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

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Fly to Nice

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Nice (NCE)

7 alternative options

Line 7 train, line 106 bus, fly to Genoa, train

  1. Take the line 7 train from Otranto to Maglie
  2. Take the line 106 bus from Maglie - Stazione FSE to Lecce - Camera di Commercio/Stazione
  3. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Genoa (GOA)
  4. Take the train from Genova Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia
  5. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Nice Riquier

Train

  1. Take the train from Lecce to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville

Bus, train via Bologna

  1. Take the bus from Maglie to Brindisi
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Otranto to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Nice

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Otranto - Stazione FSE to Lecce - Camera di Commercio/Stazione
  2. Take the bus from Lecce to Taranto
  3. Take the bus from Taranto to Savona
  4. Take the train from Savona to Ventimiglia

Bus, night train, train

  1. Take the bus from Otranto - Stazione FSE to Lecce - Camera di Commercio/Stazione
  2. Take the night train from Lecce to Voghera
  3. Take the train from Voghera to Nice Ville

Drive

  1. Drive from Otranto to Nice

Otranto to Nice by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Otranto and Nice is around 27h 30m and covers a distance of around 1367 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 29m. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 9m. Operated by Ferrovie del Sud Est e Servizi Automobilistici, Salento in bus, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Otranto to Nice service departs from Otranto and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
16h 1m
Layover time:
11h 29m
Total time:
27h 30m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
25h 9m
Journey distance:
1367 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€88
Carbon emissions:
74 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Otranto to Nice train, bus and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Italy → France
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International entry into France from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands and Portugal
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nice is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nice is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Otranto to Nice is to bus which costs €70 - €85 and takes 20h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Otranto to Nice is to fly. Taking this option will cost €30 - €700 and takes 9h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Otranto to Nice. However, there are services departing from Otranto and arriving at Nice via Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 5m.

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The distance between Otranto and Nice is 1008 km. The road distance is 1333.1 km.

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The best way to get from Otranto to Nice without a car is to train which takes 17h 43m and costs €75 - €230.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Otranto to Nice, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Otranto to Nice is to fly which takes 9h 22m and costs €30 - €700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €75 - €230 and takes 17h 43m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €85 and takes 20h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Brindisi Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Otranto to Nice.
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  • Distance: 1007.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 22m

What companies run services between Otranto, Apulia, Italy and Nice, France?

Alitalia, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Otranto to Nice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Otranto to Nice via Maglie, Maglie - Stazione FSE, Lecce - Camera di Commercio/Stazione, Lecce, and Milano Centrale in around 17h 43m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from Brindisi to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from Brindisi to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €600
Flights from Brindisi to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brindisi to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brindisi to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €480
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Brindisi to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Train operators
Ferrovie del Sud Est e Servizi Automobilistici
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 Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
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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SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Ventimiglia to Nice Riquier
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
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 Lecce to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €160
Base Premium
€130 - €190
Train from Brindisi to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €75
Base Standard
€90 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
Train from Bologna Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€17 - €24
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Lecce to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€55 - €85
Train from Brindisi to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Thello
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Thello
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Thello
Train from Voghera to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Lecce to Voghera
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
Salento in bus
Phone
+39 800 242 815, 344/2274620
Email
salentoinbus@provincia.le.it
Website
provincia.le.it
Bus from Maglie - Stazione FSE to Lecce - Camera di Commercio/Stazione
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
provincia.le.it
Bus from Otranto - Stazione FSE to Lecce - Camera di Commercio/Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Schedules at
provincia.le.it
S.T.P. di Terra d' Otranto
Phone
0832-228441
Email
info@stplecce.it
Website
stplecce.it
Bus from Maglie to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
stplecce.it
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Bus from Lecce to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
stplecce.it
2nd Class
€6 - €9
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Otranto to Turin
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Autolinee Chiruzzi S.R.L.
Phone
+39 0835 522250
Email
biglietteria@chiruzzi.it
Website
chiruzzi.com
Bus from Taranto to Savona
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
chiruzzi.com

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