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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 8h 7m to travel from Nice to Milan by train, over a distance of around 154 miles (249 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Nice to Milan and tickets for this journey start from $19.13 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 58m
PriceFrom $19.13
Distance154 miles (249 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsThello, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Nice to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Milan for dimanche mai 16 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:35 Nice Ville10:55 Milano CentraleTER 86003 SNCF Get tickets5h 20m, 2 changes
07:57 Nice Ville12:55 Milano CentraleEurocity 139 Thello Get tickets4h 58m, direct
09:36 Nice Ville14:55 Milano CentraleTER 86023 SNCF Get tickets5h 19m, 1 change
10:38 Nice Ville16:47 Milano Porta GaribaldiTER 86027 SNCF Get tickets6h 9m, 2 changes
11:36 Nice Ville16:53 Milano CentraleTER 86033 SNCF Get tickets5h 17m, 1 change
12:36 Nice Ville19:27 Milano LambrateTER 86037 SNCF Get tickets6h 51m, 2 changes
15:38 Nice Ville20:47 Milano LambrateTER 86053 SNCF Get tickets5h 9m, 1 change
16:38 Nice Ville22:37 Milano LambrateTER 86057 SNCF Get tickets5h 59m, 1 change
17:05 Nice Ville23:20 Milano CentraleTER 86059 SNCF Get tickets6h 15m, 2 changes
18:36 Nice Ville00:10 Milano CentraleTER 86069 SNCF Get tickets5h 34m, 2 changes

Thello trains from Nice to Milano

You can travel from Nice to Milano on Thello 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Milan

The price of train tickets from Nice to Milan starts at $19.13 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 8 hours and 7 minutes, with around 15 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 4 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Milan can start from as little as $19.13 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nice to Milan without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Nice to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nice to Milan leaves at 11:36. 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 10:04. 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 05/16/2021. 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 05/09/2021 for travel on 05/09/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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