How to travel from Barcelona to Nice

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Travel Information between Barcelona and Nice

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$27 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $27 (€23) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $27 (€23) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling Airlines or TGV INOUI

Travel 304 miles (491 km) by train, bus or flight to Nice from Barcelona. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling Airlines or TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Barcelona to Nice.

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from Barcelona to Nice

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Barcelona to Nice is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
11:50PM9h55
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
09:45AMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$391One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
11:50PM9h55
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
09:45AMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$391One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
easyJet
07:00PM1h20
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
08:20PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$1291One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TGV INOUI
01:09PM8h21
Barcelona Sants
09:30PMNice Saint-Augustin
$2091One-way
2 transfers
Renfe AVE INT
08:19AM11h17
Barcelona Sants
07:36PMNice-Ville
$2871One-way
2 transfers
Renfe AVE INT
08:19AM14h09
Barcelona Sants
10:28PMNice-Ville
$3181One-way
1 transfer
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:05AM9h45
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:50PMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$531One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:45AM10h05
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:50PMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$551One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:15AM9h55
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
06:10PMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$531One-way
0 transfers
Iberia
07:55PM4h10
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
12:05AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$3071One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
09:00AM5h05
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
02:05PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$6821One-way
1 transfer
Iberia
01:30PM4h45
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
06:15PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$9241One-way
1 transfer

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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.

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Find the best route to Nice from Barcelona with Omio's travel partners Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines and BlaBlaCar Bus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Renfe-SNCF is a joint venture between Spain's Renfe and France's SNCF, offering high-speed rail services between the two countries. The trains run at speeds of up to 300 km/h, with departures every two hours. Renfe-SNCF offers three types of trains: the AVE, the TGV and the EuroMed. The AVE is the fastest, with a journey time of just over three hours between Madrid and Paris. The TGV is slightly slower, but still offers a comfortable journey. The EuroMed is the slowest, but is the most affordable option. Renfe-SNCF offers a range of ticket types, including single, return and group tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe-SNCF are Madrid to Paris, Barcelona to Marseille and Madrid to Lyon.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next travel to Nice from Barcelona including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.

        FAQs: Travel from Barcelona to Nice

        FAQs: 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.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options to Nice from Barcelona. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Nice from Barcelona is by taking a flight, which costs on average $27 (€23).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Barcelona to Nice:

        Taking a flight costs $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€25) for the same trip.

        Taking a flight costs $81 (€70) less than taking a train, which costs on average $108 (€93) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Nice from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

        Other travel options to Nice take longer:

        Bus takes on average 8 h 25 min.

        Taking a train requires on average 7 h 58 min of travel time.

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

        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 trip to Nice from Barcelona as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants to Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
        • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Barcelona to Nice depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
        • Most travelers board their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Nice-Ville.

        The following travel companies offer services from Barcelona to Nice:

        • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Ourbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland to go to Nice by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Barcelona to Nice tickets on Omio for $29 (€25).
        • Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Air Nostrum, Lufthansa, SWISS, Eurowings or Iberia can get you to Nice by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling Airlines from Barcelona to Nice for $27 (€23) on Omio.
        • Travel with TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF Intercités, SNCF TER or Renfe AVE INT for trains to Nice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV INOUI Barcelona to Nice tickets on Omio for $108 (€93).

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

        • You can check for a direct bus to Nice with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Barcelona to Nice often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan, Monaco - Monte-Carlo or Marseille. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Barcelona and Nice itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Nice and any of these top destinations today!
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