Ever considered taking the train from London to Nice instead of flying there? It might not be the fastest way to get to Nice, but it’s certainly the eco-friendliest, with none of the baggage or liquid restrictions associated with air travel. Thanks to Eurostar and SNCF you can complete the journey in comfort on high-speed trains. From London’s central St. Pancras station, you can reach Nice Ville in nine and a half hours, with just one change in Paris along the way.
So, why would you opt for the train from London to Nice when flying gets you there in a couple of hours? Well, air travel involves trekking to far off airports and waiting in long security times. With train travel, you have the bonus of city centre stations, short security checks, and scenic views.
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|Journey time||From 10h 6m|
|Distance||640 miles (1030 km)|
|Frequency||2 trains per day|
|Departure station||London St-Pancras|
|Arrival station||Nice Ville|
|Train and bus operators||BlaBlaBus|
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 London St-Pancras to Nice Ville by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London St-Pancras and Nice Ville is 10 hours and 19 minutes, with around 2 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville is 10 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville can start from as little as $96.11 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville. Travelling from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville leaves at 12:01. 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.
Trains travelling from London St-Pancras to Nice Ville cover a distance of around 640 miles (1030 km) during the journey.