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There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Florence by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Florence, Florence N758

26€ - 32€

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Night bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice to Florence, Florence N523

22€ - 27€

5 alternative options

Train via Genoa  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Rifredi Fb / ...

35€ - 90€

Train  •  7h 36m

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

30€ - 57€

Bus via Genoa  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria 523
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Piazzale Montelungo

48€ - 90€

Drive  •  4h 24m

  1. Drive from Nice to Florence 423.7 km

50€ - 80€

Fly  •  5h 55m

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

84€ - 224€

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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, Nice and arriving at Florence, Florence. This bus operates every day. 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 Rifredi via Genova P.Za Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 44m.

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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 bus which takes 6h 35m and costs 25€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Nice to Florence, including transfers.

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Nice to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice, 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 bus which takes 6h 35m and costs 25€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train via Genoa, which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 6h 44m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 5h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Florence.
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  • Distance: 319.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Nice, Nice to Florence, Florence 3 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 26€ and the journey takes 5h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Florence via Genova P.Za Principe in around 6h 44m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 800€
Flights from Nice to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1000€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice 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 Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 27€
Base Standard
35€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
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
Bus from Nice, Nice to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Grouppo Stat

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Nice to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze Rifredi 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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Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti 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 and Omio.

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Book your Nice to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 7690+ hotels available in Florence. 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 26 min and costs 2€.

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