Moscow to Nice by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $434.22
  2. 30 day advance $359.28
  3. 7 day advance $425.81
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    42hr 31m
  • Distance
    2,532 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    45hr 56m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Moscow to Nice by train

Fast trains from Moscow to Nice take around 1 day, 18 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 2,532 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Moscow and Nice.

1. Are there direct trains from Moscow to Nice?

Journeys between Moscow and Nice usually involve one change of train.

We usually find at least one departure on the route from Moscow to Nice every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Moscow to Nice?

The Moscow to Nice train travel time is normally about 1 day, 18 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Moscow to Nice train times and schedule?

On weekdays the only train to Nice is usually scheduled to depart Moscow around 10:18. At weekends the only train usually departs Moscow around .

What's the Moscow to Nice train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Moscow to Nice are $434.22.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $359 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $425. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Moscow to Nice train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 2 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Moscow to Nice by train.

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Which train companies operate between Moscow and Nice?

More than one train company operates on the route from Moscow to Nice, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroNight
  • Night train
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Nice to Moscow by train

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The direct train from Moscow to Nice crosses the territory of eight countries on its run from the Russian capital to the Riviera. The journey requires two nights on board the train. All passengers are accommodated in sleeping cars. Very comfortable new carriages were introduced on the route in early 2015. There is a restaurant car on the train.

The journey recalls the heyday of the Riviera, when Russia’s well-to-do elites would winter in the resorts along the northern fringes of the Mediterranean. That regular Riviera trade was interrupted by the First World War and the Russian Revolution, but it has seen a revival in the last couple of decades.

Fares on this route were greatly reduced in early 2016. Please bear in mind that we need a couple of weeks to mail out postal tickets.

Moskva Belorusskaja to Nice-Ville (night train)

The train to Nice departs from Moscow Belorusskaja station and makes two dozen stops on its two-day journey to the Riviera. These include Minsk, Warsaw, Vienna, Innsbruck, Verona, Milan and Genoa. The best of the scenery is on the late afternoon and early evening of the second day as the train cuts through the Austrian Alps. After a second night on board, you’ll awake to Riviera scenes as the train cruises the coast of Liguria to reach the French border. The train terminates at Nice Ville station.

Don’t forget to check whether you’ll need visas before booking tickets for the train from Russia to Nice. EU citizens will require a visa for both the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus – a transit visa will suffice for the latter. Russian citizens will require a Schengen visa.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.