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Nice to Florence by train

Continental charm awaits you when you travel by train from Nice to Florence. Go from catching rays on the French Riviera to marvelling at Michelangelo’s David in around seven hours – it may be quicker to fly, but there’s no better way to take in the best of the French and Italian countryside than by travelling the scenic route by train. Plus there’s no need to worry about travel from the airport into the city as the train departs and leaves from both city centres.

There are a few different routes you can take on your transition from sunbather to culture vulture – hop on a Thello train and change at Milan for a high-speed Italo train to get there in the quickest time. Both these train operators offer First Class experiences in Standard Class – including free WiFi, power sockets and spacious seats – making this journey Nice by name and even nicer by nature!

Once you arrive into Florence, the station is ideally located in the heart of the city, so why not head straight to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella – just a two-minute walk away. It’s also just a 10-minute walk to the iconic Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral where you can climb Giotto’s Bell Tower to enjoy stunning city views. Get ready for your perfect train trip from Nice to Florence with train times, ticket prices and FAQs below.

Journey timeFrom 6h 58m
Price$36.90 - $155.50
Distance320km (199 miles)
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationFlorence
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Nice to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Florence for Tuesday 19th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:3817:007h 22m, 2 changes
10:3718:267h 49m, 3 changes
11:0719:208h 13m, 3 changes
12:3720:267h 49m, 3 changes
14:0221:006h 58m, 1 change
14:3722:157h 38m, 3 changes
15:3723:448h 07m, 3 changes
18:0805:2111h 13m, 2 changes
18:3707:0712h 30m, 3 changes
20:0709:1513h 08m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Florence

Train tickets from Nice to Florence start at €31.80 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 €67.39.
lowest price found
from31.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price53.68
on the day
avg. single price67.39

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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 Florence by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost 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 Florence? 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 Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Florence is 9 hours and 27 minutes, with around 13 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 Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Florence is 6 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Florence cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Florence can start from as little as €31.80 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 Florence?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Florence. Travelling from Nice to Florence by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Nice to Florence leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Florence leaves at 22:07. 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 Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Florence cover a distance of around 320km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Nice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Nice to Florence.
*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 Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 19/11/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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