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There are 5 ways to get from Nice to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Venice (VCE) NCE - VCE

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Bus via Padova  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2 to Padua Bus Station Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur - Sofia Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stazione Padova to Venezia 53E

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Train  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia Fa

Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Venice 482

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Nice to Venice 570.6 km

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The cost-effective way to get from Nice to Venice is to bus via Padova, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 11h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Venice is to fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice and arriving at Venice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Venice. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Ventimiglia and Genova P.Za Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 39m.

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The distance between Nice and Venice is 445 km. The road distance is 570.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Venice without a car is to train which takes 8h 39m and costs €45 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Nice to Venice, including transfers.

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

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Nice to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Ventimiglia station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Venice is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs €35 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €170 and takes 8h 39m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Venice.
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  • Distance: 445.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

easyJet and Volotea fly from Nice to Venice twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Venice via Ventimiglia and Genova P.Za Principe in around 8h 39m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Flights from Nice to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Train operators
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 Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Venice
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2 to Padua Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Union Ivkoni

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

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

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Nice to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Venice is 571 km. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Nice to Venice.

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Volotea and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Nice to Venice train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Nice to Venice bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1356+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 27 min and costs €2.

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