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Paris to Nice by train
Fastest journey5hr 34m
Trains per day33
Avg. journey time5hr 49m
Travelling from Paris to Nice by train
Fast trains from Paris to Nice take around 5 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 687 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Nice.
1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Nice?
Direct trains from Paris to Nice have been found.
We usually find around 32 direct trains on the route from Paris to Nice every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Nice?
The Paris to Nice train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Paris to Nice train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Nice is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 07:15 and the last train is around 19:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 07:15, and the last at 18:19.
What's the Paris to Nice train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Nice are $68.45.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $159 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $93. 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 Paris to Nice train tickets?
Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 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 Paris to Nice by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Nice?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Nice, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Direct high-speed trains link Paris and Nice. Several TGV Duplex trains leave Paris each day for Nice and other cities on the French Riviera. Note the the direct night train from Paris to the Riviera ran for the last time in late 2017.
The route followed by the TGVs cuts south-east from Paris, skirting Burgundy and crossing the River Rhône east of Lyon. Almost before you know it, you are in Provence. Just short of Marseille, the TGV to Nice leaves the high-speed line and follows a traditional rail route east along the Mediterranean coast to Nice. This route is usually served by double-deck TGV Duplex trains, so book a seat on the upper deck for the best views.
Paris to Nice
The direct TGV services to Nice depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station. These TGV trains (usually double-deck TGV Duplex units) run non-stop to at least Valence in the Rhône Valley; many don’t make a single stop until well into Provence. There’s a nice balance to this journey: an impressive high-speed run at the start, giving a sense of real progress towards the south of France, then a more leisurely pace for the last couple of hours as the train cruises the Riviera coast. Arrival in Nice is at Nice Ville station, from where it is a 15-minute walk to the beachfront promenade.
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