The average train time from Montpellier to Nice is 5h 46m, although it takes just 4h 42m on the fastest SNCF services. There are around 11 trains per day running from Montpellier to Nice, the first train leaves Montpellier at 05:35 and the last train leaves at 20:37.
Once you arrive at central Nice Ville station, it’s just a 15-minute stroll to the beach, so you can start enjoying the sun straight away.
Want to learn more about travelling from Montpellier to Nice? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Montpellier to Nice.
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 Montpellier 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 Montpellier and Nice is 5 hours and 42 minutes, with around 12 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 Montpellier to Nice is 4 hours and 43 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Montpellier to Nice can start from as little as €27.60 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 Montpellier to Nice. Travelling from Montpellier to Nice by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Montpellier to Nice leaves at 04:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Montpellier to Nice leaves at 19:55. 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 Montpellier to Nice cover a distance of around 169 miles (272 km) during the journey.