Travel from Spain to France is: Partially open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Nice?

Book now

There are 10 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice by plane, train, towncar, 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

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Nice

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Nice (NCE)

Cheapest

Train to A Coruna, fly to Nice

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Nice (NCE)

Train to Vigo, fly to Nice

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Nice (NCE)

Towncar to Porto, fly to Nice

  1. Take a town car from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Nice (NCE)

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Marseille, train

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Marseille (MRS)
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville

Train via Madrid

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville

Train

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville

Bus via Bilbao

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Niza

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - El Corte Inglés to Ourense
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Nice

Drive

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Nice

Santiago de Compostela to Nice by train

7 Weekly Trains
16h 6m Average Duration
€152 Cheapest Price
See schedules
Spain → France
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into France from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Show more details
Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

Show less

Conditions of entry into France from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Spain
Show more details
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Show less

Rules to follow in France

1m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

Explore options for future travel

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

Explore travel options

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 Spain from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice is to train and fly which costs €70 - €140 and takes 7h 51m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice is to fly. Taking this option will cost €110 - €280 and takes 7h 11m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela to Nice. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Albert 1er / Phocéens Nice via Bilbao and Aéroport Promenade Nice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 39m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Nice. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Nice Ville via Chamartin, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 6m.

More details

The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Nice is 1281 km. The road distance is 1574.2 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice without a car is to train via Madrid which takes 16h 6m and costs €150 - €240.

More details

It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice, including transfers.

More details

Santiago de Compostela to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Santiago de Compostela station.

More details

Santiago de Compostela to Nice train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

More details

The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice is to fly which takes 7h 11m and costs €110 - €280. Alternatively, you can train via Madrid, which costs €150 - €240 and takes 16h 6m, you could also bus via Bilbao, which costs €110 - €160 and takes 24h 39m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Nice.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1281 km
  • Duration: 7h 11m

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Nice, France?

easyJet, Iberia and nine other airlines fly from Santiago de Compostela to Nice every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Madrid-Chamartin, Chamartin, Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Marseille St Charles in around 16h 6m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Flights from Vigo to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Vigo to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Vigo to Nice via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Vigo to Nice via Bilbao, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Porto to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Vigo to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Vigo to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Porto to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Porto to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Porto to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Porto to Nice via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €550
Flights from Porto to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Porto to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Porto to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €110
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from A Coruna to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Porto to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Porto to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
13h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
Renfe Viajeros
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
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.
For more information, please visit this page
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Niza
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - El Corte Inglés to Ourense
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Ourense to Nice
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€210 - €260
More information at
VMTransfers

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Santiago de Compostela to Nice bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Niza station.

More details

Santiago de Compostela to Nice train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nice Ville station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Nice is 1574 km. It takes approximately 14h 54m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Nice.

Get driving directions

British Airways, Ryanair, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Nice Airport.

Search flights

There are 979+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details

The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to Private transfer which takes 15 min and costs €65 - €120.

More details

ticket