How to travel from Nice to Barcelona

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from Nice to Barcelona

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

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To get from Nice to Barcelona on Feb 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport1h20 11:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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10:00AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport1h20 11:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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12:45PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport1h15 02:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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04:10AMNice8h50 01:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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08:15PMNice9h45 06:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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Travel Information from Nice to Barcelona

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $55
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $40 (€35) • 8 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $55 (€48) • 5 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 304 miles (491 km) between Nice and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Nice to Barcelona.

How to get from Nice to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Nice to Barcelona, 70,67% 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 Nice to Barcelona, 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Nice to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel to Barcelona 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 Nice to Barcelona.

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23; 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 between Nice and Barcelona.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Nice, France was last verified on 1/24/23. 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 Nice from Barcelona.

There are 4 ways to travel from Nice to Barcelona including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Barcelona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $40 (€35) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is generally $6 (€5) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $46 (€40) from Nice to Barcelona.

A train is $15 (€13) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Nice to Barcelona costing on average $55 (€48).

The fastest way from Nice to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 5 h 40 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 53 min.

You should expect to travel around 304 miles (491 km) between Nice and Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Nice to Barcelona is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Barcelona from 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 when traveling from Nice to Barcelona:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2) to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Nice Ville and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Nice to Barcelona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Barcelona by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Nice to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $46 (€40).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Barcelona with BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International.

Direct services to Barcelona 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 Nice to Barcelona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Nice and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $46 (€40) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $55 (€48) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $40 (€35) one way.

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

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