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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $406.90
  2. 30 day advance $343.33
  3. 7 day advance $407.57
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  • Fastest journey
    42hr 31m
  1. 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.


    Moskva Belorusskaja to Nice-Ville (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.

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Child and youth passengers

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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