascais is 1500 km. The road distance is 1844.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Cascais without a car is to train and bus which takes 20h 21m and costs €130 - €220.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Nice to Cascais, including transfers.

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Nice to Cascais train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Cascais is to fly which takes 6h 21m and costs €40 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 34h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Cascais is 1h behind Nice. It is currently 3:26 AM in Nice and 2:26 AM in Cascais.

Map of how to get from Nice to Cascais.
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  • Distance: 1499.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 21m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Cascais, Portugal?

TAP Portugal, easyJet and six other airlines fly from Nice to Cascais every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nice Airport to Lisbon Sete Rios 3 times a week. Tickets cost €85 - €110 and the journey takes 31h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nice to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Train operators
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 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Marseille St Charles to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €95
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €85
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
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€75 - €110
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Airport to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
31h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Nice to Cascais train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Santa Apolónia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Cascais is 1844 km. It takes approximately 17h 8m to drive from Nice to Cascais.

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Iberia, TAP Portugal, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1010+ hotels available in Cascais. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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