There are 10 ways to get from Nice to Greece by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus 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 Nice to Athens  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Athens (ATH) NCE - ATH

$107 - $327

Cheapest option

Fly Nice to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Thessaloniki (SKG) NCE - SKG

$105 - $320

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Fly Nice to Irakleion  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Irakleion (HER) NCE - HER

$158 - $449

Train to Marseille, fly to Irakleion  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Irakleion (HER) MRS - HER

$188 - $711

Train to Marseille, fly to Athens  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

$127 - $399

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Fb / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  5. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$210 - $333

Bus Eurolines FR  •  37 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$196 - $277

Bus Georg  •  40 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$237 - $331

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  45 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona Reg / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$154 - $219

Drive  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Athens 1521.6 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Greece is to fly which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Greece is to fly which costs 90€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Greece. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 50 min.

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The distance between Nice and Greece is 1333 km. The road distance is 2434.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Greece without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26 h 17 min and costs 170€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Nice to Greece, including transfers.

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Nice to Greece bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 90€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 160€ - 240€ and takes 37 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Nice to Greece bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Greece.
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  • Distance: 833.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Nice to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Athens via Belgrade and Beograd in around 37 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Marseille to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Marseille to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Marseille to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Marseille to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nice to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
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 Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Nice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
albtrans.net

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Nice. It is currently 2:06 PM in Nice and 3:06 PM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Greece is 2435 km. It takes approximately 23 h 41 min to drive from Nice to Greece.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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