Want to escape to the sun without setting foot on a plane? Jump on a train with us and enjoy a scenic journey from the centre of London to the heart of the action in Nice. The entire train journey can take around nine hours, with just one change along the way. Plenty of time to nap in comfort and arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for, well, more naps.
The quickest train route involves taking the Eurostar to Paris first. From there, swap over to the high-speed TGV train to Nice operated by SNCF. You’ll find yourself beachside and indulging in scrumptious French cuisine before you know it.
Want to find out more? Scroll down for all train times, ticket information and FAQs.
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 London to Nice by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Nice is 12 hours and 8 minutes, with around 3 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Nice is 9 hours and 36 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Nice can start from as little as €78 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Nice. Travelling from London to Nice by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London to Nice leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Nice leaves at 16:31. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Nice cover a distance of around 638 miles (1027 km) during the journey.