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Travelling from Lille to Nice by train

Looking to travel from Lille to Nice by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 10 hours 51 minutes to travel from Lille to Nice by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 7 hours 33 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 518 miles (834 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Nice, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Lille to Nice start from €29.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Nice by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Lille to Nice by train

It takes an average of 10h 51m to travel from Lille to Nice by train, over a distance of around 518 miles (834 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Lille to Nice and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 33m
PriceFrom €29
Distance518 miles (834 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:42
Last train21:02
Departure stationLille
Arrival stationNice
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Lille to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to Nice for Tuesday 31st May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:12 17:37 9h 25m, 2 changes
10:38 18:11 7h 33m, 1 change
11:59 19:41 7h 42m, 1 change
12:12 21:09 8h 57m, 1 change
13:01 21:09 8h 8m, 1 change
13:01 21:37 8h 36m, 1 change
13:42 22:07 8h 25m, 1 change
17:23 07:48 14h 25m, 1 change
17:42 08:08 14h 26m, 1 change
18:02 07:48 13h 46m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lille to Nice

The price of train tickets from Lille to Nice starts at €29 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 Lille 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Lille and Nice is 10 hours and 51 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 Lille and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Nice is 7 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to Nice cost?

Train ticket prices from Lille to Nice can start from as little as €29 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Lille to Nice?

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

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

The first train from Lille to Nice leaves at 06:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lille to Nice leaves at 21:02. 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 Lille and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to Nice cover a distance of around 518 miles (834 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to Lille.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lille to Nice for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/31/2022. 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 08/09/2022 for travel on 08/09/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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