How to travel from Madrid to Nice

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Travel Information from Madrid to Nice

distanceDistance605 miles (975 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$56 - $238
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $56 (€48) • 17 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $56 (€48) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Air Nostrum or SNCF Intercités

Travel 605 miles (975 km) by train, bus or flight between Madrid and Nice. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Air Nostrum or SNCF Intercités among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Madrid to Nice.

Travel options
from Madrid to Nice

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

Our recommendation
flight

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

Air Nostrum
10:10PM1h55
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
12:05AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$1531One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:30PM20h40
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
05:10PMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$1201One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Air Nostrum
10:10PM1h55
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
12:05AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$1531One-way
0 transfers
Other options
iryo
09:08AM12h22
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:30PMNice Saint-Augustin
$3061One-way
3 transfers
iryo
08:25AM13h05
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:30PMNice Saint-Augustin
$3051One-way
3 transfers
iryo
10:00AM11h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:30PMNice Saint-Augustin
$3131One-way
3 transfers
FlixBus
07:15PM17h15
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
12:30PMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$1731One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
12:45PM22h50
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
11:35AMNice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
$1461One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
07:15PM20h30
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
03:45PMNice
$1721One-way
1 transfer
Iberia
04:20PM1h55
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
06:15PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$2461One-way
0 transfers
Iberia Express
07:05AM6h10
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
01:15PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$2571One-way
1 transfer
Airhub Airlines
09:30AM6h20
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
03:50PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
$2741One-way
1 transfer

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Air France, BlaBlaCar Bus and Alsa will get you from Madrid to Nice at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel 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.

      Air France is France's leading airline offering flights within and outside Europe; you can choose different ticket types for your travel from Madrid to Nice including: Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business.

        FAQs: Travel from Madrid 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 Madrid to Nice.
        FAQs

        You can get between Madrid and Nice 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Nice is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $56 (€48) compared to other travel options to Nice:

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $56 (€48) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $183 (€158) less than taking a train, which costs on average $238 (€206) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Nice is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 17 h 15 min.

        Train takes on average 20 h 26 min.

        Nice is approximately 605 miles (975 km) away from Madrid.

        The average frequency per day from Madrid to Nice is:

        • 1 bus per day.
        • 1 train per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Madrid to Nice 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 Madrid to Nice:

        • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses to Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
        • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Madrid to Nice depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
        • Most travelers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Nice-Ville.

        The following travel companies offer services from Madrid to Nice:

        • FlixBus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ourbus, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland can take you to Nice by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Madrid to Nice for $56 (€48).
        • Travel with Air Nostrum, Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Iberia Express, Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, SWISS or Air Europa for flights to Nice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Nostrum Madrid to Nice tickets on Omio for $56 (€48).
        • Travel with SNCF Intercités, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, SNCF TER or AVE to go to Nice by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find AVE Madrid to Nice tickets on Omio for $238 (€206).

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

        • Direct bus with FlixBus.
        • Take a direct flight with Air Nostrum or Iberia.
        • Direct train with.

        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 from Madrid to Nice.

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