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

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Train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec

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Bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Milan 492

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Night bus  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Nice Airport to Milan N778

Rideshare  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Milan 317.5 km

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Nice to Milan 318.7 km

Fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Linate (LIN) NCE - LIN

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NCE - MXP

Nice to Milan by train

The train journey time between Nice and Milan is around 4h 55m and covers a distance of around 312 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 52m. Operated by Thello, the Nice to Milan train service departs from Nice Ville and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 16 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 55m
Fastest train time:
4h 52m
Train distance:
312 km
Trains per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:57
Last train departs at:
19:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice to Milan train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States in the last 14 days
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

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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 Italy 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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Milan is to rideshare which costs €18 - €20 and takes 3h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Nice to Milan is to drive which takes 3h 14m and costs €40 - €60.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Milan. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Nice and Milan is 248 km. The road distance is 318.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Milan without a car is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs €20 - €29.

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The train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale takes 4h 58m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Milan is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs €20 - €29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €22 and takes 5h 13m, you could also fly, which costs €29 - €220 and takes 5h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Milan.
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  • Distance: 248.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

Thello operates a train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €20 - €29 and the journey takes 4h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nice to Milan once daily. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €450
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €550
Train operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Nice Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nice to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Nice to Milan train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Milan is 319 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Nice to Milan.

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Air Dolomiti, Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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Book your Nice to Milan train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 1335+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nice and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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