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.
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.§
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!
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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.
The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Florence is 6 hours and 58 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Nice to Florence leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Nice to Florence cover a distance of around 320km during the journey.