Trains Nice to Paris

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  • Fastest journey is 5 hour and 34 minutes (direct)
  • About 12 trains a day from Nice to Paris
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Facts

Trains Nice <> Paris 

Booking horizon  3 months*
Duration 5h38
Distance  686km 
Train company TGV / SNCF Voyages
Station Nice Nice Ville
Station Paris Paris Gare de Lyon

*Bookings for the summer are possible from February 

Timetable, route and costs

Use our European Timetable to find all trains from Nice to Paris

Buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Nice to Paris . The best chance to get cheap tickets for the TGV train between Nice and Paris is to book early, you can buy tickets up to three months in advance, and / or avoid weekends and rush hour trains.

Trains from Nice to Paris

Everyday up to twelve direct TGV trains connect Nice Ville and Paris Gare de Lyon . The TGV train to Nice is a comfortable train with open carriages. The journey time is 5 hours and 34 minutes between the two cities. 
 

Connections and duration

The first train leaves at 07:19 from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives 12:55 at Nice Ville. The last train leaves at 20:06 from Paris Austerlitz and arrives 08:38 at Nice Ville the next morning. This is a night train service. 

Costs / Prices 

If you book early the cheapest fares for trains from Paris to Lyon start at € 29. If you wait to the last moment ticket prices rise to app. € 70

Sleeper / Overnight trains 

There are no night trains running anymore between Paris and Nice. 

Scenery 

The route from Paris to the Cote d'Azur has some nice parts; a lot of hills and huge farms, it can be relaxing to see the same landscape for hours, but it's not spectacular. Along the Cote d'Azur there are some very beautiful  parts.  

 

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

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Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Nice Ville - Info

Railway Station Nice

Nice Ville is the name of the main station in Nice. The station is located in the heart of the city. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: no
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 10 minutes to the centre, 15 minutes to the beach
  • Bike: -
  • Tram: -
  • Subway: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Nice Ville - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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The Jay Hotel****

900m from Nice Ville, the main train station. Very high ratings, near to the promenade and the beach.  
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Hotel Vendome***

19th century building, charm and comfort. 900 meters from the train station, 10-minutes' walk from the beaches.   
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Hotel du Midi***

Excellent location near the station, centre and beaches. High ratings. Affordable.   
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Paris Gare de Lyon - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Lyon, Marseille, Avignon, Montpellier, Zurich, Geneve and Milan. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-22h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h24
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 35 minutes, RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 16 minutes, Metro 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Nord 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 6 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz   

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 2 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

 

Paris Gare de Lyon - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Palym***

Opposite Paris Gare de Lyon. Classic hotel with modern and fancy rooms. Affordable.
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Hotel OFF Paris Seine****

Floating hotel, catamaran with swiming pool. Look over the Seine from your window. 
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Hotel Jules Cesar***

400m from the station. Typical Parisien hotel, simple, but comfortable. Rating 7+
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