Avenue Thiers 06008 Nice France
Ticket office hours
|Monday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||07:00 - 20:00|
Nice-Ville train station is located on Avenue Thiers, between the Vernier district and the Thiers quarter of the city. Originally built in 1867, many striking period features remain, including ornately decorated balconies and a grand clock. Nice-Ville train station is the city's main train station, although the city is also served by Nice-Riquier. There are 154 connections running every day. High-speed TGV trains connect Nice to Paris in 5h30, whilst Lyon can be reached in 4h30. Intercity trains carry passengers to cities in the South of France, such as Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier and Marseille. International trains also run to and from this station, including Milan-Nice in 4h40. After arriving at Nice-Ville train station, many visitors walk to the nearby city centre. Once there, it’s easy to get around — simply hop on the Azur bus line or the number 1 tram line. If travellers need to get to the airport, it can be easily accessed by the number 99 shuttle bus.
It takes roughly 20 minutes to walk from Nice-Ville train station to the heart of the city centre. For those seeking some retail therapy, Jean Médecin Avenue is a shopping mecca and only a 10-minute stroll from the station. This busy shopping paradise leads on to the historic square of Place Masséna, which is filled with restaurants and more shops! From there, another 5-minute walk leads to the colourful and captivating flower market, Cours Saleya. Alternatively, visitors may decide to explore the neighbouring Albert I Garden, with its beautiful trees, manicured lawns and fountains, before continuing towards the Promenade des Anglais, lined with its famous blue chairs. Roughly 7 km of coastline can be found less than 1.5 km away from Nice-Ville train station, and this stretch houses iconic structures like the palatial hotel, Negresco, and the Palais de la Méditerranée casino. Heading further east, another leisurely 10-minute stroll takes visitors to the heart of the historical quarter, where the Prefecture Palace, the 18th-century City Hall, the Nice Clock Tower and Sainte-Réparate cathedral can all be found.
After all that exploration, visitors may have worked up an appetite! Fortunately, there are plenty of cafes, bistros and restaurants scattered throughout the centre, offering Mediterranean cuisine and much more. Local favourites include Pissaladières (a type of pizza, made with thick dough and various toppings), Nicoise salad (made with boiled eggs, tuna and anchovies), Socca (a type of crêpe), Ratatouille (a mixed-vegetable stew served in a tomato sauce), and Soupe au Pistou (a typical Provencal soup). Bon appétit!
There are plenty of European destinations you can easily reach from Nice Ville by train. Here are the top destinations you shouldn't miss:
Need more information about France's extensive rail network? Check out our trains in France page.
|Duration||First and last train||Trains per day|
|To Monaco—Monte-Carlo||21m||9:36 – 15:50||15|
|To Cannes||26m||10:53 – 15:23||15|
|To San Remo||1h 32m||8:36 – 16:05||15|
|To Ventimiglia||54m||8:36 – 16:05||15|
|To Turin||5h 20m||8:15 – 17:13||15|
|To Florence||7h 16m||5:36 – 19:36||15|