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Overview: Bus from Barcelona to Nice

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$28 (€23)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Union Ivkoni International, Ouibus or BlaBlaCar Bus

Buses from Barcelona to Nice cover the 304 miles (491 km) long route taking on average 9 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Union Ivkoni International, Ouibus or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $28 (€23), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2.

Bus providers: FlixBus from Barcelona to Nice

For as little as $22 (€18) you can travel by bus to Nice from Barcelona with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: $22

FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between Barcelona and Nice are the following:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Barcelona to Nice

Buses in Europe are a affordable way to travel between cities, with a variety of domestic and international routes offered by a number of companies. Buses from Barcelona to Nice are operated by Alsa, Flixbus, and Eurolines with a direct journey time of around 13 hours. There is one bus per day, which departs Barcelona at 11:30 p.m., arriving in Nice at 12:30 p.m. the following day.

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Barcelona to Nice Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Barcelona to Nice when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€69

1 Day in Advance

€69

1 Week in Advance

€60

2 Weeks in Advance

€60

1 Month in Advance

€60

3 Months in Advance

€60

Barcelona to Nice Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 10 hours to arrive in Nice.

  • autobus All Barcelona to Nice buses are run by ALSA, Eurolines, and FlixBus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Barcelona's Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive at Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur.
  • autobus Traveling from Barcelona to Nice by bus takes as little as 10 hours to arrive in Nice.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Barcelona to Nice bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Barcelona

Buses from Barcelona to Nice depart from Barcelona's main railway station, Barcelona-Sants. This is located to the South West of the city center, with good transport links by bus, tram, and Metro, which make up Barcelona's extensive and efficient transport network. Hop-on hop-off tourist buses are also popular with visitors. There are frequent night bus services and taxi ranks located at Barcelona-Sants station.

Getting into Nice by Bus

Nice is a popular holiday resort in Southern France, with origins going back to Ancient Roman days, remains of which can be seen in the Gallo-Roman ruins at Cimiez. Cimiez, the old part of Nice, also has a monastery and several museums. The seaside resort, with its splendid Promenade des Anglais runs along the coast, backed by streets full of shops and restaurants. Buses from Barcelona to Nice arrive at Nice Bus Station, linked to the town by buses and suburban trains. The resort area of Nice is easy to explore on foot, while Lignes d'Azur operates frequent bus routes around the town and along the coast to other resorts, such as Menton and Cannes, or inland to the mountain villages of Eze and Vence. A tram line circles the town, while suburban trains link the center of the city to the suburbs and university.

Travel Tips: Bus to Nice from Barcelona

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FAQs

Is travel by bus currently allowed from Barcelona, Spain to Nice, France?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Nice, France by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Nice, France?

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/22/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Barcelona and Nice before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Spain from Nice, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Nice to Barcelona is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from France?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Nice?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/21/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Barcelona from Nice here.

How much are cheap buses to Nice from Barcelona?

Bus tickets to Nice from Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $22 (€18)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the bus to Nice from Barcelona on average?

The bus price to Nice from Barcelona is on average $28 (€23)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

What is the distance between Barcelona and Nice by bus?

The bus distance from Barcelona to Nice is around 304 miles (491 km).

What is the Barcelona to Nice bus travel time?

On average the Barcelona to Nice bus travel time is 9 h 35 min  for the 304 miles (491 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the bus from Barcelona to Nice depart from? Which Nice bus station do I come into from Barcelona?

When taking the bus to Nice from Barcelona, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2, Nice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (Terminal 1) and Nice, Gare Routière Vauban.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2.

Where do I find the Barcelona bus station to Nice? Where is the Nice bus station?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Barcelona Sants, located approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Barcelona. The most popular arrival bus station in Nice, called Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2, is located around 4.3 miles (6.9 km) away from its city center.

Which bus companies can take me between Barcelona and Nice?

When taking a bus from Barcelona to Nice, you can count on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Union Ivkoni International, Ouibus or BlaBlaCar Bus for the best way to get you to Nice. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Nice from Barcelona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Can I buy a direct bus from Barcelona to Nice?

Yes, you can look for direct buses from Barcelona to Nice with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

What are the first and last departure bus times from Barcelona to Nice?

The earliest bus departing from Barcelona to Nice leaves at 6: 30 AM. The last bus departing from Barcelona to Nice leaves at 10: 50 PM. You can find the latest Barcelona to Nice bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase Barcelona to Nice bus tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Barcelona to Nice is on average $28 (€23) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets between Barcelona and Nice available a few months in advance.