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:
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.
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!
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 Nice and Florence is 9 hours and 55 minutes, with around 10 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 7 hours and 3 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Nice to Florence can start from as little as €33.50 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 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 21:36. 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 199 miles (320 km) during the journey.