How to travel from Nice to Madrid

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from Nice to Madrid

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

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flight

To get from Nice to Madrid on Feb 07 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport7h20 05:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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10:00AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport7h20 05:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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10:00AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport11h45 09:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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02:45PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport4h30 07:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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10:00AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport5h25 03:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information from Nice to Madrid

distanceDistance605 miles (975 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$58 - $274
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $58 (€50) • 15 h 52 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $274 (€237) • 14 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 605 miles (975 km) from Nice to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 14 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $58 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Nice to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Nice to Madrid

Travel Tips: Travel to Madrid 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 Madrid.
FAQs

International travel from Nice, France to Madrid, 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 Madrid if traveling from Nice?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, 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 from Nice to Madrid.

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 Madrid.

There are 4 ways to get from Nice to Madrid: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Madrid is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $58 (€50) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $35 (€30) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $92 (€80) for this trip.

Taking a train is usually $216 (€187) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $274 (€237) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Nice is by flight with an average travel time of 14 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 17 h.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 15 h 52 min.

The distance from Nice to Madrid is approximately 605 miles (975 km).

The average frequency per day from Nice to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2) to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Nice Ville and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Nice to Madrid tickets on Omio for $92 (€80).
  • Lufthansa can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Nice to Madrid for $274 (€237).

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Union Ivkoni International.
  • You can book a direct flight with Air Nostrum.

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

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

Before traveling from Nice to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $92 (€80) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $274 (€237) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $58 (€50) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Nice to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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