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Take the train from Nice to Paris

If you’re thinking of swapping the beach for the cobbled streets and iconic landmarks of the capital, the train from Nice to Paris is one of the most convenient ways to travel. Taking just under six hours, direct high-speed TGV services offer modern amenities, air-conditioning and – if you travel First Class – extra wide reclining seats.

A popular train route for our city-hopping tourists, once you arrive into Paris Gare de Lyon, you can be strolling along the banks of the Seine or enjoying a patisserie like a local in no time at all. Want to find out more? Keep reading to find train times, ticket prices and journey details. 

Nice to Paris by train

It takes an average of 8h 16m to travel from Nice to Paris by train, over a distance of around 427 miles (687 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Nice to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 44m
Price€19 - €262
Distance427 miles (687 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
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Nice to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Paris for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
13:23 Nice Ville20:31 Paris Gare de LyonTER 17484 SNCF Get tickets7h 08m, 1 change
15:01 Nice Ville21:28 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6166 SNCF Get tickets6h 27m, direct
15:49 Nice Ville22:02 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6168 SNCF Get tickets6h 13m, direct
15:53 Nice Ville22:02 Paris Gare de LyonEurocity 144 Thello Get tickets6h 09m, 1 change
16:53 Nice Ville22:37 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6180 SNCF Get tickets5h 44m, direct
17:51 Nice Ville23:37 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6186 SNCF Get tickets5h 46m, direct
18:06 Nice Ville08:40 Paris Gare de LyonEurocity 147 Thello Get tickets14h 34m, 2 changes
20:23 Nice Ville09:30 Paris Gare de LyonTER 17498 SNCF Get tickets13h 07m, 1 change
07:53 Nice Ville13:38 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6188 SNCF Get tickets5h 45m, direct
08:23 Nice Ville15:23 Paris Gare de LyonTER 17478 SNCF Get tickets7h 00m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Nice to Paris

You can travel from Nice to Paris on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Paris

Train tickets from Nice to Paris start at €19 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 €128.65.
lowest price found
from19
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price125.23
on the day
avg. single price128.65

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 Paris 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 Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Paris is 8 hours and 16 minutes, with around 12 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Paris is 5 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Paris can start from as little as €19 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 Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nice to Paris without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Nice to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nice to Paris leaves at 07:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Paris 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Paris cover a distance of around 427 miles (687 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Nice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Nice to Paris.
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 Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 16/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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