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It is easy to travel by train to Nice. The capital of the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera) isn't as glitzy as it once was. But it’s still a great base for exploring the Riviera coast and the mountainous country inland. Nice and its hinterland only became part of France in 1860. Four years later the first trains arrived, bringing crowds keen to explore this glorious stretch of coast. The appeal of the Riviera is as strong as ever, but these days the local scene is less dominated by dowager duchesses and Russian royals.

Climb up to Le Château on a clear morning for brilliant views of the coast, wander through the Old Town and rub shoulders with the chic set on the Promenade des Anglais. Nice has world-class galleries and a feast of fine restaurants. But it’s a busy place and many visitors eventually retreat to one of the quieter Riviera resorts.

The main station is Nice Ville, where on Saturday mornings (changing to early evening on Saturdays from December 2017) you’ll hear the buzz of Russian voices as the weekly train from Moscow arrives. Not every visitor to Nice comes from so far afield. Three times a day there are direct trains from Milan and Genoa and five high-speed TGVs from Paris each day (with additional trains at weekends and holidays). Nice also has direct daytime trains from Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon and Lille.

Passengers from London to Nice travelling by day use a combination of Eurostar and TGV services, routing via Lille and / or Marseille. An alternative is to take Eurostar to Paris and then take a TGV to the Riviera. This Paris routing requires a change of stations in the French capital.

Nice Ville station is the jumping-off point for local excursions in the region. Half-hourly services run east to Ventimiglia in Italy serving Monaco along the way; services west to Antibes and Cannes are even more frequent. From Nice Ville, trains run inland to Grasse, Sospel and Tende.

To the north of Nice Ville is the Gare de Provence, a station served by private rail operator Chemins de Fer de Provence (CP). CP operates trains from the Gare de Provence on a beautiful narrow-gauge route through the mountains to Digne. CP trains cannot be booked online but you can easily buy tickets at the station; there's no need to pre-book.

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London to Nice by train

from $88.50

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Lille to Nice by train

from $68.33

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Paris to Nice by train

from $29.93

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Moscow to Nice by train

from $357.91

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Milan to Nice by train

from $18.09

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Genoa to Nice by train

from $17.18

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Marseille to Nice by train

from $27.33

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Barcelona to Nice by train

from $97.61

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Ventimiglia to Nice by train

from $7.16

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Cannes to Nice by train

from $7.81

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Monaco to Nice by train

from $5.21

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Avignon to Nice by train

from $27.98

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Lyon to Nice by train

from $37.74

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Florence to Nice by train

from $30.84

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Pisa to Nice by train

from $24.73

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Toulon to Nice by train

from $18.87

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Valence to Nice by train

from $65.07

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Venice to Nice by train

from $36.05

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La Spezia to Nice by train

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Montpellier to Nice by train

from $50.11

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Saint-Raphaël to Nice by train

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Sanremo to Nice by train

from $12.49

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Geneva to Nice by train

from $72.23

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Rome to Nice by train

from $27.72

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Antibes to Nice by train

from $5.21

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Nice by train

from $75.49

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Aix-en-Provence to Nice by train

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Saint-Laurent-du-Var to Nice by train

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Brussels to Nice by train

from $99.56

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Savona to Nice by train

from $11.97

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Menton to Nice by train

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Amsterdam to Nice by train

from $106.72

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Toulouse to Nice by train

from $65.07

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Turin to Nice by train

from $24.21

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Nîmes to Nice by train

from $46.20

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Dijon to Nice by train

from $71.58

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Madrid to Nice by train

from $171.79

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Marne-la-Vallée to Nice by train

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Ebbsfleet to Nice by train

from $101.52

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Zurich to Nice by train

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Bordeaux to Nice by train

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Calais to Nice by train

from $91.10

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Nice by train

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Ashford to Nice by train

from $88.50

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Albenga to Nice by train

from $17.70

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Bologna to Nice by train

from $27.46

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Riomaggiore to Nice by train

from $35.66

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Juan-Les-Pins to Nice by train

from $13.01

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Arles to Nice by train

from $52.06

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Birmingham to Nice by train

from $156.18

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Levanto to Nice by train

from $30.84

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Perpignan to Nice by train

from $72.88

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Verona to Nice by train

from $43.34

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Hyeres to Nice by train

from $38.39

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Naples to Nice by train

from $42.04

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Monterosso to Nice by train

from $55.70

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Strasbourg to Nice by train

from $104.77

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Voghera to Nice by train

from $87.20

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Diano to Nice by train

from $11.97

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Cagnes-sur-Mer to Nice by train

from $3.90

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Beaulieu-sur-Mer to Nice by train

from $3.25

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Empoli to Nice by train

from $44.77

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Siena to Nice by train

from $33.84

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Manchester to Nice by train

from $190.02

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Breil-sur-Roya to Nice by train

from $11.06

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Narbonne to Nice by train

from $58.57

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Corniglia to Nice by train

from $35.66

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Alicante to Nice by train

from $170.49

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Fréjus to Nice by train

from $16.92

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Alassio to Nice by train

from $11.97

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Finale Ligure to Nice by train

from $11.97

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Girona to Nice by train

from $109.97

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Valencia to Nice by train

from $169.19

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Vernazza to Nice by train

from $29.28

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Pavia to Nice by train

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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