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from Cologne to Nice

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Travel Information to Nice from Cologne

distanceDistance498 miles (804 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£43 - £141
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £43 • 18 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £141 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa Cityline

Travel 498 miles (804 km) by coach or flight from Cologne to Nice. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £43. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Lufthansa Cityline among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Nice.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from Cologne, Germany to Nice, France?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Nice, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Germany enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Nice from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Nice, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 23/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Cologne to Nice.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Nice, France?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Nice restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Nice?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 23/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Nice closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Cologne to Nice travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Nice including taking a coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Nice?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Nice, which costs on average £43.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Nice:

A coach journey is usually £98 less than a journey to Nice by plane, which costs on average £141 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Nice?

The fastest way to get to Nice from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Nice by coach can take on average 18 h 50 min.

How many miles are between Cologne and Nice

The distance between Cologne and Nice is around 498 miles (804 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Nice?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Nice:

  • Coaches most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Nice at Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2.
  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Nice?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Nice by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Nice for £43.
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Nice by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Cologne to Nice tickets on Omio for £141.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Nice from Cologne ends?

Many of our customers travelling from Cologne to Nice don't make Nice their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Milan or Marseille, either of which you could add to your Cologne and Nice trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Nice to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Nice ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £43 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £141 one way.

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

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