How to travel from Barcelona to Nice

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from Barcelona to Nice

You can get from Barcelona to Nice by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Nice on Nov 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h20 09:20AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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08:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h20 09:20AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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12:30AMBarcelona12h00 12:30PMNice
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01:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport4h40 06:10PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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12:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h35 06:10PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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Travel Information from Barcelona to Nice

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $76
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 10 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $26 (€24) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Vueling

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 304 miles (491 km) from Barcelona to Nice. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Barcelona to Nice.

Travel from Barcelona to Nice: Journey Details

If you are in Barcelona and want to visit the capital of the Côte d'Azur, you can choose between trains, buses and flights. However, flying is easily the fastest option available to travelers between Barcelona and Nice. The flight takes around 1 hour 25 minutes, while you can expect trains and buses to take between 9 and 10 hours. They can still be enjoyable, given the beauty of the coastal scenery, but if you are in a hurry, flying is the only sensible option.

Return trips from Nice to Barcelona are also available.

How to get from Barcelona to Nice

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Barcelona to Nice, 83,21% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Barcelona to Nice, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Buses from Barcelona to Nice

If you want to get from Barcelona to Nice by bus, there is a single direct service every day. Operated by Flixbus, the bus from Barcelona to NIce leaves at 7:50 a.m. from the Nord bus station and arrives in Nice at 6:35 p.m, a total journey time of 10 hours 45 minutes.

Trains from Barcelona to Nice

The best way to travel by train from Barcelona to Nice is to catch a Renfe train from Barcelona Sants to Valence, before changing to a SNCF service from Valence to Nice Ville. A single service on this route leaves Barcelona at 9:25 a.m. every day, reaching Nice in 9 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Barcelona to Nice

Flying is the fastest and simplest way to travel between the Catalan capital and Nice. Both Vueling and Easyjet offer budget flights from Barcelona to Nice, and take 1 hour 25 minutes to make the journey. The earliest flight of the day leaves at 9:20 a.m., followed by a departure at 10:45 a.m. and a final flight at 8:50 p.m. All flights take off from Barcelona El Prat Airport and touch down at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Nice

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

International travel from Barcelona, Spain to Nice, France is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter France if coming from Spain?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Nice if traveling from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Nice, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Barcelona to Nice.

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from France?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from France?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Barcelona from Nice.

There are 4 travel options from Barcelona to Nice: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Nice from Barcelona is by taking a train, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Nice:

Taking a train is usually $74 (€68) less than taking a bus to Nice, which costs on average $76 (€70) for the same trip.

A train is generally $24 (€22) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $26 (€24) from Barcelona to Nice.

The fastest way to get to Nice from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Nice can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Nice by train can take on average 10 h 20 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Nice is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Barcelona to Nice as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Nice:

  • Buses mostly depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
  • Flights mostly leave from Barcelona El Prat Airport and tend to arrive in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona Sants and arrive in Nice at Nice Ville.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Nice:

  • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Nice with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $76 (€70) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Barcelona to Nice.
  • You can go to Nice from Barcelona by plane with Vueling. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $26 (€24) with Vueling from Barcelona to Nice on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to Nice with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Nice as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and Nice.

Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Nice often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Marseille. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Nice and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Nice, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $76 (€70) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $26 (€24) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $2 (€2) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Nice online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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