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There are 8 ways to get from Nice to Rome by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly Nice to Rome  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Rome (FCO) NCE - FCO

44€ - 236€

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Bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N523

30€ - 40€

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Drive to Marseille, fly to Rome  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Nice to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Rome (FCO) MRS - FCO

59€ - 247€

Train to Genoa, fly to Rome  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Rome (FCO) GOA - FCO

57€ - 212€

Fly Nice to Naples, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Naples (NAP) NCE - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

46€ - 248€

Train via Milan  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

51€ - 148€

Train  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Roma Termini Ic

41€ - 73€

Drive  •  6h 56m

  1. Drive from Nice to Rome 697.4 km

85€ - 130€

Nice to Rome by train

The train journey time between Nice and Rome is around 8h 52m and covers a distance of around 877 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 52m. Operated by Thello, Trenitalia Frecce and ItaloTreno, the Nice to Rome train service departs from Nice Ville and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 52m
Fastest train time:
8h 52m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
61€
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice to Rome train schedules

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Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Rome is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Nice to Rome is to drive and fly. Taking this option will cost 55€ - 250€ and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Rome. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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The distance between Nice and Rome is 472 km. The road distance is 697.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Rome without a car is to train via Milan which takes 9h 1m and costs 50€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Nice to Rome, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs 40€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train via Milan, which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 9h 1m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Rome.
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  • Distance: 471.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Alitalia and easyJet fly from Nice to Rome 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 9h 1m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Marseille to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Nice to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Nice to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Nice to Naples via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
16€ - 140€
Train operators
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 Genova Sestri Ponen.
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 19€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Ventimiglia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Nice to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Nice to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Rome is 697 km. It takes approximately 6h 56m to drive from Nice to Rome.

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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Nice Airport to Rome Airport.

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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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