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! You'll usually need to make one change along the way, and travel with Trenitalia for the first part of your journey before hopping on an SNCF service to get 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 FIT all your new shopping into hand luggage!
Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Milan to Nice in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for train times and FAQs about the journey.
It takes an average of 8h 12m to travel from Milan to Nice by train, over a distance of around 154 miles (249 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Milan to Nice and tickets for this journey start from €24.10 when you book in advance.
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154 miles (249 km)
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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.§
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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Milan and Nice is 8 hours and 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Nice is 5 hours and 1 minute.
Train ticket prices from Milan to Nice can start from as little as €24.10 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 Milan to Nice. Travelling from Milan to Nice by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Milan to Nice leaves at 07:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Nice leaves at 22:15. 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 Milan to Nice cover a distance of around 154 miles (249 km) during the journey.