The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Marseille to Nice will cost around $ 46 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 44.
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2 h 40 m
2 h 42 m
Trains per day
Of the 15 trains that leave Marseille for Nice every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 159 km distance in an average of 2 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 40 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||98 miles (158 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 41 min|
|Average train ticket price||$45 (€36)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | Intercités|
Trains from Marseille to Nice cover the 98 miles (158 km) long route taking on average 2 h 41 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | Intercités. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $45 (€36), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $44 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Marseille-St-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 route from including Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille Saint Ch and Marseille-Blancarde. When arriving in Nice, you can end your journey in train stations like Nice Ville, Gare de Nice-Ville and Nice Saint-Augustin.
Omio customers book a train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Marseille-St-Charles and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Nice Ville and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Nice.
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