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There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Milan by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 47m

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

20€ - 29€

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Bus via Nice - Airport  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Milan Montpellier > Nîmes > Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Tunnel de la Giraude - France > Tunnel de la Giraude - Italie > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Milan > Bergamo / ...

16€ - 44€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Milan, Milan 492

19€ - 23€

Rideshare  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Milan 317.5 km

18€ - 20€

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Nice to Milan 318.7 km

40€ - 60€

Fly  •  6h 11m

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

72€ - 184€

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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 metre.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Milan. However, there are services departing from Nice, Nice and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. 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 twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 47m.

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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 47m and costs 20€ - 29€.

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The train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale takes 4h 47m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Nice to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice, 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 47m and costs 20€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 24€ and takes 5h 13m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 6h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Milan.
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  • Distance: 248.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

Thello operates a train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale twice daily. Tickets cost 20€ - 29€ and the journey takes 4h 47m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nice, Nice to Milan, Milan twice daily. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 450€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Nice - Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 25m and has one stopover.

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Nice to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, 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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KLM, Iberia, Brussels Airlines and five 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 and Omio.

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There are 7278+ 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 26 min and costs 2€.

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