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There are 7 ways to get from Zakynthos to Nice by plane, car, car ferry, train, night train, bus, bus and ferry or ferry

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Fly to Nice  •  4h 27m

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

30€ - 147€

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Fly to Marseille, drive  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Zakinthos (ZTH) to Marseille (MRS) ZTH - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Nice

56€ - 190€

Car ferry, train  •  34h 11m

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Brindisi
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Milano Rogoredo Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Pavia to Nice Ville Ec

157€ - 447€

Car ferry, night train, train  •  36h 13m

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Brindisi
  2. Take the night train from Brindisi to Voghera Ini
  3. Take the train from Voghera to Nice Ville Ec

174€ - 316€

Bus  •  42h 34m

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

77€ - 113€

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  46h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
  2. Take the bus from Patras to Agrinio
  3. Take the bus from Agrinio to Fier
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Savona
  5. Take the train from Savona to Nice Ville Ec

Ferry, car ferry, drive  •  27h 24m

  1. Take the ferry from Zakynthos to Sami
  2. Take the car ferry from Sami to Astakós
  3. Drive from Astakós to Nice

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The cheapest way to get from Zakynthos to Nice is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Zakynthos to Nice is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4h 27m.

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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 42h 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 34h 11m and costs 150€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m 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 4h 27m and costs 30€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 42h 34m.

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There is no direct flight from Zakinthos Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Zakynthos to Nice bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, 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: 4h 27m

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

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Zakynthos to Nice once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakynthos to Nice via Kyllíni, Kyllíni, and Sofia in around 42h 34m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 360€
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brindisi to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
65€ - 90€
Base Standard
110€ - 150€
Base Premium
130€ - 190€
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€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Pavia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Thello
Train from Voghera to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Thello
Train from Savona to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
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 Brindisi to Voghera
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
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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
13h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Nice
Ave. Duration
26h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 26€
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Agrinio to Fier
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Savona
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
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€
Joy Cruises
Phone
+3026610 80444
Email
paxosilida@yahoo.com
Website
corfu.joycruises.gr
Ferry from Zakynthos to Sami
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
corfu.joycruises.gr
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Sami to Astakós
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Ionion P. Lines

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Nice is 1h behind Zakynthos. It is currently 7:12 PM in Zakynthos and 6:12 PM in Nice.

Alitalia, easyJet, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from Zakinthos Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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