Fastest journey7hr 33m
The high-speed train from Lille to Nice runs just once each day throughout the year. It leaves Lille at lunchtime. The return run from Nice to Lille is just after nine in the morning. If the timings of this once-daily Lille to Nice TGV don’t suit your schedule, there are several alternative connections each day, many of which involve a change of station in Paris.
The train from Lille to the French Riviera sweeps south from Flanders through Picardie, skirting the eastern edge of Paris to pick up the high-speed line from Paris to Provence. Then it’s a fast run south to Marseille. The final stretch of the journey tracks east at more modest speeds along the coast of Provence.
Bookings for this route usually open three months in advance. However, for the summer holiday season Loco2 is often able to sell tickets up to five months in advance. If you are keen to secure the cheapest tickets for the journey from Lille to Nice, it’s wise to book early.
Lille to Nice
The direct train from Lille to Nice departs from Lille Europe station and makes 11 intermediate stops on its journey from Flanders to the French Riviera. Those stops include halts at Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV, Lyon Part Dieu and Marseille. On the final run into Nice the train serves other celebrated Côte d’Azur resorts such as Cannes and Antibes. The journey ends at Nice Ville station, where there are good onward connections to Monaco and Italy. This route is normally served by double-deck TGV Duplex units, so book a seat on the upper deck for the best views.
Other journeys to Nice View all journeys to Nice
- From Monaco-Monte-Carlo from £3.00
- From Barcelona from £58.50
- From Venice from £31.70
- From Antibes from £3.50
- From London from £62.50
- From Rome from £21.50
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