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Taking the train from Málaga to Nice in 25 hours 59 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Málaga to Nice? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 26 hours 19 minutes to travel the 1258 km from Málaga to Nice by train, although you can get there in as little as 25 hours 59 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 2 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 4 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, AVE or Avlo. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Málaga to Nice start from $117.74 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Nice? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Málaga to Nice by train

It takes an average of 26h 19m to travel from Málaga to Nice by train, over a distance of around 782 miles (1258 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Málaga to Nice and tickets for this journey start from $117.74 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 25h 59m
PriceFrom $117.74
Distance782 miles (1258 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train06:37
Last train16:58
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationNice
Changes4 changes
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, Renfe, ALSA, iryo

Málaga to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Nice for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:37 07:36 25h 59m, 4 changes
15:58 18:37 26h 39m, 4 changes

AVE, OUIGO, iryo and Renfe trains from Málaga to Nice

You can travel from Málaga to Nice on AVE, OUIGO, iryo and Renfe 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.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

Operating since the end of 2022, iryo is a new high-speed train company in Spain. It’s a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Norstrum and the train company Trenitalia, one of the greatest leaders in European rail transport. The first private Spanish high-speed company to operate, iryo runs high-speed services on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona route and connects Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia/Alicante and Madrid – Cordoba – Seville/Malaga. They are doing this all with a fleet of ETR1000 model trains that offer the highest level of comfort in Spain, with a combination of advanced propulsion and highest quality onboard services, including WiFi connection and catering service. 98% of the parts of the trains are 100% recyclable, making this trip sustainable as well!

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Nice

The price of train tickets from Málaga to Nice starts at $117.74 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 Málaga 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 Málaga to Nice

Want to know more about your journey from Málaga 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 Málaga to Nice take?

The average journey time by train between Málaga and Nice is 26 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Málaga and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Málaga to Nice is 25 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Nice cost?

Train tickets from Málaga to Nice can start from as little as $117.74 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 Málaga to Nice?

No, there are no direct train services from Málaga to Nice. Travelling from Málaga to Nice by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

What time does the first train from Málaga to Nice leave?

The first train from Málaga to Nice leaves at 06:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Málaga to Nice leave?

The last train from Málaga to Nice leaves at 16:58. 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 Málaga and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Málaga to Nice cover a distance of around 782 miles (1258 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to Málaga.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga to Nice for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/18/2022 for travel on 10/18/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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