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Taking the train from Nice to Bastia in 9 hours 4 minutes

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

It usually takes around 11 hours 59 minutes to travel the 432 km from Nice to Bastia by train, although you can get there in as little as 9 hours 4 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 9 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 3 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca or Frecciargento. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Nice to Bastia start from $60.29 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 Bastia? 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.

Nice to Bastia by train

It takes an average of 11h 59m to travel from Nice to Bastia by train, over a distance of around 268 miles (432 km). There are normally 9 trains per day traveling from Nice to Bastia and tickets for this journey start from $60.29 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

9h 4m


432 miles (268 km)


9 trains per day


3 changes


From $60.29

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, SNCF, Italo

Nice to Bastia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Bastia for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:40 15:35 10h 55m, 4 changes
04:40 15:38 10h 58m, 3 changes
06:50 17:45 10h 55m, 3 changes
07:50 18:56 11h 6m, 5 changes
08:50 19:42 10h 52m, 3 changes
12:50 21:54 9h 4m, 4 changes
16:50 04:48 11h 58m, 4 changes
17:50 09:37 15h 47m, 4 changes
19:19 11:42 16h 23m, 5 changes

Trenitalia, TER, SNCF and Italo trains from Nice to Bastia

You can travel from Nice to Bastia on Trenitalia, TER, SNCF and Italo 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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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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).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Bastia

The price of train tickets from Nice to Bastia starts at $60.29 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 Nice to Bastia 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 Nice to Bastia

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

The average journey time by train between Nice and Bastia is 11 hours and 59 minutes, with around 9 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 Nice and Bastia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Bastia is 9 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Bastia cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Bastia can start from as little as $60.29 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 Nice to Bastia?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Bastia. Travelling from Nice to Bastia by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Nice to Bastia leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Bastia leaves at 20:19. 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 Nice and Bastia by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Bastia cover a distance of around 268 miles (432 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bastia to Nice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Bastia for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 11/19/2022 for travel on 11/19/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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