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Trains to Nice

The Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular regions in France. Why? Because of a stunning, unique landscape that blends mountainous regions with a Mediterranean coastline not to mention its all-year-round warm climate. Nice is the region's iconic city and ticks all the boxes thanks to its architecture, which makes it a striking urban hub. So, time to head to “Nissa la bella” and discover all there is to know about the city and its must-see places.


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Connections and Nice railway station 

There is only one railway station in Nice, so don't worry about getting lost or turning up at the wrong station! But in order to avoid any nasty surprises, here's all you need to know about Nice SNCF railway station:    

Nice-Ville train station is to the north of the Old Town, not far from the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption. A tram will take you to the Old Town in a few stops.  

The city is perfect for connections to the southeast of France: you can hop on a TER regional train to reach Monaco, Menton, Grasse or Ventimiglia in Italy. 

There is assistance for reduced mobility travellers, for example, if you use a wheelchair or are visually impaired…  

Do you fancy an idyllic Nice trip? From Paris, you can get trains to the south that pass through Lyon and Marseille to reach the Côte d'Azur. 

Plus the OUIGO network has plenty of other connections meaning you can get to Nice from Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, or Strasbourg - perfect if you want to dip your toes in the Mediterranean and enjoying a laze in the sun.  


Buy a low-cost train ticket to Nice 

You've decided to head to Nice? Great news! Here are our tips before you book your ticket. 

  • Travel comfortably with the OUIGO PLUS service. When booking, you can choose the OUIGO PLUS option which costs an extra €9 and comes with numerous advantages, for example, you can choose your seat, take additional luggage, OUIFI & OUIFUN access...   
    NB:  You can select specific OUIGO PLUS SERVICES  without choosing the entire package. 

  • Benefit from great prices by booking in advance, especially for far-away destinations. You can also keep an eye on early-bird and last-minute deals for an even cheaper way to travel! 

  • Finally, if you subscribe to the Newsletter you'll be able to keep up with all the OUIGO news and benefit from promotions and offers.  


Discover Nice with OUIGO and enjoy its Mediterranean climate 

What to do in Nice? 


The city centre is small, so you can tour Nice on foot! When you arrive at Nice train station, you can head off on foot or by public transport to the Old Town which is by the sea. 

Once you're in this part of the city, you can start your visit with the famous Massena Square. This square is a city crossroads where you can admire the Fountain of the Sun and impressive architecture that dates back to the 19th century. From there, you can stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and continue towards the Negresco or the Old Town and its major landmarks. 
If you fancy a swim and don't mind pebble beaches, then you can head to the city's Carras and Ponchettes beaches.  
Finally, the city's main museums and cultural highlights are worthy of a mention. There are numerous museums in Nice that present its history. Among the must-sees, you’ll find the Matisse Museum, dedicated to the famous post-impressionist painter, the Baroque Lascaris Palace and the Massena Museum on the Promenade des Anglais. 

Public transportation in Nice 

The city of Nice can be toured on foot. It's a practical and healthy option and having everything nearby is a real plus. But the city also has good public transport services.  
With 3 tram lines and its well-developed bus network, you’ll be able to get around Nice without a problem. Numerous bus lines will take you to the city as well as many nearby coastal towns (Cap d'Ail, Cagnes-sur-Mer…). 

Bus tickets cost €1.50, include connections and are valid for 74 minutes. A pack of 10 tickets costs €10 and each is valid for the same number of minutes. Finally, there are day or weekly passes, which give unlimited access to all lines (except special services) for the duration of your pass. The 1-day pass is €5 and the 1-week pass is €15.