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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! 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.



Milan to Nice by train

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.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 5h 1m


154 miles (249 km)


11 trains per day


1 change


From €24.10

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, ALSA

Milan to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Nice for Tuesday 4th April 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:10 11:11 5h 1m, 1 change
06:44 12:08 5h 24m, 2 changes
08:10 13:11 5h 1m, 1 change
10:10 15:11 5h 1m, 1 change
12:10 18:11 6h 1m, 2 changes
14:10 19:11 5h 1m, 1 change
16:16 05:11 12h 55m, 2 changes
19:15 05:41 10h 26m, 1 change
19:38 07:11 11h 33m, 2 changes
20:10 07:11 11h 1m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Nice

The price of train tickets from Milan to Nice starts at €24.10 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 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 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 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 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Nice is 5 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Milan to Nice cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Nice?

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.

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 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.

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

Trains travelling from Milan to Nice cover a distance of around 154 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Nice for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/04/2023. 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 02/07/2023 for travel on 02/07/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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