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Travelling from Nice to Venice by train

There’s not much that can cheer up a traveller taken from the sun-kissed embrace of the French Riviera, but the most picturesque city in the world and the shining jewel in Italy’s touristic crown is probably a fair contender.

A 7.5-hour direct journey, you’ll speed through the beautiful scenery of France, cross right over the thigh of Italy’s famous boot (which is another excellent reason to make the trip if you ask us) and reach Venice in the comfort that only Thello and SNCF trains can deliver.

Once you get off at Venezia Santa Lucia station, enjoy a pleasant 25-minute walk into the city centre and take in the famous St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the finest examples of the Italo-Byzantine architecture.

Discover coast and canals with this train route – check out our information below and book your train tickets from Nice to Venice with us.

Nice to Venice by train

It takes an average of 12h 5m to travel from Nice to Venice by train, over a distance of around 277 miles (445 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Nice to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €43.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 17m
PriceFrom €43.80
Distance277 miles (445 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train06:39
Last train21:05
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationVenice
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Nice to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Venice for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:14 16:00 9h 46m, 4 changes
08:43 17:00 8h 17m, 2 changes
09:36 19:30 9h 54m, 3 changes
12:36 20:55 8h 19m, 2 changes
14:43 04:23 13h 40m, 3 changes
15:19 04:23 13h 4m, 4 changes
16:06 05:37 13h 31m, 4 changes
17:36 08:07 14h 31m, 3 changes
17:36 09:00 15h 24m, 2 changes
19:06 09:30 14h 24m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Venice

The price of train tickets from Nice to Venice starts at €43.80 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 Venice 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 Venice? 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 Venice take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Venice is 12 hours and 5 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 Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Venice is 8 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Venice cost?

Train ticket prices from Nice to Venice can start from as little as €43.80 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 Venice?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Venice. Travelling from Nice to Venice by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Nice to Venice leaves at 06:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Venice 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 Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Venice cover a distance of around 277 miles (445 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Venice to Nice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Nice to Venice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Venice 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 03/15/2022 for travel on 03/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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