Why not make a quick trip across the French border from San Remo to Nice? Thanks to trains to Nice Ville, travellers can be on the Promenade des Anglais, tucking into bouillabaisse or a classic tuna Nicoise salad in no time. Make a date to see the Matisse Museum, schedule a couple of days to explore Vieux Nice and its atmospheric streets, or just get ready for some quality beach time on the Cote d'Azur.
Whatever draws travellers to the city, taking the train from San Remo to Nice Ville is a great way to travel. Direct Thello services take less than an hour and a half to travel between these two cities, while indirect services with SNCF and Trenitalia don't take much longer, clocking in at under two hours. And what's more, it's a beautiful journey, past the exotic gardens of Bordighera, the tranquil coastline near Ventimiglia, and a succession of classy French resorts.
Read on for all the information you'll need about taking the train from San Remo to Nice, including FAQs and train times, or start your search for train tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.
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 San Remo to Nice Ville 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 San Remo and Nice Ville is 2 hours and 6 minutes, with around 14 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 San Remo to Nice Ville is 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Train ticket prices from San Remo to Nice Ville can start from as little as €10.30 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 San Remo to Nice Ville. Travelling from San Remo to Nice Ville by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from San Remo to Nice Ville leaves at 07:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from San Remo to Nice Ville leaves at 23:39. 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 San Remo to Nice Ville cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.