Sitting just a few miles from the France-Italy border, Ventimiglia is ideally located for trips along the coast and into the towns and cities of the French Riviera. And what better way to get from Ventimiglia to Nice than by train? You can make the 19-mile journey from Ventimiglia to Nice in less than an hour on board Thello and TER trains. There are about 36 direct trains running daily on this route, with the first train departing from Ventimiglia at 05:01 and the last train leaving at 22:42.
Once you step foot onto the platform in Nice, you'll be mere minutes away from the city's iconic Promenade des Anglais and pebble-lined beaches, ready to feel the sun beating down and enjoying the laid-back vibe the city is known for. Art lovers will want to check out the Musée Matisse, while those looking for beautiful views should head to the Castle of Nice.
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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).
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
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 Ventimiglia 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 Ventimiglia and Nice Ville is 1 hour and 1 minute, with around 21 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 Ventimiglia to Nice Ville is 53 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville can start from as little as €7.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville leaves at 05:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville leaves at 20:37. 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 Ventimiglia to Nice Ville cover a distance of around 18 miles (30 km) during the journey.