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High-speed train from Marseille to Nice

From one end of France to the other, or at least the South of France, this train route lets you experience two sides of this beautiful area. The French Riviera deserves all of its grand reputation, and if you don’t believe us then just hop on a train and see for yourself! It’s just 2.5 hours of travel time to get to Nice and by TGV train - a suitably fabulous way to arrive in this elegant city. First thing's first, head to the glorious beaches of the area and dip your toes in the water!

And if your dreams don’t consist of being a beach bum, well, there’s a wealth of culture for you too. The Matisse Museum which homes the works of the master is a stunning sight both inside and out. A walk to Vieille Ville, a picturesque area of the city where getting lost among its winding streets is a pleasure, will bring you past plenty more museums and galleries including the impressive Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Every moment of this trip is sure to be a highlight, but the waterfalls of Parc de la Colline du Château really does take you high, being situated over the city. Spoil yourself on the coast and head to Nice - all the journey information you'll need is below!

Marseille to Nice by train

It takes an average of 2h 40m to travel from Marseille to Nice by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (160 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Marseille to Nice and tickets for this journey start from $21.69 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 29m
PriceFrom $21.69
Distance99 miles (160 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train05:39
Last train19:57
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationNice
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, ALSA

Marseille to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Nice for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:27 10:06 2h 39m, direct
09:20 11:58 2h 38m, direct
09:51 12:58 3h 7m, 1 change
10:57 13:37 2h 40m, direct
11:29 13:58 2h 29m, direct
12:28 14:57 2h 29m, direct
13:57 16:35 2h 38m, direct
15:57 18:37 2h 40m, direct
16:28 18:58 2h 30m, direct
16:57 19:37 2h 40m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Marseille to Nice

You can travel from Marseille to Nice on TGV, 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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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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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Nice

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Nice starts at $21.69 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 Marseille 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 Marseille to Nice

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

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Nice is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with around 14 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 Marseille and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Nice is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Nice cost?

Train tickets from Marseille to Nice can start from as little as $21.69 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 Marseille to Nice?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille to Nice without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Marseille to Nice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Marseille to Nice leaves at 05:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Nice leaves at 19:57. 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 Marseille and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Nice cover a distance of around 99 miles (160 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to Marseille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille 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 12/16/2022 for travel on 12/16/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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