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Nice to Castres by train

It takes an average of 12h 37m to travel from Nice to Castres by train, over a distance of around 252 miles (406 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Nice to Castres and tickets for this journey start from €73.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 28m
Price€73.80 - €156.50
Distance252 miles (406 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationCastres
Changes2 changes
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Nice to Castres train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Castres for Sunday 12th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:53 Nice Ville18:53 CastresTGV INOUI 6074 SNCF Get tickets9h 00m, 2 changes
12:22 Nice Ville21:57 CastresTGV INOUI 5168 SNCF Get tickets9h 35m, 2 changes
14:23 Nice Ville06:54 CastresTER 17488 SNCF Get tickets16h 31m, 2 changes
17:23 Nice Ville09:02 CastresTGV INOUI 6852 SNCF Get tickets15h 39m, 4 changes
20:23 Nice Ville12:51 CastresTER 17498 SNCF Get tickets16h 28m, 2 changes
08:23 Nice Ville16:56 CastresTER 17478 SNCF Get tickets8h 33m, 2 changes
09:53 Nice Ville18:34 CastresTGV INOUI 6074 SNCF Get tickets8h 41m, 2 changes
11:53 Nice Ville21:57 CastresTGV INOUI 6176 SNCF Get tickets10h 04m, 2 changes
14:23 Nice Ville09:53 CastresTER 17488 SNCF Get tickets19h 30m, 2 changes
20:23 Nice Ville12:51 CastresTER 17498 SNCF Get tickets16h 28m, 2 changes

TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Nice to Castres

You can travel from Nice to Castres on TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités 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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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Castres

Train tickets from Nice to Castres start at €73.80 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 .
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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 Nice to Castres 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 Nice to Castres? 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 Nice to Castres take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Castres is 12 hours and 37 minutes, with around 8 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 Nice and Castres by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Castres is 8 hours and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Castres cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Castres can start from as little as €73.80 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 Nice to Castres?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Castres. Travelling from Nice to Castres by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Nice to Castres leaves at 06:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Castres leaves at 20:23. 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 Nice and Castres by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Castres cover a distance of around 252 miles (406 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Castres to Nice.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / 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 Nice to Castres for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2020. 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 16/06/2020 for travel on 11/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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