The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Marseille to Nice is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 24 m
2 h 28 m
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Of the 5 trains that leave Marseille for Nice every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||98 miles (158 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 29 min|
|Average train ticket price||$43 (€38)|
|Train frequency||15 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 13 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TER|
Trains from Marseille to Nice cover the 98 miles (158 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 29 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $43 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $43 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Marseille Saint-Charles and arrive in Nice Ville.
There are 14 direct trains in France from Marseille to Nice throughout the week and slightly fewer over the weekend. Direct trains depart from very early morning till around 08.30 pm and run on an almost hourly basis with more at peak times. There are also several trains with one change at Toulon each day. Trains are operated by SNCF French Railways and an average journey on one of their popular TGV trains takes approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
Travellers taking trains from Marseille to Nice will need to make their way to Marseille-St.Charles station. It is the city's main station and there are excellent local transport links. Two metro lines stop at the station, the M1 blue line (east to west) and M2 red line (north to south). Several bus services also stop nearby and taxis will take passengers to the station from any part of the city. Though the station is just a short walk from the Old Port and the Canabiere those arriving on foot should be aware that it is at the top of a small hill and reached by several sets of steps.
Nice is often referred to as the 'jewel of the French Riviera' and with its ochre coloured old town buildings, luxury hotels and famous Promenade des Anglais it is easy to see why the city deserves the title. Trains from Marseille to Nice all arrive at Nice Ville station. The station is in the heart of the city but there is a regular tram service that connects it with the Old Town and Promenade des Anglais. The station is also served by several local bus services run by Ligne d'Azur and the Route 99 airport express service. Travellers will also find taxis at the station entrance.
When departing from Marseille, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Marseille Saint-Charles, Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille Provence and Marseille-Blancarde. When arriving in Nice, you can end your route in train stations like Nice Ville, Nice Saint-Augustin and Nice Riquier.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Marseille Saint-Charles, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Nice Ville, located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre.
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