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Train Information to Nice from Barcelona

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TER

Trains from Barcelona to Nice cover the 304 miles (491 km) long route taking on average 9 h 20 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Nice Ville.

Trains from Barcelona to Nice

Trains in Europe are a great way to travel in Europe with a number of train companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from Barcelona to Nice are operated by a cooperation of Renfe and SNCF. Trains traveling from Barcelona to Nice usually take between 9 and 15 hours to arrive in Nice, depending on the service chosen and the number of transfers required. All trains require at least 1 transfer while traveling from Barcelona to Nice. Train journeys with 1 change transfer in Valence, while journeys with 2 changes transfer in Montpellier and Marseille. There are usually 5 trains traveling from Barcelona to Nice per day. The first train departs at 7:20 a.m. while the last leaves Barcelona at 1:20 p.m. All trains depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Nice Ville train station.

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Barcelona to Nice Train Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€172

1 Day in Advance

€172

1 Week in Advance

€134

2 Weeks in Advance

€117

1 Month in Advance

€111

3 Months in Advance

€96

Barcelona to Nice Trains: General Information


Travelers can offset some of the cost of Barcelona to Nice train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Barcelona to Nice trains are run in cooperation with Renfe and SNCF.
  • autobus All Barcelona to Nice trains require either 1 or 2 transfers. Trains with 1 transfer switch in Valence, while journeys requiring 2 transfers in Montpellier and Marseille. All trains depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Nice Ville train station.
  • autobus The Barcelona to Nice train journey takes as little as 9 hours and 12 minutes to arrive in Nice.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Barcelona to Nice train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Barcelona to Nice trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 22% cheaper on average to book a Barcelona to Nice train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Barcelona to Nice train costs are 35% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Travel Tips

Trains from Barcelona to Nice
Travel by train to Nice easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Nice.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Nice, France if I'm coming from Barcelona, Spain by train?

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

Is international entry into Nice from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 placed under state quarantine

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Barcelona to Nice closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Spain from Nice, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Barcelona, Spain from Nice is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Barcelona from Nice restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • 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

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/2/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Barcelona from Nice closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Barcelona to Nice by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Barcelona and Nice by train to be approximately 304 miles (491 km).
How long is the train between Barcelona and Nice?
On average the Barcelona to Nice train time is 9 h 20 min  covering the 304 miles (491 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Barcelona to Nice do I depart from? Which Nice train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Barcelona, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When you arrive in Nice, your train can arrive in train stations including Nice Ville, Gare de Nice-Ville and Nice Saint-Augustin.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Barcelona Sants   to Nice Ville.

Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Nice? Where is the train station in Nice located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Barcelona.

The most popular arrival train station, Nice Ville, is located 0.2 miles (378 m) away from the city center of Nice.

What train providers go from Barcelona to Nice?
If you're looking for trains from Barcelona to Nice, you can rely on SNCF | TER to get you to Nice. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Barcelona to Nice trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Nice from Barcelona a day?
The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Nice is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Nice
Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your trip to Nice.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 934956020
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17