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How to travel from Nice to Vernazza by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Nice to Vernazza? Look no further.

You'll usually find 16 trains per day running between Nice and Vernazza, which usually take 6 hours 21 minutes to complete the 199 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 53 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Vernazza from Nice, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Frecciabianca, Frecciargento or SNCF, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Nice to Vernazza if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $28.43. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Nice to Vernazza by train

It takes an average of 6h 21m to travel from Nice to Vernazza by train, over a distance of around 124 miles (199 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Nice to Vernazza and tickets for this journey start from $28.43 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 53m
PriceFrom $28.43
Distance124 miles (199 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:40
Last train20:20
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationVernazza
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, SNCF, OUIGO

Nice to Vernazza train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Vernazza for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:50 12:58 5h 8m, 2 changes
08:50 14:21 5h 31m, 2 changes
09:50 15:23 5h 33m, 3 changes
10:28 16:23 5h 55m, 4 changes
10:28 17:22 6h 54m, 2 changes
11:50 17:22 5h 32m, 3 changes
12:50 18:23 5h 33m, 2 changes
13:50 19:23 5h 33m, 3 changes
14:50 20:23 5h 33m, 3 changes
15:50 21:23 5h 33m, 3 changes

Trenitalia, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Nice to Vernazza

You can travel from Nice to Vernazza on Trenitalia, OUIGO, 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.

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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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.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Vernazza

The price of train tickets from Nice to Vernazza starts at $28.43 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 Vernazza 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 Vernazza

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

The average journey time by train between Nice and Vernazza is 6 hours and 21 minutes, with around 16 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 Vernazza by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Vernazza is 4 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Vernazza cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Vernazza can start from as little as $28.43 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 Vernazza?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Vernazza. Travelling from Nice to Vernazza by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

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

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

The last train from Nice to Vernazza 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 Vernazza by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Vernazza cover a distance of around 124 miles (199 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vernazza to Nice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Vernazza 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 11/21/2022 for travel on 11/21/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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