There are 3 ways to get from Nice to Portofino by train, 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

Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Ec
  2. Reg / ...

$21 - $58

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. 75T / ...

$54 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. 146.6 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Nice to Portofino via Genova Piazza Principe, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Portofino via Genova, Rapallo, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 6 h 18 min.

Train operators
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Train from Nice Ville to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
+39 06 68475475
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$2 - $7
1st Class
$5 - $7
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nice and Portofino is 169 km. The road distance is 234 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Portofino is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Nice to Portofino is to drive which takes 2 h 33 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Portofino via Genova, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Nice to Portofino, including transfers.