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Nice, a combination of sea, city and mountains

About France

Getting there You can get to Nice from Avignon, Geneva and Lyon. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 05:37 $57
From Brussels 08:16 $231
From Paris Cdg Airport 06:35 $171
From Avignon 02:56 $32
From Geneva 06:23 $96
From Lyon 04:27 $41
From Marseille 02:31 $37
From Bordeaux 08:50 $32
From Toulouse 06:43 $32
From Montpellier 04:30 $32
From Monaco 00:14 $15
From Dijon 06:12 $71
From Luxembourg 14:13 $80
From Lille 07:30 $193
From Ventimiglia 00:39 $15
From Aix En Provence Tgv 02:39 $47
From Strasbourg 13:27 $32
From Mulhouse 12:15 $32
From Beaulieu Sur Mer 00:05 $15
From Cagnes Sur Mer 00:05 $15
From Eze 00:09 $15
From Colmar 12:48 $32
From Thionville 13:33 $164
From Belfort 11:28 $97
From Culmont Chalindre 09:42 $229
From Metz 09:29 $83
From Nancy 08:48 $83
From Antibes 00:13 $15
From Breil Sur Roya 01:02 $15
From Les Arcs 01:07 $21
From Grasse 01:00 $15
From St Raphael 00:52 $16
From Cannes 00:25 $15
From Menton (localite) 00:27 $15
From Toulon 01:37 $32
From Tende 01:59 $19
From Carnoles 00:22 $15
From Chalon Sur Saone 05:38 $114
From Macon 05:13 $149
From Villefranche Mer 00:01 $15
From Valence 03:52 $41
From Arles 03:54 $47
From Marne La Vallee 06:22 $151

Getting around From Nice, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Villefranche Mer 00:16 $15
To Beaulieu Sur Mer 00:19 $15
To Eze 00:23 $15
To Cagnes Sur Mer 00:24 $15
To Cap D'ail 00:27 $15
To Monaco 00:32 $15
To Antibes 00:36 $15
To Cannes 00:50 $15
To Menton (localite) 01:16 $15
To Breil Sur Roya 01:21 $15
To St Raphael 01:27 $16
To Frejus (localite) 01:31 $18
To Les Arcs 01:44 $21
To Ventimiglia 01:59 $15
To Toulon 01:59 $32
To Carnoles 02:11 $15
To Marseille 02:49 $37
To Grasse 02:52 $15
To Aix En Provence Tgv 03:20 $47
To San Remo 03:27 $29
To Tende 03:38 $19
To Imperia 03:42 $21
To Alassio 04:12 $24
To Savona 04:44 $37
To Genoa 05:20 $45
To Avignon 05:36 $32
To Arles 05:48 $47
To Voghera 06:21 $55
To Nimes 06:48 $52
To Montpellier 06:52 $32
To Macon 07:10 $52
To Sete 07:16 $60
To Milan 07:17 $15
To Valence 07:25 $41
To Agde 07:34 $91
To Chalon Sur Saone 07:39 $57
To Beziers 07:48 $65
To Narbonne 07:56 $67
To Carcassonne 08:00 $75
To Dijon 08:22 $58
To Lyon 08:34 $49
To Bellegarde 08:40 $93
To Marne La Vallee 08:42 $143
To Beaune 08:52 $149
To Paris Cdg Airport 08:55 $122
To Toulouse 09:01 $32
To Geneva 09:10 $96
To Culmont Chalindre 09:29 $89
To Besançon 09:44 $97
To Agen 10:17 $104
To Marmande 10:23 $101
To Bordeaux 11:07 $32
To Belfort 11:43 $97
To Bayonne 12:11 $158
To Hendaye 12:50 $161
To Paris 12:57 $32
To Mulhouse 13:28 $32
To Nancy 13:58 $83
To Biarritz 14:22 $138
To Luxembourg 14:32 $80
To Colmar 15:01 $45
To Lille 15:15 $120
To Brussels 15:24 $80
To Metz 15:30 $32
To Strasbourg 15:36 $32
To Nantes 16:11 $184
To Thionville 16:21 $104
To Moscow 47:38 $505

While you're there

Nice, the capital of the French Riviera

Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is the place to be whether you are an art lover, a shopping addict, night clubber or just fond of the Dolce Vita lifestyle. Nice is a creative, dynamic and cosmopolitan city. The city is a symbol of Mediterranean art of living, with a perpetual invitation to travel and relaxation. Its surroundings also provide various opportunities for cultural discoveries. Nice has an exceptional microclimate, open to the sea and protected from the winds by the surrounding hills.

