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Taking the train from Milan to Nice

Fashionistas will find the call of Milan perfectly irresistible, but what good is picking up the perfect new swimsuit if you have nowhere to show it off? Luckily for you, the train route from Milan to Nice lets you go from the Italian capital of style to the French centre of cosmo chic in just under 5 hours! Thello trains let you cross the border in comfort, and if you want to go First Class for a bit more space for you and your shopping, then these modern trains will happily provide! When you’ve found the perfect outfits to take you from brunch to beach, take your train to Nice!

Turn the Promenade des Anglais into your catwalk and take in the rays on the sandy shores for a simply blissful South of France getaway. Plus, because you’re going from city centre to city centre, you won’t have to waste a moment worrying about security checks, traffic jams or wondering how to stuff all your new shopping into hand luggage! Your bargain hunting can start with us, check train times and ticket prices and discover great deals now.

Milan to Nice by train

It takes an average of 7h 13m to travel from Milan to Nice by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (249 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Milan to Nice and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 41m
Price€15 - €63.50
Distance155 miles (249 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationNice
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

Milan to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Nice for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:10 Milano Centrale11:58 Nice VilleEurocity 141 Thello Get tickets4h 48m, direct
07:32 Milano Lambrate13:24 Nice VilleRegionale 2181 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 52m, 2 changes
09:10 Milano Centrale14:54 Nice VilleIntercity 1535 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 44m, 1 change
11:10 Milano Centrale15:51 Nice VilleEurocity 143 Thello Get tickets4h 41m, direct
12:10 Milano Centrale18:44 Nice VilleFrecciarossa 9618 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 34m, 3 changes
13:10 Milano Centrale19:45 Nice VilleFrecciarossa 35639 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 35m, 2 changes
15:10 Milano Centrale19:51 Nice VilleEurocity 159 Thello Get tickets4h 41m, direct
17:05 Milano Centrale23:40 Nice VilleIntercity 675 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 35m, 1 change
20:05 Milano Centrale06:24 Nice VilleIntercity 689 Trenitalia Get tickets10h 19m, 1 change
21:10 Milano Centrale09:24 Nice VilleIntercity 687 Trenitalia Get tickets12h 14m, 2 changes

Thello trains from Milan to Nice

You can travel from Milan to Nice on Thello 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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Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Nice

Train tickets from Milan to Nice start at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €41.37.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price30.84
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price34.17
on the day
avg. single price41.37

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 Milan 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Milan 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 Milan to Nice take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Nice is 7 hours and 13 minutes, with around 11 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 Milan and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Nice is 4 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Nice cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Nice can start from as little as €15 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 Milan to Nice?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Nice without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Milan to Nice. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Nice leaves at 07:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Nice leaves at 21:10. 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 Milan and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Nice cover a distance of around 155 miles (249 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to Milan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Milan to Nice.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Nice for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 06/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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