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There are 4 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.

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Thello, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Genova Piazza Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$30 - $44

Cheapest option

Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$22 - $55

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Genova

$55 - $80

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Nice to Portofino 146.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Portofino is to Thello and train which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 5h 11m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Portofino via Genova and Santa Margherita Ligure FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Nice and Portofino is 169 km. The road distance is 234.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Portofino without a car is to Thello and train which takes 5h 11m and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Nice to Portofino, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Portofino is to Thello and train which takes 5h 11m and costs 25€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 5h 34m.

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Nice to Portofino bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Genova station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Portofino is 234 km. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Nice to Portofino.

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  • Distance: 105.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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 FS in around 5h 11m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Nice to Portofino once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 3h 4m.

Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

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