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Take the train from Bruges (France) to Nice in 9 hours 42 minutes

If you want to travel from Bruges (France) to Nice by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Bruges (France) to Nice by train to take around 14 hours 43 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 9 hours 42 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 5 trains per day running on this route, which spans 641 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Nice. Both TGV and SNCF trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Bruges (France) to Nice start from $91.81 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Bruges (France) to Nice by train

It takes an average of 14h 43m to travel from Bruges (France) to Nice by train, over a distance of around 398 miles (641 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Bruges (France) to Nice and tickets for this journey start from $91.81 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station

Bruges (France)

Arrival station


Journey time

From 9h 42m


398 miles (641 km)


5 trains per day


2 changes


From $91.81

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, ALSA

Bruges (France) to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (France) to Nice for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:28 16:35 10h 7m, 2 changes
08:55 18:37 9h 42m, 2 changes
16:54 09:37 16h 43m, 3 changes
19:44 13:37 17h 53m, 3 changes
19:44 14:58 19h 14m, 2 changes

TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains from Bruges (France) to Nice

You can travel from Bruges (France) to Nice on TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS classes from Bruges (France) to Nice

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS when traveling from Bruges (France) to Nice.

Cheap train tickets from Bruges (France) to Nice

The price of train tickets from Bruges (France) to Nice starts at $91.81 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bruges (France) to Nice by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bruges (France) to Nice

Want to know more about your journey from Bruges (France) to Nice? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bruges (France) to Nice take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (France) and Nice is 14 hours and 43 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bruges (France) and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (France) to Nice is 9 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Bruges (France) to Nice cost?

Train tickets from Bruges (France) to Nice can start from as little as $91.81 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bruges (France) to Nice?

No, there are no direct train services from Bruges (France) to Nice. Travelling from Bruges (France) to Nice by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Bruges (France) to Nice leave?

The first train from Bruges (France) to Nice leaves at 07:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bruges (France) to Nice leave?

The last train from Bruges (France) to Nice leaves at 20:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bruges (France) and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (France) to Nice cover a distance of around 398 miles (641 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to Bruges (France).

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