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Take the train from Poitiers to Nice in 8 hours 39 minutes

If you want to travel from Poitiers to Nice by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Poitiers to Nice by train to take around 12 hours 7 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 8 hours 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 17 trains per day running on this route, which spans 631 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Nice. TGV, SNCF or Trenitalia are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Poitiers to Nice start from $58.35 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Poitiers to Nice by train

It takes an average of 12h 7m to travel from Poitiers to Nice by train, over a distance of around 392 miles (631 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Poitiers to Nice and tickets for this journey start from $58.35 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 8h 39m


392 miles (631 km)


17 trains per day


1 change


From $58.35

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, ALSA, Trenitalia

Poitiers to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Poitiers to Nice for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:14 15:58 9h 44m, 1 change
06:19 14:58 8h 39m, 2 changes
07:19 15:58 8h 39m, 1 change
09:13 18:58 9h 45m, 1 change
09:19 18:37 9h 18m, 2 changes
11:15 20:59 9h 44m, 1 change
11:28 21:30 10h 2m, 3 changes
14:19 07:36 17h 17m, 2 changes
16:18 07:36 15h 18m, 3 changes
16:18 08:08 15h 50m, 1 change

TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and Intercités trains from Poitiers to Nice

You can travel from Poitiers to Nice on TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and Intercités 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.

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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.

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.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

TGV INOUI classes from Poitiers to Nice

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when traveling from Poitiers to Nice.

Cheap train tickets from Poitiers to Nice

The price of train tickets from Poitiers to Nice starts at $58.35 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 Poitiers 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 Poitiers to Nice

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

The average journey time by train between Poitiers and Nice is 12 hours and 7 minutes, with around 17 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 Poitiers and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Poitiers to Nice is 8 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Poitiers to Nice cost?

Train tickets from Poitiers to Nice can start from as little as $58.35 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 Poitiers to Nice?

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

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

The first train from Poitiers to Nice leaves at 06:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Poitiers to Nice leaves at 20:53. 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 Poitiers and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Poitiers to Nice cover a distance of around 392 miles (631 km) during the journey.

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