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Travelling by train from London to Nice

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.

London to Nice by train

It takes an average of 12h 8m to travel from London to Nice by train, over a distance of around 638 miles (1027 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from London to Nice and tickets for this journey start from €78 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 36m
PriceFrom €78
Distance638 miles (1027 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train08:01
Last train16:31
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationNice
Changes1 change

Cheap train tickets from London to Nice

The price of train tickets from London to Nice starts at €78 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 London 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 London 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 London to Nice take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Nice is 9 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Nice cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from London to Nice?

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.

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

The first train from London to Nice leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between London and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from London to Nice cover a distance of around 638 miles (1027 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Nice for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 09/07/2021 for travel on 09/07/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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