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There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Florence by train, night bus, car or plane

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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Train via Genoa

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Campo Marte

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Nice to Florence

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Drive

  1. Drive from Nice to Florence

Fly to Florence

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Florence (FLR)

Fly to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Florence is to night bus which costs €22 - €27 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Florence is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 24m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Nice and arriving at Florence. This bus operates Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Florence. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Firenze Campo Marte via Genova P.Za Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 57m.

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The distance between Nice and Florence is 320 km. The road distance is 423.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Florence without a car is to train via Genoa which takes 6h 57m and costs €30 - €90.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from Nice to Florence, including transfers.

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

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Nice to Florence train services, operated by Thello, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Florence is to train via Genoa which takes 6h 57m and costs €30 - €90. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €70 - €220 and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Florence.
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  • Distance: 319.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 57m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Nice to Florence via Genova P.Za Principe in around 6h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Nice to Florence once daily. Tickets cost €22 - €27 and the journey takes 5h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €310
Flights from Nice to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €500
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Nice to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €490
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice to Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
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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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Nice to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze Campo Marte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Florence is 424 km. It takes approximately 4h 24m to drive from Nice to Florence.

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Swiss, Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Nice to Florence train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Nice to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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