Dedicate two days in Nice to tour the old city which is the most picturesque area of Nice. Its exceptional baroque architecture, famous flower market, Place Rossetti, trompe-l’œil façades and numerous churches are some of the highlights not to be missed! Make a detour to the Cours Saleya and discover its local products. The French Riviera is a favourite destination for the perfume makers. Take time to visit the small perfume museum in the old town. Later, climb the steps that lead to the magnificent park of the Castle Hill with a stunning view over the old town, the Baie des Anges and the harbour.

Try local specialities like Socca (chickpea pancake) or Pissaladière (anchovy-cream-based tart with a soft layer of onions and olives). Dishes are always accompanied by the rich flavour of Cailletier, a special olive tree typical of Nice. Enjoy the sweet Mediterranean lifestyle by tasting a glass of Vin de Bellet.

Head to Place Massena for a unique shopping experience. Then move to the nearby Golden Square, which is renowned for its luxurious, elegant and refined boutiques.

Nice Tourist Office
5 Promenade des Anglais
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 70 74 07

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Nice can be found.

Nice railway station(s)

Nice St Augustin Train Station

Nice St Augustin Train Station

Address: Avenue Edouard Grinda 6000 Nice

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 6am to 8:40pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:15am to 5:20pm
Public holidays: 9:15am to 5:20pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Toilets, Phone cabins.

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Nice Ville Train Station

Nice Ville Train Station

Address: Avenue Thiers BP 1463 6008 Nice cedex 1

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 12:30am
Public holidays: 5am to 12:30am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Nice Riquier

Address: 4 bis, Rue Alfred Binet 6000 Nice


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Customer reviews

  • "Be Flexible"    
    The ride was fairly comfortable but for the same price, we could have travelled by air and save 4 hours of transit. We have accidentally booked a normal ticket and called up almost immediately after the online purchase hoping to pay for the price difference to upgrade to first class. We were told this is not possible as the ticket is restricted. While it makes sense to disallow cancellation on discounted tickets, why not allowing upgrade when clients are happy to pay for the price differences?  
  • "Delay 2 hrs Trip to Marseille"    
    We had been delayed for 2 hours from Paris to Marseille due to bad weather. SNFC compensated us a supplement box which contains some food.  
  • "Long ride to Paris"    
    We enjoyed the push from Nice riding between the sea and mountains and onto wine countryside. However the ride turned out to be too long for us. We ll probably fly when train is longer than 3 hours. TGV was fast and efficient. Food choice was limited. Class 2 upper level sitting was comfy.  
  • "Great train travel!"    
    It was easy to find the seats, the entire ride was extremely comfortable. Recommended!  
  • "thank you"    
    thank you very much for this opporinuty staff was really help full but there could be meal service ( a selection or the menu back of the seats ) instead of us going to the restaurant.  
  • "nice ville station"    
    nice ville station was a total disgrace with no escalators and construction work everywhere. very difficult to find a taxi and then extremely expensive.  
  • "Review"    
    Everything was smooth and efficient.  
  • "Trip to the sunny south"    
    TGV run a very efficient service. The trip in 2nd class was quite comfortable and the company was friendly. The views of the countryside were a bonus. TGV staff passed through the carriage to check tickets, so we were confident that there were no free-loaders.  
  • "tgv"    
    very good fast trip  
  • "Good Experience"    
    Our trip from Paris to Nice was memorable - easy and fuss free and most of all comfortable! It would be good to be given more time to board though because of the crowd and people were pushing and rushing especially those with big suitcases to get on! Way to go to see the countryside.  
  • "Average"    
    My journey from Nice to Paris can be termed as an average experience for the following reasons. 1/ We were two couples who were given different coupes. 2. The coach conductor was very rude. When by mistake we closed the middle berth , he would refuse to open it. He made some racial comments such as asking 'where are you coming from". 3. There were many passengers with no reservation who were standing outside the cabins.  
  • "OK trip"    
    The trip was fine all things considered...I have no complaints about the comfort or ease of an English speaking person there were no problems figuring out trains or times etc....I had read about great scenery but did not find it as inspiring as I had hoped...I have heard you can get a flight for about the same price so if that is true I would consider that as a better option if you have limited time.  
  • "Lovely experience "    
    We really enjoyed our trip from Paris to Nice by TGV.It was comfortable.  
  • "To Sete"    
    A good way to get to Sete but, the food cart ran out before getting to us and the change of trains at Montpellier was not as easy as we expected. However that part of the trip was very short and we got in on time.  
  • "not so luxury"    
    we have travelled on some other TGV. this one was second class. The carriage - business - was old  
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