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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Venice is 8 hours and 17 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Nice to Venice leaves at 06:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Nice to Venice cover a distance of around 277 miles (445 km) during the journey.