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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from Barcelona to Nice. Traveling by coach from Barcelona to Nice usually takes around 12 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance305 mi (490 km)
Shortest duration8h 25m
Cheapest price£15.35
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Barcelona to Nice?

£35.68 is the average price of a bus ticket from Barcelona to Nice. Any tickets cheaper than £35.68 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Barcelona to Nice in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £62 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from Barcelona to Nice?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Barcelona to Nice that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus1012h 24m£48.21
Union Ivkoni112h 0m£31.15
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 10 trips from Barcelona to Nice, and usually makes the trip in about 12 hours and 24 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Barcelona to Nice, and the trip usually takes 12 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 12 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 305 miles from Barcelona to Nice. However, the fastest coach only takes 8 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Nice, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Barcelona to Nice, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Barcelona to Nice every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

Barcelona

Featuring a mix of bizarre modern vibes and quaint buildings, Barcelona is a great destination for tourists seeking fun and cultural activities alike. Barcelona takes great pride in its unique architecture, and the most prominent example of its uniqueness is the La Sagrada Família, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Boasting a unique Gothique-esque architectural style, the cathedral will leave you in awe. The most interesting part is that the church is actually still in construction, and is expected to be finished by 2026. If you want to stroll around the streets of Barcelona, the Barri Gòtic, the oldest part of the city, will be a perfect choice. Here visitors will find old buildings with Medieval or Roman architecture. If you are looking to enjoy Barcelona’s nightlife, head over to Las Ramblas, the most fun area around.

For the best Catalonian dishes, don’t hesitate to head over to Babula Bar 1937, which offers top-tier local cuisine. Barcelona is also rather famous for its seafood, so don’t hesitate to give that a try at one of the many restaurants the city has to offer.

For buses, Estació del Nord serves as the central hub of intercity services. The Barcelona Sants is the city’s main train station, offering access to many cities in Europe. Commercial air services are provided by the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is located 11 miles from the city center.

Nice

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Nice is one of the most famous cities on the French Riviera and a can't-miss destination in France. We even included it in our itinerary of top French cities to visit. Start your trip with a scenic stroll along the gorgeous Promenade des Anglais bordering the Mediterranean. Picture vibrant blue water, colourful beach umbrellas, and a bustle of pedestrians from all over the world. To get an aerial view of this scene, hike the Colline du Château, or castle hill, and soak in the incredible panorama of the harbour and city.

You could easily spend your entire visit soaking in the sun and salt of the sea, but make sure to save time to check out some of Nice's notable museums. Musée Marc Chagall and Musée Matisse focus on specific artists, and Musée d'Archéologie de Nice includes entrance to the ruins of a Roman settlement nearby.

One of the easiest ways to get to Nice is by coach. FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Union Ivkoni run routes to this sparkling destination from other cities throughout France. SNCF trains connect Nice to other French Riviera towns like Cannes and farther cities like Paris. International travellers will likely fly into Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, which welcomes direct flights from several continents.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Barcelona?

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Main departure station: Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

Originally a train station, Barcelona Nord is now a coach station located at Carrer d'Ali Bei 80. The station was built in 1862 for rail service to Barcelona but was partially converted into a coach station and a sports hall in recent years. The station is conveniently located within a short distance of famous landmarks such as the Plaça de Catalunya. Intercity coaches like FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus stop at the station and offer service to other cities like Madrid, San Sebastian, and Marseille. You will find the usual amenities at the station, such as public restrooms, ATMs, shops, and restaurants. The station also features large waiting areas with seats. You can also access the nearby Arc de Triomf Metro station to travel throughout the rest of Barcelona.

All coach stations in Barcelona:

  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

  • Barcelona Airport - El Prat T2

  • Sants

  • Sants Train Station

Where does the coach arrive in Nice?

Main arrival station: Aéroport De Nice Côte d'Azur

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Nice.

Coach stations in Nice:

  • Aéroport De Nice Côte d'Azur

  • 14 Avenue des Diables Bleus

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