How to get 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 14 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:20Nice Cote d'Azur Airport1h25 22:45Barcelona El Prat Airport
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20:15Nice9h45 06:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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21:20Nice Cote d'Azur Airport1h25 22:45Barcelona El Prat Airport
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18:00Nice11h30 05:30Barcelona
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07:20Nice11h40 19:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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Travel Information from Nice to Barcelona

distanceDistance304 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £48
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £4 • 17 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Vueling

Travel 304 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Nice and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Vueling among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Nice to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Nice to Barcelona

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: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

All travellers 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 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Barcelona from Nice.

The restriction level for your return to Nice, France from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Nice from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Nice, France?

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

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 08/08/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Nice from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Nice and Barcelona including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Nice to Barcelona. Tickets for a train cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train journey is usually £44 less than a journey to Barcelona by coach, which costs on average £48 for the same trip.

A train is £26 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Nice to Barcelona costing on average £31.

The quickest way to travel from Nice to Barcelona is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by train can take on average 17 h 14 min.

The distance between Nice and Barcelona is around 304 miles.

The average frequency per day from Nice to Barcelona is:

  • Around 5 coaches per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Barcelona from Nice as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2) and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Nice to Barcelona depart from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Nice Ville and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Nice to Barcelona:

  • You can travel by coach to Barcelona from Nice with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Nice to Barcelona tickets for £48 on Omio.
  • You can travel between Nice and Barcelona by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £31 with Vueling from Nice to Barcelona.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Barcelona with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Barcelona with Vueling or easyJet with around direct flights every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Your journey from Nice to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Nice to Barcelona trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona 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:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £48 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £31 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £4 one way on average.

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

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