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Travelling from Nice to Milan by Train

The average train time from Nice to Milan is 8h 4m, but the fastest trains (run by Thello) will get you there in 4h 44m. There are three direct trains from Nice to Milan per day, though there are indirect services that require changes throughout the day. The first train departs at 05:36 and the last train departs at 22:08.

  • All trains depart from Nice Ville station
  • All trains arrive into Milano Centrale station

One of the best parts of being in the French Riviera is just how easy it is to hop over the border, extending your holiday and exploring a little bit of Italy. You can ride the ever-reliable Thello trains from Nice to Milan, making the whole journey in under five hours and even being able to reserve a premium cabin with your own private bathroom, if you choose.

After setting off from the sunny shores of Nice, you'll travel along the coast and then further inland, stepping out onto the platform in the centre of Milan, ready to take in the city's sights and sounds, or just do some shopping in one of the world's undisputed fashion capitals. The choice is yours! For more info, scroll down.

Nice to Milan by train

It takes an average of 7h 1m to travel from Nice to Milan by train, over a distance of around 154 miles (249 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Nice to Milan and tickets for this journey start from $26.67 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 2m
PriceFrom $26.67
Distance154 miles (249 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
First train05:40
Last train20:20
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationMilan
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, ALSA

Nice to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Milan for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:50 13:58 5h 8m, 1 change
09:20 15:50 6h 30m, 3 changes
09:50 16:09 6h 19m, 3 changes
10:28 16:20 5h 52m, 2 changes
11:28 17:50 6h 22m, 3 changes
12:50 17:53 5h 3m, 2 changes
12:50 17:58 5h 8m, 1 change
13:50 19:36 5h 46m, 3 changes
13:50 19:43 5h 53m, 2 changes
14:50 19:52 5h 2m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Milan

The price of train tickets from Nice to Milan starts at $26.67 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 Milan 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 Milan

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

The average journey time by train between Nice and Milan is 7 hours and 1 minute, with around 19 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 Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Milan is 5 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Milan can start from as little as $26.67 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 Milan?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Milan. Travelling from Nice to Milan by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

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

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

The last train from Nice to Milan leaves at 20:20. 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 Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Milan cover a distance of around 154 miles (249 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Nice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Milan 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 01/13/2023 for travel on 01/13/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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