Fastest journey42hr 31m
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 and takes in all 46 hours. 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.
The direct service from Moscow to Nice runs just once each week, leaving Moscow early every Thursday morning and departing from Nice on Saturday evening for the return journey to the Russian capital. You’ll need to enter an appropriate departure date in our booking mask to find this service on Loco2.
Bookings for this route open two months in advance. 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.
Moscow to Nice (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.
Other journeys to Nice View all journeys to Nice
- From Monaco-Monte-Carlo from £3.00
- From Antibes from £3.50
- From London from £61.50
- From Bologna Centrale from £22.20
- From Rome from £31.10
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Image credits: Glen Scarborough