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There are 6 ways to get from Zakynthos to Nice by plane, car ferry, train, night train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Recommended option

Fly

  1. Fly from Zakinthos (ZTH) to Nice (NCE)

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Brindisi
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Milano Rogoredo
  3. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Genova P.Za Principe
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia

Car ferry, night train, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Brindisi
  2. Take the night train from Brindisi to Tortona
  3. Take the train from Tortona to Ventimiglia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kyllíni to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Nice

Bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
  2. Take the bus from Patras to Ioannina
  3. Take the Bus from Ioannina to Bologna
  4. Take the bus from Bologna to Nice

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Brindisi
  2. Drive from Brindisi to Nice

Zakinthos (ZTH) to Nice (NCE) flights

50 Weekly Planes
7h 31m Average Duration
€25 Cheapest Price
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Greece → France
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International entry into France from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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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 Greece

  • 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 Greece
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  • 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

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Greece

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 Greece.

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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, returning to Greece from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakynthos to Nice is to fly which costs €75 - €380 and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Zakynthos to Nice is to fly which costs €75 - €380 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakynthos to Nice. However, there are services departing from Zakynthos and arriving at Nice via Kyllíni and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 34m.

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The distance between Zakynthos and Nice is 1321 km.

The best way to get from Zakynthos to Nice without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 35h 19m and costs €160 - €500.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Zakynthos to Nice, including transfers.

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Zakynthos to Nice bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Kyllíni station.

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The best way to get from Zakynthos to Nice is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs €75 - €380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €190 - €270 and takes 44h 34m.

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There is no direct flight from Zakinthos Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Zakynthos to Nice bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Nice station.

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Map of how to get from Zakynthos to Nice.
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  • Distance: 1321.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Zakynthos, Greece and Nice, France?

Wizz Air, Air France and 18 other airlines fly from Zakynthos to Nice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakynthos to Nice via Kyllíni, Kyllíni, and Sofia in around 44h 34m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €410
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€260 - €700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€200 - €430
Train operators
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 Brindisi to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €90
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Brindisi to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€55 - €80
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
Train from Tortona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
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 Milano Rogoredo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €19
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Tortona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €27
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €27
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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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 Milano Rogoredo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milan Rogoredo to Genova Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €20
Smart Flex
€29 - €40
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 Brindisi to Tortona
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bahn DB
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Kyllíni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Nice
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€170 - €230
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €24
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Bologna
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
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 Bologna to Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
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
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
ferries.gr
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €180
Website
European Seaways
DECK
€80
AIRTYPE SEATS
€85
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
€180

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Nice is 1h behind Zakynthos. It is currently 8:52 AM in Zakynthos and 7:52 AM in Nice.

Airbus France, Edelweiss Air, Swiss and eight other airlines offer flights from Zakinthos Airport to Nice Airport.

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The best way to get from Zakynthos to Zakinthos Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs €4 - €6.

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