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Overview: Train from Milan to Nice

distanceDistance154 miles (248 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThello, Trenitalia, Intercity, Regionale Veloce or Frecciabianca

Trains from Milan to Nice cover the 154 miles (248 km) long route with our travel partners like Thello, Trenitalia, Intercity, Regionale Veloce or Frecciabianca. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Nice Ville.

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Train to Nice from Milan with Trenitalia

You can travel by train between Milan and Nice with Trenitalia. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Find the perfect train to cover the 154 miles (248 km) long trip between Milan and Nice with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different fares like the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals! Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train from Milan to Nice in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Milan to Nice journey, such as departure and arrival times, train stations, number of stops, journey times and more.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Trenitalia when booking your train tickets between Milan and Nice due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Refund or voucher policy
    • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
    • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
    • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

    Trains from Milan to Nice

    For people in Milan who want to go to Nice to soak up the Mediterranean's vibrant energy, trains are an exciting travel option. A train from Milan to Nice takes almost five hours to cover the 154-mile journey. Only one train company, Thello, which is part of the Trenitalia Group, operates trains to Nice from Milan.

    Milan to Nice train times: Daily departures

    With three trains departing for Nice from Milan daily, there are 21 trains available for travelers every week. The trains depart the station in Milan at intervals of four hours. The first train leaves early in the morning, and the last one departs in the afternoon. There are no evening or night departures.
    When booking a train from Milan to Nice, travelers don't need to worry about stopovers, as all the connections are direct.

    How long is the journey by train from Milan to Nice?

    On average, passengers can expect to spend close to five hours on board a train from Milan to Nice. Though there may be some slight variations in duration, all the trains go directly to Nice. Usually, the afternoon train takes the longest to complete the journey.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Milan to Nice?

    Departure train station: Trains to Nice from Milan can be found at Milan Central, arguably one of the most exquisite train stations in Europe. The station is in Piazza Duca d'Aosta, which travelers can reach using the M2 and M3 underground lines, taxis, and buses. The station has a lost-and-found center, information desks, currency exchange services, restrooms, and restaurants.

    Arrival train station: Each train from Milan to Nice drops off passengers at Nice Ville train station, in heart of the city. As it's the major train hub in the region, there are plenty of buses and taxis that can get travelers to other regions of Nice or France. Nice Ville has a parking lot, storage lockers, restrooms, restaurants, and shops.

    Which train companies travel from Milan to Nice?

    Only one train company, Thello, operates trains to Nice from Milan. Each week, 21 Thello trains depart from Milan for Nice. The company only offers direct trips to Nice from Milan, saving passengers the hassle of stopovers and transfers. The trains depart at intervals of four hours from early morning.

    Thello Milan to Nice

    Each day, there are three Thello trains that head directly to Nice from Milan. All the trains take roughly five hours to cover the 154 miles, ensuring that passengers aboard the early morning train are in Nice at around noon. Those who opt for the afternoon train arrive in Nice at night.

    Milan to Nice: Services on board

    Thello's luggage policies are suitable for people who can't pack light. In the storage compartments, passengers can keep two standard-size suitcases with a height, length, and width not exceeding 160 cm. Foldable bicycles can also be stored. Items requiring special storage incur an additional charge. Pets are also allowed on board, but there are strict requirements.
    Travelers can choose between first- and second-class travel when booking a train from Milan to Nice. Thello trains epitomize comfort. The trains have large reclining seats of widths of up to 63 cm, and plenty of legroom. A courtesy light, opening table, and power sockets are available at each seat. Each carriage has air conditioning, and there's a bar where passengers can enjoy coffee, cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, and salads.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Milan to Nice

    Travelers can cut ticket costs without compromising too much on their travel experience. The most effective method is booking tickets at least four weeks before the departure date when there are offers. To save even more, travelers can also choose a train from Milan to Nice operating outside peak hours.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Milan to Nice
    Travel by train to Nice easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Milan to Nice.
    FAQs
    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Milan and Nice?

    Travel by train between Milan, Italy and Nice, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Nice from Milan restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Milan?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Nice, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 12/5/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Milan to Nice closer to your date of departure here

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Milan, Italy from Nice, France?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Nice to Milan is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from France?

    Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Nice?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

    The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 12/4/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Milan from Nice here.

    How far is it from Milan to Nice by train?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Nice from Milan by train to be approximately 154 miles (248 km).
    Which train station from Milan to Nice do I depart from? Which Nice train station from Milan do I arrive in?

    Some of the Milan train stations to Nice you can start your journey from include Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Nice include Nice Ville, Gare de Nice-Ville and Nice Saint-Augustin.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Milano Centrale   and arriving in Nice Ville.

    Where is the train station in Milan to go to Nice? Where is the train station in Nice located?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Milano Centrale and need to travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Nice most often arrive at Nice Ville and need to travel around 0.2 miles (378 m) from this train station to the city center.

    Which train companies can get me from Milan to Nice?
    Take the Milan to Nice train with Thello, Trenitalia, Intercity, Regionale Veloce or Frecciabianca. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Nice from Milan as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains are there to Nice from Milan a day?
    The average number of trains departing Milan for Nice is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Milan
    Nice
    Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Milan for your trip to Nice.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
    Public transit options for Milano Centrale
    Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
    Tram lines: 1
    Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
    Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
    Metro lines: M2, M5
    Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
    Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8