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Nice to Florence by train

With no direct flights from Nice to Florence, the train is a convenient way to travel from the French Riviera to Tuscany. There are a variety of different routes you can take between Nice and Florence, requiring one or two changes and with a journey time ranging from 7h to 7h 30m, give or take ten minutes! Here are a few ways you can get from Nice to Florence by train:

  • Nice to Milan (Thello) – Milan to Florence (Italo) – 7h 34m
  • Nice to Genova (Thello) – Genova to Florence (Trenitalia) – 7h 20m
  • Nice to Ventimiglia (SNCF) – Ventimiglia to Genova (Trenitalia) – Genova to Florence (Trenitalia) – 6h 52m

These routes involve services from French and Italian train operating companies – such as Thello, SNCF, Trenitalia and Italo – but with Trainline you can buy tickets for all these providers in one place. We’ll even send your tickets in PDF form, which you can print at home.

Once you arrive in Florence, waste no time exploring the city. You’ll arrive into Firenze Santa Maria Novella station – right at the heart of the city – so top attractions like the Ponte Veccio and Uffizi Gallery are within walking distance. You can also explore the rest of Tuscany from Florence – we’ve got a few day trip ideas if you need inspiring. With Italy’s reliable train network, you can explore without ever having to worry about renting a car.

Ready to travel to Florence? Compare different routes and ticket prices using our Journey Planner. We’ll show you how many changes you’ll make, which train companies you’ll be using and the cheapest tickets. Book in advance to secure yourself a spot on the train.

Nice to Florence by train

It takes an average of 9h 9m to travel from Nice to Florence by train, over a distance of around 199 miles (320 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Nice to Florence and tickets for this journey start from €26.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 10m
PriceFrom €26.60
Distance199 miles (320 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train06:39
Last train21:05
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationFlorence
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Nice to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Florence for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:39 14:25 8h 46m, 3 changes
06:14 14:25 8h 11m, 4 changes
07:11 15:01 7h 50m, 3 changes
08:43 16:04 7h 21m, 2 changes
09:36 17:25 7h 49m, 3 changes
11:33 19:25 7h 52m, 3 changes
12:36 20:04 7h 28m, 2 changes
14:43 22:43 8h 0m, 3 changes
17:36 04:21 10h 45m, 3 changes
19:06 07:24 12h 18m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Florence

The price of train tickets from Nice to Florence starts at €26.60 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 Nice to Florence 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 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 9 minutes, with around 14 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 7 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Florence cost?

Train ticket prices from Nice to Florence can start from as little as €26.60 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.

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 2 changes.

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

The first train from Nice to Florence leaves at 06:39. 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 21:05. 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 199 miles (320 km) 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 04/23/2022 for travel on 04/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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