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There are 10 ways to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Marseille St Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

173€ - 294€

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Bus  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Fribourg to Zurich Bus Station N953 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Nice Airport N508

41€ - 49€

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Train, bus  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Nice Airport 1404

67€ - 106€

Train, bus via Grenoble  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève-Aéroport Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière T72
  3. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble Ter
  4. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Gare Routière - NICE

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice 570.1 km

60€ - 95€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

80€ - 306€

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

77€ - 294€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

120€ - 261€

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nice (NCE) SXB - NCE

133€ - 442€

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

139€ - 323€

Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice by trains

The train journey time between Villars-sur-Glâne and Nice is around 10h 3m and covers a distance of around 828 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 53m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and SNCF, the Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice train service departs from Villars-sur-Glâne and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 3m
Fastest train time:
8h 53m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
140€
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:47
Last train departs at:
22:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice train 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.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 55 and takes 14h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 340 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Villars-sur-Glâne, gare and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Fribourg/Freiburg, Pl. Gare, Fribourg, Zurich Bus Station and Centre Commercial Cap 3000. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Villars-sur-Glâne and arriving at Nice Ville via Fribourg/Freiburg, Geneve and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 55m.

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The distance between Villars-sur-Glâne and Nice is 344 km. The road distance is 570.1 km.

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The best way to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice without a car is to train which takes 9h 55m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 9h 55m to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice, including transfers.

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Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Fribourg station.

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Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Fribourg/Freiburg station.

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The best way to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice is to train which takes 9h 55m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 55 and takes 14h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice.
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  • Distance: 343.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 55m

What companies run services between Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice via Fribourg/Freiburg, Geneve, and Marseille St Charles in around 9h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice via Fribourg/Freiburg, Pl. Gare, Fribourg, Poya, Fribourg, Zurich Bus Station, Nice Airport, and Centre Commercial Cap 3000 in around 14h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 430€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 460€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
85€ - 100€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
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 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
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 Geneva to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Transalis
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Gare Routière - NICE
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER

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Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice Airport station.

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Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice is 570 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Villars-sur-Glâne to Nice.

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